Edward Tyne

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Edward Tyne
Personal information
Full name Edmund Tyne[1]
Nickname Hone
Playing information
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 78.5 kg (12 st 5 lb)
Rugby union
Position Scrum-half
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1906 Canterbury
Rugby league
Position Fullback, Halfback
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1907–08 New Zealand 3
1908 Wellington
Hawke's Bay
Source: RLP

Edward "Hone" Tyne was a New Zealand rugby footballer who was part of the professional 1907-1908 New Zealand rugby tour of Great Britain.

Early life[edit]

Tyne was a railway worker, working for the New Zealand Railways Department.[2]

Rugby football[edit]

In 1906 Tyne represented Canterbury and the South Island but in 1907 he moved north to Petone due to his work, joining the Petone Rugby Club. Tyne usually played at Scrum Half but also played at Wing-Forward, a position that, by the 1900s, was only still seen in New Zealand rugby union.

Rugby league[edit]

Tyne was selected to go on the 1907-08 professional rugby tour of Great Britain and Australia, in part because his size meant he could play most positions. He was one of six players from the Petone Rugby Club selected.[3] Tyne played in three test matches while on tour. Tyne scored two tries while on tour.

After returning to New Zealand, Tyne represented Wellington in a provincial match against Auckland, before being one of the founders of the Hawke's Bay Rugby League with fellow tourist Jim Gleeson.[2]


Tyne was named as the Centre in the Petone Panthers' Team of the Century in 2012.[4]


  1. ^ TYNE, Edmund (Edward) 1907 - 08 - Kiwi #23 nzleague.co.nz
  2. ^ a b John Haynes From All Blacks to All Golds: Rugby League's Pioneers, Christchurch, Ryan and Haynes, 1996. ISBN 0-473-03864-1
  3. ^ Petone Rugby played big part in 'All Golds' Archived 21 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine. Petone Rugby Club, Accessed 14 August 2009
  4. ^ "Petone Rugby League marks its 100th year". stuff.co.nz. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.