Alan Rushton

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Alan Rushton
Personal information
Full name Alan Phillip Rushton
Born New Zealand
Playing information
Position Hooker, Prop, Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Eastern Suburbs
Hornby
1986 Linwood
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1970–1981 Canterbury 41
1974–1981 South Island
1977–1981 New Zealand 13 1 0 0 3
Source: [1]

Alan Rushton is a New Zealand former rugby league player who represented his country in the 1977 World Cup.

Playing career[edit]

Originally a second-row, Rushton moved to prop and then to hooker as his career evolved.[2]

Rushton was a Canterbury and South Island representative and was part of the Canterbury side that defeated Auckland 15-14 in 1975.[3] He was first selected for the New Zealand Kiwis in 1977 for the World Cup. Rushton went on to play 28 matches for New Zealand, including in thirteen test matches between 1977 and 1981.[4]

Rushton captained Canterbury in six matches in 1980. He was a Kiwi from the Eastern Suburbs and Hornby clubs and played for Linwood in 1986.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alan Rushton rugbyleagueproject.org
  2. ^ a b Coffey, John. Canterbury XIII, Christchurch, 1987.
  3. ^ Nothing better than bettering Auckland The Press, 30 May 2009
  4. ^ RUSHTON, Alan Phillip - 1977 - 78, 1980 - 81 nzleague.co.nz