Don Hammond

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Don Hammond
Personal information
BornNew Zealand
Playing information
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Mount Albert Lions
Western United
Eastern Districts
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1961–65 New Zealand 21 3 0 0 9
Coaching information
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1978–1979 Auckland
Source: [1]

Don Hammond is a New Zealand rugby league footballer who represented New Zealand.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Hammond originally played for the Mount Albert Lions in the Auckland Rugby League competition, playing for Western United when the Lions senior side was merged as part of the ARL's district scheme.[2]

He later moved to Eastern Districts and in 1964 won the Rothville Trophy as the Auckland Rugby League player of the year. That year he also won the New Zealand Rugby League's player of the year award.[3]

Hammond represented and captained Auckland and first played for the New Zealand national rugby league team in 1961. He went on to play in twenty one test matches, including six as captain.[4]

Coaching career[edit]

In 1978 and 1979 Hammond coached Auckland.[2]

Hammond was named one of the New Zealand Rugby League's Legends of League in 2010.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Statistics at". 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b Coffey, John and Bernie Wood Auckland, 100 years of rugby league, 1909-2009, 2009. ISBN 978-1-86969-366-4.
  3. ^ Sky Rugby League Annual '98 New Zealand Rugby League, 1998
  4. ^ Roger Donald HAMMOND, Roger Donald (1959 - 65)[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Legends of League