- For the Australian dual-code international rugby footballer, see Bob Stuart (rugby)
|Full name||Robert Charles Stuart|
|Date of birth||28 October 1920|
|Place of birth||Dunedin, New Zealand|
|Date of death||10 May 2005(aged 84)|
|Place of death||Wellington, New Zealand|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||92 kg (203 lb)|
|School||St Kevin's College|
|University||Massey Agricultural College|
|Notable relative(s)||Kevin Stuart (brother)
Jim Kearney (cousin)
Cameron McIntyre (great-nephew)
|Rugby union career|
Robert Charles "Bob" Stuart OBE (28 October 1920 – 11 May 2005) was a New Zealand rugby union player and administrator. He was given a lifetime service award by the International Rugby Board immediately after the 2003 Rugby World Cup.
A loose forward, Stuart briefly represented Manawatu at a provincial level in 1941, and, after the war, Canterbury from 1947 until 1953. He was a member of the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks, from 1949 to 1954, playing in 27 matches, including seven internationals. He captained the All Blacks on their 1953–54 tour of Britain, Ireland, France and North America.
In 1956, Stuart was a coaching advisor for the All Blacks during the South African tour of New Zealand, and between 1958 and 1959 he was one of the two selector–coaches of the Canterbury provincial side. From 1974 to 1989, he was a member of the New Zealand Rugby Union board, and he served as a New Zealand delegate to the International Rugby Board from 1978.
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