Pat Creedy

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Pat Creedy
Personal information
Full name Patrick Joseph Creedy
Born 1927/28
New Zealand
Died 7 April 2011 (aged 83)
Wyndham, New Zealand
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Halfback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Southland
Canterbury
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Rugby league
Position Fullback, Scrum-half
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Marist (CRL)
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Canterbury
1955–1956 South Island
1955–1957 New Zealand 9 0 6 0 12
Source: RLP

Pat Creedy (1920s–2011) was a New Zealand rugby football player who represented his country in rugby league.

Playing career[edit]

Creedy originally played rugby union and represented both the Southland Rugby Union and the Canterbury Rugby Union.[1]

Creedy later switched codes to rugby league and joined the Marist club in the Canterbury Rugby League competition. He represented Canterbury and in 1955 was selected at halfback for the South Island. That year he was first selected for the New Zealand Kiwis, playing against the French and touring Great Britain and France.[2]

In 1956 he was selected at fullback for the South Island and in 1957 he was selected for the Kiwis squad for the 1957 World Cup. Creedy finished his career with 33 games for the Kiwis, including nine test matches. He scored four tries and 12 goals for his country.[1]

Creedy died on 7 April 2011 in Wyndham, aged 83.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Coffey, John. Canterbury XIII, Christchurch, 1987.
  2. ^ CREEDY, Patrick Joseph - 1955 – 57 nzleague.co.nz
  3. ^ Pat Creedy Obituary New Zealand Herald, 15 April 2011