Jim Calder (rugby league)

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Jim Calder
Personal information
Full name William James Calder
Born New Zealand
Playing information
Position Prop
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Unknown (WCRL)
Years Team Pld T G FG P
West Coast
1929–1936 South Island
1930–1936 New Zealand 8 0 0 0 0
Source: RLP

William James "Jim" Calder[1] is a New Zealand rugby league player who represented his country. His grandson, Quentin Pongia, also played for New Zealand.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Calder first played in the West Coast Rugby League competition and represented the West Coast and the South Island.[3] He made his debut for New Zealand in 1930 and played in his first Test match in 1932. Calder went on to play in eight Test matches for New Zealand.


  1. ^ CALDER, William James 1930 - 36 - Kiwi #204 nzleague.co.nz
  2. ^ John Coffey, Bernie Wood (2008). 100 years: Māori rugby league, 1908-2008. Huia Publishers. p. 270. ISBN 978-1-86969-331-2. ISBN 1-86969-331-0. 
  3. ^ Coffey, John. Canterbury XIII, Christchurch, 1987.