Ronald MacDonald (rugby league)

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Ronald MacDonald
Personal information
Full name Ronald Amelioran MacDonald[1]
Nickname Scotch
Born New Zealand
Playing information
Position Wing, Five-eighth, Halfback
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Ponsonby United Rugby League
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1908–19?? Auckland
1909–1911 New Zealand 4 2 0 0 6
Source: [2]

Ronald MacDonald was a New Zealand rugby league player who represented his country between 1909 and 1911.

Rugby union career[edit]

MacDonald originally played rugby union and represented Auckland as a wing-forward.[3]

Rugby league career[edit]

MacDonald, a halfback from Auckland, was part of Auckland's original 1908 rugby league team.[3] 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.[2]

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.[4]

MacDonald was part of the 1911 New Zealand side that toured Australia, playing against New South Wales and Queensland.[1] 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.[3]


  1. ^ a b MACDONALD, RONALD AMELIORAN 1909 - 11 - KIWI #38
  2. ^ a b Ronald MacDonald
  3. ^ a b c John Coffey and Bernie Wood, The Kiwis: 100 Years of International Rugby League, Hodder Moa, Auckland, 2007, p. 37.
  4. ^ Coffey, John and Bernie Wood Auckland, 100 years of rugby league, 1909-2009, 2009. ISBN 978-1-86969-366-4.