John Anderson (rugby league)

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John Anderson
Personal information
Born (1913-10-19)19 October 1913
Died 17 September 1984(1984-09-17) (aged 70)
Playing information
Weight 102 kg (16 st 1 lb)
Position Loose forward
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Blackball (WCRL)
1936–1941 Marist Old Boys (ARL)
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Years Team Pld T G FG P
West Coast
South Island
North Island
1937 1938 New Zealand 0 0 0 0 0

John Anderson (19 October 1913 – 17 September 1984) was a New Zealand rugby league player who represented his country.

Playing career[edit]

Anderson originally played for Blackball in the West Coast Rugby League competition. He represented the West Coast, Canterbury and the South Island.

In 1936 Anderson moved to Auckland, joining the Marist Old Boys club and becoming the club captain.[1] With Marist he won the 1938 Fox Memorial championship and the Roope Rooster in 1937 and 1939. Anderson also represented Auckland and the North Island.[2]

In 1938 Anderson toured Australia with the New Zealand team. No test matches were played on the tour however Anderson was the second highest point scorer with 6 tries and 27 goals.[3]


  1. ^ Coffey, John and Bernie Wood Auckland, 100 years of rugby league, 1909-2009, 2009. ISBN 978-1-86969-366-4.
  2. ^ ANDERSON, John (1938)
  3. ^ Bruce Montgomerie Those Who Played, Montgomerie Publishing, 2004. ISBN 0646434071. p.18.