Ernest Button

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Ernest Button
Personal information
Full name Ernest Linton Button
Born New Zealand
Playing information
Rugby union
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Rugby league
Position Hooker
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1914 City (CRL)
1915–19?? Linwood (CRL
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1914 Canterbury
1914 New Zealand 1 0 0 0 0
Source: RLP

Ernest Linton Button[1] was a New Zealand rugby league player who represented his country.

Playing career[edit]

Originally a rugby union player, Button represented Canterbury.[2]

Button switched codes and played for City in the Canterbury Rugby League in 1914.[2] During that season he represented Canterbury and was selected to play for New Zealand in a Test match against the Great Britain Lions. Button later joined Linwood.[2]


  1. ^ BUTTON, Ernest Linton 1914 – Kiwi #106
  2. ^ a b c Coffey, John. Canterbury XIII, Christchurch, 1987.