Robert Wilson (rugby union)
|Full name||Robert James Wilson|
|Date of birth||15 April 1861|
|Place of birth||Kaiapoi, New Zealand|
|Date of death||14 May 1944(aged 83)|
|Place of death||Perth, Australia|
|Weight||60 kg (9 st 6 lb)|
|Rugby union career|
Robert "Bob" James Wilson (15 April 1861 – 14 May 1944) was a New Zealand rugby union player who represented New Zealand national side, the All Blacks in 1884, playing in the forward position.
Known by the nickname "baby", (likely due to him weighing about 60 kilograms while playing in the forwards) Wilson received national honours for the 1884 tour of New South Wales coming out of the now-defunct East Christchurch club. Although he never played a single provincial game in New Zealand. He was selected because of Edward D'Auvergne's withdrawal.
Wilson appeared in six of the nine total matches, in the process scoring two tries.
After the tour Wilson moved to Wellington and joined the Athletic club. He then moved to Queensland, Australia where out of the City club played for the state for two years between 1887 and 1888.
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