Chris Jordan (rugby league)

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Chris Jordan
Personal information
Full name Christopher Mark Jordan[1]
Born New Zealand
Playing information
Position Fullback, Centre, Five-eighth
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
University (ARL)
Ellerslie
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1975–1980 Auckland
1977–1978 New Zealand 5 2 16 0 38
Source: RLP

Chris Jordan is a New Zealandan rugby league player who represented his country in the 1977 World Cup. His father, Len, was a New Zealand international between 1946 and 1949.

Playing career[edit]

Jordan played for the University club in the Auckland Rugby League competition, being coached by Jack Fagan.[2] He later joined the Ellerslie club.

He was part of the Auckland side that defeated France 9-3 on 13 June 1975 at Carlaw Park in front of 10,000 fans.[3][4] He was also part of the Auckland side that completed a famous "grand slam" in 1977 by defeating Great Britain, France and Australia in the space on 21 days.

Jordan made his international debut for the New Zealand Kiwis in 1977 at the World Cup. Between 1977 and 1978 he played in five Test matches for the Kiwis, scoring two tries and sixteen goals for thirty eight points.

References[edit]

  1. ^ JORDAN, Christopher Mark - 1977 - 78 Archived April 5, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. nzleague.co.nz
  2. ^ In Touch New Zealand Rugby League, December 2011
  3. ^ Clarkson, Alan (1975-06-13). "Canterbury's bid for Mills". The Sydney Morning Herald. p. 13. Retrieved 2009-11-12. 
  4. ^ Coffey, John and Bernie Wood Auckland, 100 years of rugby league, 1909-2009, 2009. ISBN 978-1-86969-366-4.