Nicky Allen

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Nicky Allen
Birth nameNicholas Houghton Allen
Date of birth(1958-08-30)30 August 1958
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
Date of death7 October 1984(1984-10-07) (aged 26)
Place of deathWollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
SchoolAuckland Grammar School
UniversityUniversity of Auckland
Rugby union career
Position(s) First five-eighth
All Black No. 812
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1978, 80, 83
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)

New Zealand Colts
NZ Universities
New Zealand



Nicholas Houghton "Nicky" Allen (30 August 1958 – 7 October 1984) was a New Zealand rugby union player. A first five-eighth, Allen represented Auckland and Counties at a provincial level. He played nine matches, including two tests, for the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks, in 1980.[1] He died in Wollongong in 1984 from head injuries sustained in a club rugby match,[1] and he is buried at Purewa Cemetery in Auckland.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b Knight, Lindsay. "Nicky Allen". New Zealand Rugby Union. Retrieved 30 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Burial & cremation details". Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium. Retrieved 10 October 2015.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "ALLEN Nicholas Houghton". 2019. Archived from the original on 23 May 2021. Retrieved 23 May 2021.