Jim Bond (rugby league)

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Jim Bond
Personal information
Full name James Arthur Bond
Born New Zealand
Playing information
Position Stand-off
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Papanui (CRL)
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1958–19?? Canterbury
1958–1964 South Island 6
1961–1968 New Zealand 14 1 0 0 3
Coaching information
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1970–1971 University (CRL)
Source: RLP

James Arthur "Jim" Bond[1] is a New Zealand former rugby league player who represented his country fourteen times, including captaining the side in the 1968 World Cup.

Playing career[edit]

Bond played for the Papanui club in the Canterbury Rugby League competition and represented both Canterbury and the South Island.[2] He first made the New Zealand Kiwis in 1961 when he was part of the tour of Great Britain and France. Bond was a continual selection for the Kiwis until 1964. After that year he was not selected again until the 1968 season.

In 1968 Bond was selected to captain the side to the 1968 World Cup.

Coaching career[edit]

After retirement Bond coached the University club in the Canterbury Rugby League competition.[2]


  1. ^ BOND, James Arthur - 1961 - 63, 1968 nzleague.co.nz
  2. ^ a b Coffey, John. Canterbury XIII, Christchurch, 1987.