Doug Anderson (rugby league)

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Doug Anderson
Personal information
Full name Harry Douglas Anderson
Born (1926-10-28)28 October 1926
New Zealand
Died 15 October 2016(2016-10-15) (aged 89)
Takapuna, New Zealand[1]
Playing information
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 75 kg (11 st 11 lb)
Position Centre, Stand-off
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1947–19?? Point Chevalier
Howick
1953–1957 Marist
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Auckland
1947–1954 New Zealand 3 0 0 0 0
1948–1949 North Island
Source: [2]

Harry Douglas "Doug" Anderson (28 October 1926 – 15 October 2016)[1] was a New Zealand rugby league player who represented his country in the 1954 World Cup.

Playing career[edit]

Anderson played for Marist, Howick and Point Chevalier in the Auckland Rugby League competition. He represented Auckland and was first selected for the New Zealand Kiwis in 1947.

Anderson was the first member of the Point Chevalier club to be selected for the Kiwis and went on to play in 22 games, including three test matches, for New Zealand.[3] He represented the North Island in 1948 and 1949 and was part of the New Zealand side selected for the 1954 World Cup.

Anderson was forced to sit out of the 1951 and 1952 seasons due to the transfer system. In 1953 he successfully completed a transfer to Marist and played for his new club until he retired in 1957.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Harry Anderson death notice". New Zealand Herald. 17 October 2016. Retrieved 22 October 2016. 
  2. ^ RLP
  3. ^ ANDERSON, Harry Douglas - 1947 - 48, 1954 Archived 5 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine. nzleague.co.nz
  4. ^ Bruce Montgomerie Those Who Played, Montgomerie Publishing, 2004. ISBN 0646434071