John Lecky (rugby union)

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John Lecky
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Full name John Gage Lecky
Date of birth (1863-11-04)4 November 1863
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand
Date of death 6 April 1917(1917-04-06) (aged 53)
Place of death Auckland, New Zealand
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Forward
New Zealand No. 6
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1883, 86–89 Grafton ()
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1883, 86–89 Auckland 18 ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1884 All Blacks 7 ((8))

John Gage Lecky (4 November 1863 – 6 April 1917)[1][2] was a New Zealand rugby union player who played for the All Blacks in 1884. His position of choice was forward.


Out of the Grafton club, Lecky was called into the New Zealand national side to tour New South Wales in 1884 after J. Coombe Webster withdrew for business reasons.[3][4]

Described by team manager, S.E Sleigh as "a plucky player",[4] Gage played in seven matches on the tour (including a match against Wellington before they left) and scored four tries in the process.[3]

He played 18 games for the Auckland province between 1883 and 1889.[3]


Lecky married Charlotte Wilkinson in 1887.


  1. ^ "the 1,109 New Zealand ALL BLACKS from 1884 - GAGE to MYNOTT :: Genealogy". Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "PECK of Taita - Family Tree". Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c Knight, Lindsay. "John Gage Lecky". New Zealand Rugby Union. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Chester, Rod; McMillan, Neville; Palenski, Ron (1987). The Encyclopedia Of New Zealand Rugby. Auckland, New Zealand: Moa Publications. p. 97. ISBN 0-908570-16-3.