Morvin Edwards

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Morvin Edwards
Personal information
Full name Morvin Renata Tewhetu Aroha Edwards
Born New Zealand
Playing information
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 87 kg (13 st 10 lb)
Position Fullback, Centre, Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
19?? Upper Hutt Tigers
19?? Swinton
1991–93 Leeds
1993–94 Balmain Tigers 26 6 2 0 28
1995–98 Penrith Panthers 38 4 0 0 16
Total 64 10 2 0 44
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1988–91 Wellington 27
19?? New Zealand Māori
1989–93 New Zealand 10 0 2 0 4
Source: RLP

Morvin Renata Tewhetu Aroha Edwards[1] is a New Zealand former rugby league player who represented his country. His position of preference was at Fullback.

Playing career[edit]

Edwards played for the Upper Hutt club and represented Wellington before moving to England. He won a premiership with Upper Hutt and captained Wellington to their first ever win over a touring international side.[2]

In England he played for both Swinton and Leeds.[3]

After leaving Leeds he attracted interest from Oldham but ultimately decided to move to Australia and join Balmain.[4] He moved to Penrith in 1995, playing thirty eight games for the club before retiring.

Representative career[edit]

In 1989 Edwards played against the touring Great Britain side twice, once for Wellington and once for New Zealand Māori. His form was good enough to make the New Zealand Kiwis side that toured England later that year. He played in ten matches for the Kiwis, his last being against France in 1993.

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Coffey, Bernie Wood (2008). 100 years: Māori rugby league, 1908-2008. Huia Publishers. p. 279. ISBN 9781869693312. 
  2. ^ Team of the Century - Week 1 Wellington Rugby League
  3. ^ Coffey and Wood The Kiwis: 100 Years of International Rugby League ISBN 1-86971-090-8
  4. ^ Gallagher bid The Independent, 17 September 1992

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