John Wilson (New Zealand rugby league)

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John Wilson
Personal information
Full name Johnnie Wilson
Born New Zealand
Playing information
Position Fullback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Te Atatu Roosters
Northcote Tigers
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Auckland
1972 New Zealand 2 0 3 0 6
1975–1977 New Zealand Māori
Source: [1]

John Wilson is a New Zealand rugby league player who represented his country in the 1972 World Cup.

Playing career[edit]

Wilson played for the Te Atatu Roosters and represented Auckland. A fullback, Wilson was selected for the New Zealand Kiwis in 1972. He played in two matches at that year's World Cup, scoring three goals.[2]

In the second half of his career Wilson joined the Northcote Tigers and in 1975 won the Painter Rosebowl Trophy as the top point scorer in the Auckland Rugby League competition. In 1977 he won the Lipscombe Cup as Auckland's Sportsman of the Year. That same year, he was involved in Auckland's "Grand Slam" as they defeated Australia 19-15 on 1 June, Great Britain 14-10 on 14 June and France 17-0 on 21 June all at Carlaw Park.[3]

Wilson was also part of the New Zealand Māori sides that won both the 1975 and 1977 Pacific Cups.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Wilson rugbyleagueproject.org
  2. ^ WILSON, Johnnie (1972)Kiwis # 504 nzleague.co.nz
  3. ^ Coffey, John and Bernie Wood Auckland, 100 years of rugby league, 1909-2009, 2009. ISBN 978-1-86969-366-4.
  4. ^ John Coffey, Bernie Wood (2008). 100 years: Māori rugby league, 1908-2008. Huia Publishers. pp. 198–201. ISBN 978-1-86969-331-2. ISBN 1-86969-331-0.