Ronald MacDonald (rugby league)
|Full name||Ronald Amelioran MacDonald|
|Position||Wing, Five-eighth, Halfback|
|Ponsonby United Rugby League|
Rugby union career
Rugby league career
MacDonald, a halfback from Auckland, was part of Auckland's original 1908 rugby league team. He first represented New Zealand during the 1909 tour of Australia, playing in all three Test matches. MacDonald scored a try in the first Test match.
MacDonald was again selected for New Zealand for the first Test match in New Zealand, against the 1910 Great Britain Lions. MacDonald scored a try in the match. He was part of the Auckland tour of New Zealand at the end of the year.
MacDonald was part of the 1911 New Zealand side that toured Australia, playing against New South Wales and Queensland. He was Auckland's sole Auckland selector in 1911 and later served as a national selector and as Auckland's delegate to the New Zealand Rugby League.
- MACDONALD, RONALD AMELIORAN 1909 - 11 - KIWI #38 nzleague.co.nz
- Ronald MacDonald rugbyleagueproject.org
- John Coffey and Bernie Wood, The Kiwis: 100 Years of International Rugby League, Hodder Moa, Auckland, 2007, p. 37.
- Coffey, John and Bernie Wood Auckland, 100 years of rugby league, 1909-2009, 2009. ISBN 978-1-86969-366-4.