Tane Norton

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Tane Norton
Full name Rangitane Will Norton
Date of birth (1942-03-30) 30 March 1942 (age 75)
Place of birth Waikari, New Zealand
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 87 kg (13 st 10 lb)
School Methven District High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
New Zealand No. 694
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1961 Mid Canterbury

National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1969–1975, 1977
NZ Māori
New Zealand



Rangitane Will "Tane" Norton MNZM (born 30 March 1942) is a New Zealand rugby union player. He played at the hooker position. He played for Linwood before he first represented Canterbury in 1969.[1] In 1977 he captained the All Blacks to a series win over the British Lions and played 3 games for the World Invitation XV in South Africa.

In the 2006 New Year Honours, Norton was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.[2]

In 1973 and 1974, he was awarded the Tom French Cup for the outstanding Māori player of the year.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Preece, Kate (29 May 2012). "Legends of the club". Avenues Magazine. Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "New Zealand New Years Honours 2006". Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. 1 January 2006. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Andy Leslie
All Blacks Captain
Succeeded by
Graham Mourie
Preceded by
Sid Going
Tom French Memorial
Māori rugby union player of the year

1973, 1974
Succeeded by
Bill Bush