Des Barchard

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Des Barchard
Personal information
Full name Desmond Alfred Barchard
Playing information
Position Stand-off, Halfback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Marist
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1948–1953 Auckland
1947–1952 New Zealand 8 1 0 0 3
1953 US All Stars
Coaching information
Representative
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1968 New Zealand 3 0 0 3 0
1972 New Zealand 3 0 0 3 0
Source: RLP

Desmond Alfred (Des) Barchard is a New Zealand former rugby league player and coach who represented and coached his country. Barchard was the coach of the Kiwis in the 1968 and 1972 World Cups.

Playing career[edit]

A member of the Marist club in the Auckland Rugby League, Barchard first represented Auckland in 1948.[1] He was selected for the New Zealand Kiwis in 1947 and went on to play in eight Test matches for his country. In 1953, his final year of representative football for Auckland, he was drawn into the touring US All Stars side as they were short of players for their New Zealand leg of the tour.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

Barchard was the coach of the New Zealand Kiwis at the 1968 and 1972 World Cups. The Kiwis did not win a match in either tournament.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marist Rugby League Football Club Inc Auckland Rugby League
  2. ^ John Coffey, Bernie Wood (2008). 100 years: Māori rugby league, 1908-2008. Huia Publishers. p. 135. ISBN 978-1-86969-331-2. 
Preceded by
Lory Blanchard
Coach
New Zealand Kiwis

1968
Succeeded by
Lory Blanchard
Preceded by
Lory Blanchard
Coach
New Zealand Kiwis

1972
Succeeded by
George Menzies