John Bond (rugby league)

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John Bond
Personal information
Full name John Edward Bond[1]
Born 1929/1930 (age 87–88)
New Zealand
Playing information
Position Prop
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1947–1958 Papanui
1962–1964 Marist
1965–1969 Kaiapoi
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1951–1955 Canterbury
1953–1958 South Island
1953–1956 New Zealand 7 1 7 0 17
Coaching information
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1965–1969 Kaiapoi
Source: RLP

John Bond is a New Zealand former rugby league player and coach who represented his country in the 1954 World Cup.

Playing career[edit]

A goalkicking prop, Bond played in the Canterbury Rugby League competition. His career spanned 22 years starting in his debut in 1947 as a 15-year-old with Papanui. He also represented Canterbury and the South Island during this period.[2]

Bond made his debut for the New Zealand Kiwis in 1953, kicking a goal in his debut against Australia. Bond went on to play in twenty two matches for New Zealand, including seven test matches. Bond was part of the New Zealand squad at the inaugural World Cup in 1954. He later toured Britain and France in 1955-56 and Australia in 1956.[2]

Bond retired in 1958 but, after a three-year retirement, he returned with Marist in 1962. In 1965 he took over as the player-coach of Kaiapoi. He retired again in 1969.[2]


  1. ^ BOND, John Edward - 1953 - 56
  2. ^ a b c Coffey, John. Canterbury XIII, Christchurch, 1987.