Bill Webb (rugby union)

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Bill Webb
Birth nameWilliam Phillips Webb[1]
Date of birth(1868-03-18)18 March 1868[1]
Place of birthDunedin, New Zealand [1]
Date of deathc. 1931[1]
Place of deathSydney, Australia
SchoolOtago Boys' High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Forward[1]
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1894–96, 98–1900
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1894–96, 98–1900
New South Wales
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1899[1] Australia 2[1] (0)[1]

William "Bill" Phillips Webb (18 March 1868 - c. 1931) was a New Zealand-born rugby union player who represented Australia.

Webb, a forward, was born in Dunedin, New Zealand and attended Otago Boys' High School. Webb played for Otago in 1888 coming out of the Zingari-Richmond club. He moved to Sydney in 1894 and joined the Wallaroo club. He was described as being a "powerfully built backrow forward".[2]

In 1899 Webb was in the New South Wales team which faced the touring British Lions. Based on his performance he was then selected for the final two matches for Australia against the tourists.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h " player profile of Bill Webb". Retrieved 12 July 2010.
  2. ^ Chester, Rod; McMillan, Neville; Palenski, Ron (1987). The Encyclopedia of New Zealand Rugby. Auckland, New Zealand: Moa Publications. p. 200. ISBN 0-908570-16-3.