Ernie Buckland

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Ernie Buckland
Personal information
Full name Ernest Buckland
Born New Zealand
Playing information
Position Wing, Centre
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1909–1911 Taranaki
1909–1911 New Zealand 4 1 0 0 3
1912 Wellington
Source: RLP

Ernest "Ernie" Buckland[1] was a New Zealand rugby league player who represented his country between 1909 and 1911.

Playing career[edit]

Buckland played for Taranaki in their first ever game of rugby league in 1908.[2] In 1909 he first played for New Zealand, being selected as part of the squad that toured Australia.

In 1910 Buckland played in the Test match against the touring Great Britain Lions side, scoring a try. He then toured Australia the following year.

Buckland later moved to Wellington, playing for the Wellington rugby league team in 1912.[3]

He was named in the Taranaki Rugby League's team of the century in 2008.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BUCKLAND, ERNEST 1909 - 11 - KIWI #30 nzleague.co.nz
  2. ^ Coffey, John and Bernie Wood Auckland, 100 years of rugby league, 1909-2009, 2009. ISBN 978-1-86969-366-4.
  3. ^ Coffey, John. Canterbury XIII, Christchurch, 1987.
  4. ^ "Dream team of century is named". Taranaki Daily News. 14 October 2008. Retrieved 29 September 2011.