Gordon Hooker

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Gordon Hooker
Personal information
Born New Zealand
Playing information
Position Wing
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1908–19?? Taranaki
1909 New Zealand 2 0 0 0 0
1910 Queensland

Gordon Hooker was a New Zealand rugby league player who represented his country in 1909.

Playing career[edit]

Hooker represented Taranaki in 1908 and was selected to tour Australia for New Zealand in 1909, where he played in two Test matches.[1]

He represented Queensland against the 1910 Great Britain Lions before returning to New Zealand and playing for Taranaki against the 1914 Lions. He played until he was 36.[2]

In the 1930's Hooker helped re-establish rugby league in Taranaki.[2]

Legacy[edit]

In 2008 he was named in the Taranaki Rugby League Team of the Century.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ HOOKER, Gordon - 1909 nzleague.co.nz
  2. ^ a b John Coffey and Bernie Wood, The Kiwis: 100 Years of International Rugby League, Hodder Moa, Auckland, 2007, p. 37.
  3. ^ "Dream team of century is named". Taranaki Daily News. 14 October 2008. Retrieved 24 September 2011.