Peter Moko

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Peter Moko
Personal information
Born New Zealand
Playing information
Position Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1909 Glebe 9 1 1 0 5
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1908 New Zealand Māori
Source: RLP

Peter Moko was a New Zealand rugby league player who played for New Zealand Māori and Glebe.

Playing career[edit]

An outside back/three-quarters, Moko toured Australia in 1908 with the first ever New Zealand Māori side.[1] The side was led by Albert Asher and played an important role in establishing rugby league in both New Zealand and Australia. The team lost to Australia and New South Wales but recorded two wins against Queensland.[1]

Following this, Moko was signed by Glebe and returned to Sydney, competing in the 1909 NSWRFL season. Moko played in nine matches for Glebe, scoring a try and kicking a goal.[2][3] He is considered to be the first player of Polynesian background to play in the New South Wales Rugby League premiership.[4][1]

Moko later moved north and played rugby league in Brisbane's new Queensland Rugby Football League competition.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c John Coffey, Bernie Wood (2008). 100 years: Māori rugby league, 1908-2008. Huia Publishers. pp. 15–25. ISBN 9781869693312. 
  2. ^ Crossing the Ditch Rugby League Collection, 25 October 2011
  3. ^ Peter Moko nrlstats.com
  4. ^ a b The pick of the Pacific theage.com.au, 5 March 2009
  5. ^ Pacific Rugby League Pioneers rl1908.com