Ian Eliason

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Ian Eliason
Birth nameIan Matheson Eliason
Date of birth(1945-06-06)6 June 1945
Place of birthKaponga, New Zealand
Date of death24 February 2019(2019-02-24) (aged 73)
Place of deathNew Plymouth, New Zealand
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight100 kg (220 lb)
SchoolOpunake High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
All Black No. 706
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1964–81 Taranaki 222 ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1972–73 New Zealand 0 (0)

Ian Matheson Eliason (6 June 1945 – 24 February 2019) was a New Zealand rugby union player. A lock, Eliason represented Taranaki at a provincial level, and was a member of the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks, from 1972 to 1973. He played 19 games for the All Blacks but did not appear in any test matches.[1]

Eliason died in New Plymouth on 24 February 2019.[2]


  1. ^ Knight, Lindsay. "Ian Eliason". New Zealand Rugby Union. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  2. ^ Watson, Mike (25 February 2019). "Former All Black and Taranaki rugby stalwart Ian 'Legs' Eliason dies". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 25 February 2019.