Bill McLennan (rugby league)
|Full name||William Richard McLennan|
5 June 1927|
West Coast, New Zealand
|Died||21 July 2007
Auckland, New Zealand
|Height||185 cm (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||101 kg (15 st 13 lb)|
Born on the West Coast, McLennan was a miner and represented the West Coast. He played for the Runanga club. He was first selected for New Zealand in 1951. McLennan played in 84 games for the Kiwis, including 28 tests. This included 22 consecutive tests. His total 84 games has been bettered only by Jock Butterfield (99) and Tom Baxter (94).
He was part of the famous Kiwi team that won back-to-back test series against Australia in 1952 (in Australia) and 1953 (in New Zealand).
- McLENNAN, William Richard 1951 - 57 - Kiwi #334 Archived July 19, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. nzleague.co.nz
- Top Players West Coast Rugby Football League
- Playing Records nzrl.co.nz
- Kiwi League Legend passes away[permanent dead link] rleague.com, 25 July 2007
- "Obituary: Bill 'Ginger' McLennan". The New Zealand Herald. 28 July 2007. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
- Legends of League nzrl.co.nz