Murray Eade

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Murray Eade
Personal information
Full name Murray Keith Eade
Born New Zealand
Playing information
Position Loose forward
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1978–1981 Eastern United
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1971–1978 New Zealand 16 3 0 0 9
Coaching information
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1978–1981 Eastern United
Source: RLP

Murray Eade is a New Zealand former rugby league player who represented his country in the 1972 and 1975 World Cups.

Playing career[edit]

Eade played for Ellerslie in the Auckland Rugby League competition and also represented Auckland. In 1971 Eade was part of the Auckland team that defeated Australia 15-14 at Carlaw Park.[1]

Eade was first selected for the New Zealand Kiwis in 1971 and was then selected to be part of the 1972 World Cup squad. In 1972 Eade won the Rothville Trophy as player of the year in the Auckland competition.

He was made vice captain of Auckland in 1973 and in 1974 was part of their side that defeated Wales 31-5 in 1975. Eade was selected as part of the 1975 World Cup squad and continued to play for the Kiwis until 1978. In total he played in sixteen test matches for his country.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

In 1978 Eade was appointed the player-coach of Eastern United, a combined senior team from the Howick and Pakuranga clubs.[3] The team finished the 1979 season undefeated with only three draws. Eade continued as player coach until he was replaced after a poor 1981 season.[4]


  1. ^ Coffey, John and Bernie Wood Auckland, 100 years of rugby league, 1909-2009, 2009. ISBN 978-1-86969-366-4.
  2. ^ EADE, Murray Keith - 1971 - 78
  3. ^ Club History Howick Hornets
  4. ^ History Pakuranga Rugby League Football Club