Dave Solomon (rugby)
|Full name||David Solomon|
|Born||31 May 1913|
|Died||15 August 1997 (aged 84)|
Auckland, New Zealand
|Height||173 cm (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||76 kg (12 st 0 lb)|
|Position||Fullback, first five-eighth|
Dave Solomon (31 May 1913 – 15 August 1997) was a Fijian-born rugby football player who represented New Zealand in both rugby union (as a five-eighth and fullback) and rugby league. His brother Frank Solomon was also an All Black.
Rugby union career
Playing with the Ponsonby rugby union club, Solomon moved south; playing for the Matamata sub-union 1932–43 and represented the Waikato Rugby Union in 1934 before moving back home and playing for Auckland 1935–38, in every back position except wing. He made the 1935 All Blacks tour and travelled with the squad to Great Britain, playing in eight tour matches in 1934–35 and scored 3 points (a try) for New Zealand.
Rugby league career
Return to rugby union
After the war he returned to rugby union, and coached the East Coast Bays and Northcote clubs on the North Shore.