Ken English

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Ken English
Personal information
Full name Kenneth Hamilton English
Playing information
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
St. George (WRL)
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Wellington
1951–1952 New Zealand 1 0 0 0 0
Source: [1]

Kenneth "Ken" Hamilton English was a New Zealand rugby league footballer of the 1950s, playing at representative level for New Zealand (#328), and Wellington, as a Prop, i.e. number 8 or 10, during the era of contested scrums.[2][3][4]

Playing career[edit]

A New Zealand Police officer, English switched codes from rugby union in the later 1940's, joining the St. George club in the Wellington Rugby League.

In 1947 English was part of the Wellington side that defeated the West Coast 11-4 to win the Northern Union Cup for the first time. In 1949 he was part of the Southern Provinces team that held the touring Australian side to 17-15.[5]

International honours[edit]

After a brilliant trial, English made his New Zealand Kiwis debut against the 1951 touring French side. With team mate Johnny Dodd, English was selected on the 1951-1952 tour of Great Britain and France.[1] He played in fourteen games on the tour, scoring three tries, but never played another test match.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Roll of Honour at nzrl.co.nz". nzrl.co.nz. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Past Kiwis → E at nzrl.co.nz". nzrl.co.nz. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Profile at nzleague.co.nz". nzleague.co.nz. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Team of the Century - Week 6 Wellington Rugby League