Don Ladner

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Don Ladner
Personal information
Full name Gordon Charles Ladner
Born 1948/1949
Died 26 January 2009(2009-01-26) (aged 60)
Reefton, New Zealand
Playing information
Position Fullback
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
West Coast
1969–1970 New Zealand 8 0 34 4 76
Source: RLP

Gordon Charles "Don" Ladner[1] (1948/1949 – 26 January 2009) was a New Zealand rugby league player who represented his country. Ladner's position of preference was at fullback.

Playing career[edit]

Ladner worked in a mine in Reefton.

A West Coast representative, Ladner played 8 tests for the Kiwis from 1969–70, scoring 76 points, all from goal kicking. He played three matches at the 1970 World Cup.

He died in Reefton on 26 January 2009 after suffering a heart attack. He was 60.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ LADNER, Grodon Charles (Don) 1969 - 70 - Kiwi #465 nzleague.co.nz
  2. ^ Knowler, Richard (28 January 2009). "Kiwis and West Coast wonder-boot Ladner dies at 60". The Press. Retrieved 29 September 2011.