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.

Career[edit]

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]

Personal[edit]

Lecky married Charlotte Wilkinson in 1887.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "the 1,109 New Zealand ALL BLACKS from 1884 - GAGE to MYNOTT :: FamilyTreeCircles.com Genealogy". www.familytreecircles.com. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "PECK of Taita - Family Tree". ngairedith.tribalpages.com. 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.