Bevin Hough

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Bevin Hough
Personal information
Full name William Bevin Keith Hough
Born (1929-04-21) 21 April 1929 (age 88)
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Rugby league career
Playing information
Position Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Richmond
Papakura
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Auckland
1950–53 New Zealand 12
Source: [1]
Achievements and titles
National finals Long jump champion (1949, 1950, 1951)
Triple jump champion (1949)

William Bevin Keith Hough[2] (born 21 April 1929) is a former New Zealand sportsman who represented his country in rugby league and the long jump.

Early life and family[edit]

Hough was born on 21 April 1929 in the Auckland suburb of Ponsonby, the son of William Hough of Wiri.[3]

Athletics career[edit]

Representing Auckland, Hough won the 1948 New Zealand under-19 long jump title, jumping 21 ft 2 78 in (6.47 m).[4] He went on two win the national men's long jump championship in each of the following three years, with a best leap of 24 ft 4 in (7.42 m) in 1949, breaking the New Zealand record held by Jack Metcalfe.[4][5] In 1949, he also won the national triple jump title, with a distance of 45 ft 5 in (13.84 m).[4]

At the 1950 British Empire Games in Auckland Hough leapt 23 ft 7 38 in (7.20 m) to win the silver medal in the men's long jump.[6]

Rugby league career[edit]

Hough played rugby league for the Richmond and Papakura clubs.[7] He represented both Auckland and New Zealand, being selected for the Kiwis from 1950 to 1953 and playing in 12 test matches.[8] During the 1951 French rugby league tour of Australia and New Zealand, Hough was selected to play for both Auckland and New Zealand at winger.

References[edit]

  1. ^ RLP
  2. ^ Hough, William Bevin Keith 1950–53 - Kiwi #324 Archived July 19, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. nzleague.co.nz
  3. ^ "Births". New Zealand Herald. 23 April 1929. p. 1. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c Hollings, Stephen (December 2016). "National champions 1887–2016" (PDF). Athletics New Zealand. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "New long jump figures". The Advocate. 14 March 1949. p. 5. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  6. ^ "Bevin Hough". New Zealand Olympic Committee. 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  7. ^ Roll of Honour Richmond Rovers RLFC, Accessed 16 August 2009
  8. ^ Coffey and Wood The Kiwis: 100 Years of International Rugby League ISBN 1-86971-090-8