Edwin Abbott (rugby league)

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Edwin Abbott
Personal information
Full name Edwin Frederick Abbott
Born 1909
New Zealand
Died 3 May 1976
Ngaruawahia
Playing information
Position Halfback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Ngaruawahia
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
South Auckland
1931 North Island
1932 New Zealand 2 1 0 0 3
Source: [1]

Edwin Abbott (1909–1976) was a New Zealand rugby league player who represented his country in 1930 and 1932.

Abbott was the nephew of 1905 All Black Harold Abbott and the uncle of Bill Deacon, a Kiwi from 1965 to 1971.[2]

Playing career[edit]

From the Ngaruawahia Panthers club, Abbott represented South Auckland and the North Island.[3] In 1930 he was selected for the New Zealand tour of New South Wales, playing in both matches against New South Wales and scoring three tries against Sydney Metropolis.[4]

He played for South Auckland against both the 1928 and 1932 touring Great Britain Lions. In 1932 he played for New Zealand in two tests against Great Britain, scoring one try.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Edwin Abbott rugbyleagueproject.org
  2. ^ Edwin Frederick ABBOTT, Edwin Frederick (1930, 1932) nzleague.co.nz
  3. ^ In Touch nzrl.co.nz, October 2011
  4. ^ Bruce Montgomerie Those Who Played, Montgomerie Publishing, 2004. ISBN 0646434071