Arthur Callum

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Arthur Callum
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Back row
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1905–07 Wellington
Rugby league
Position Loose forward
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1907–08 New Zealand 2 0 0 0 0

Arthur "Dick" Callum was a New Zealand rugby footballer who was part of the professional 1907-1908 New Zealand rugby tour of Great Britain.

Early years[edit]

Callum was an insurance agent.[1]

Rugby Football[edit]

Callum played rugby union for the Melrose Club and represented Wellington in 1905 and 1907.

Rugby League[edit]

Callum was selected for the professional All Blacks in their 1907–08 tour of Great Britain and Australia.[1] Like all members of the tour, Gilchrist subsequently received a life ban from the New Zealand Rugby Union. Callum barely played on the tour and instead assisted Albert Baskerville in an administrative capacity. Despite this he played in two test matches near the end of the tour, when injuries had taken their toll.


  1. ^ a b John Haynes From All Blacks to All Golds: Rugby League's Pioneers, Christchurch, Ryan and Haynes, 1996. ISBN 0-473-03864-1