Neville Denton

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Neville Denton
Personal information
Full name Neville Leon Denton[1]
Born New Zealand
Playing information
Position Wing
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Northern Districts (ARL)
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1954–1963 New Zealand 13 5 1 0 17
Coaching information
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1965–1966 Marist (ARL)
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1971–1973 Auckland
Source: RLP

Neville Denton is a New Zealand former rugby league player who represented his country in the 1954 and 1960 World Cups.

Playing career[edit]

Denton, an Auckland representative, played in 13 Test matches for the New Zealand Kiwis between 1954 and 1963. During this time Denton attended the 1954, 1957 and 1960 World Cups. He, however, did not play a match in the 1957 World Cup. Denton was also part of the Auckland teams that defeated France 15-8 in 1960, Australia 13-8 in 1961 and Great Britain 46-13 in 1962.[2]

Denton, along with Ron Ackland and Gary Phillips, withdrew from the 1961 tour of Great Britain due to a dispute over allowances.[2]

Denton Denton played for the "Northern Districts" team during the Auckland Rugby League's "district era". The team was a combination of Northcote and North Shore.[2] He also played for Marist.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

Denton coached Marist in 1965 and 1966. Denton later served as the selector-coach of Auckland between 1971 and 1973.[2]


  1. ^ DENTON, Nevilli Leon - 1954 - 63
  2. ^ a b c d Coffey, John and Bernie Wood Auckland, 100 years of rugby league, 1909-2009, 2009. ISBN 978-1-86969-366-4.
  3. ^ Marist Memories 1919-1969 by Terry Hyland