Frank Delgrosso

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Frank Delgrosso
Personal information
Full name Frank August Delgrosso
Born New Zealand
Playing information
Position Wing, Stand-off, Halfback
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1919–1930 Ponsonby
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1919–1929 Auckland
1921–28 New Zealand 9 3 6 0 21
Source: [1]

Frank Delgrosso was a New Zealand rugby league player who represented his country.

Playing career[edit]

A Ponsonby player in the Auckland Rugby League competition, Delgrosso was first selected for the New Zealand side in 1921. He made his Test debut against Great Britain in 1924 and went on to play in nine Test matches.[2] This included captaining New Zealand in the second and third Test matches in 1924. He was part of the 1926-1927 tour of Great Britain.

Delgrosso was also an Auckland representative and was part of the side that won the Northern Union Cup in 1919 as well as playing for both Auckland City and Auckland Province against touring sides. Delgrosso captained Ponsonby in 1929 and 1930.[3] At the end of 1930 Delgrosso was sensationally suspended for three seasons by the Auckland Rugby League, effectively ending his career.[4] Delgrosso was accused off failing to get one of his sent off team mates to leave the field, throwing mud at the referee and using foul language.


  1. ^ "Statistics at". 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  2. ^ DELGROSSO, Frank August - 1921, 1925-28
  3. ^ Coffey, John and Bernie Wood Auckland, 100 years of rugby league, 1909-2009, 2009. ISBN 978-1-86969-366-4.
  4. ^ Suspended and Warned Off NZ Truth, Issue 1298, 30 October 1930, P. 17.