Maurice Brownlie

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Maurice Brownlie
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Full name Maurice John Brownlie
Date of birth (1897-08-10)10 August 1897
Place of birth Wanganui, New Zealand
Date of death 21 January 1957(1957-01-21) (aged 59)
Place of death Gisborne, New Zealand
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 90 kg (14 st 2 lb)
School St Patrick's College, Wellington
Notable relative(s) Cyril Brownlie (brother), Laurence Brownlie (brother)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position loose forward
New Zealand No. 261
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Hawke's Bay
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1922–1928 New Zealand 8 6
correct as of 8 OCt 2007.

Maurice Brownlie (10 August 1897 – 21 January 1957[1]) was a New Zealand Rugby Union player. Along with his brothers Cyril and Laurence he represented the country during the 1920s. Maurice Brownlie played 61 matches for the All Blacks, a record for All Black appearances which stood until beaten by Kevin Skinner in 1954,[2] and scored 21 tries. These matches included eight tests. Maurice was a member of The Invincibles during their European tour of 1924–25. On that tour, his brother Cyril was the first man to be sent off in a test match. Maurice captained the All Blacks for their 1928 tour of South Africa. All three Brownlies represented Hawkes Bay at a provincial level, all playing as loose forwards.


  1. ^ Maurice Brownlie at
  2. ^ Griffiths, John. "The All Blacks' record breaker". Retrieved 20 December 2013.