Jim Amos (rugby league)
|Full name||James Ernest Amos|
Cust, New Zealand
|Died||31 August 1981 (aged 71)
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
Amos first played first grade for Addington in the Canterbury Rugby League competition and represented Canterbury in 1927. He spent the 1928 season with the City Rovers in the Auckland Rugby League competition and played for Auckland.
Amos toured Australia in 1930 with New Zealand, playing against Queensland. He played his only Test match for New Zealand against Great Britain in 1932. Amos missed the 1935 tour of Australia due to injury.
Amos became a selector after retirement, spending thirteen years as a Canterbury selector between 1936 and 1956 and spending fourteen years as a South Island selector. Amos also served as a New Zealand selector three time from 1936 to 1939, 1945 and again from 1952 to 1954.
Amos coached Canterbury between 1946 and 1955, the South Island between 1936 and 1939 and 1947 to 1955 and New Zealand between 1952 and 1954. Amos coached New Zealand at the inaugural World Cup in 1954.
In 1952 Amos was a founding member of Christchurch Marist (know now as Marist-Western) and coached the club in 1952.
Amos was awarded the New Zealand Rugby League Distinguished Service Award in 1980.
Amos died in Paraparaumu in 1981.
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