Jack Manchester

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Jack Manchester
Full name John Eaton Manchester
Nickname Jack, Lugger
Date of birth (1908-01-29)29 January 1908
Place of birth Waimate, New Zealand
Date of death 6 September 1983(1983-09-06) (aged 75)
Place of death Dunedin, New Zealand
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 90 kg (200 lb)
School Timaru Boys' High School
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Flanker
New Zealand No. 393
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team    
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Apps (points)
1928–36 Canterbury 59
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
1932–36 New Zealand 9 (3)
Coaching career
Years Club / team    
1947–52 Otago University

John Eaton "Jack" Manchester (29 January 1908 – 6 September 1983)[1] was a New Zealand rugby union player. A flanker, Manchester played club rugby for Christchurch and represented Canterbury at a provincial level. He was a member of the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks, from 1932 to 1936, and played 36 matches—20 as captain—for the All Blacks including nine internationals. He later coached the Otago University club from 1947 to 1952, having moved to Dunedin after World War II.[2]

Manchester died in Dunedin on 6 September 1983.[2]


  1. ^ "Jack Manchester". ESPNscrum. ESPN Sports Medial. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Knight, Lindsay. "Mac Geddes". New Zealand Rugby Union. Retrieved 3 December 2015.