Ron Jarden

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Ron Jarden
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Full name Ronald Alexander Jarden
Date of birth (1929-12-14)14 December 1929
Place of birth Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Date of death 18 February 1977(1977-02-18) (aged 47)
Place of death Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 81 kg (12 st 11 lb)
School Hutt Valley High School
University Victoria University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Correct as of 2007-08-31
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1951-1956 All Blacks 16 (42)
Correct as of 2007-08-31

Ronald Alexander Jarden (born 14 December 1929, Lower Hutt, New Zealand and died 18 February 1977, Lower Hutt), better known as Ron Jarden, was a New Zealand rugby union footballer, businessman, and sharebroker.


Rugby career[edit]

Jarden played club rugby for Victoria University in 1949, and was selected to play provincial rugby for Wellington (on the wing) that year.[1] He practised daily at goal-kicking and also lineout throwing (which was performed by wingers in those days). He was selected for the North Island team in 1950 and then the All Blacks in 1951. He ended up playing 16 Tests and 21 games before retiring in 1956 following the tour of the South African team.[1]

Business career[edit]

He had graduated from Victoria with a Bachelor of Arts in 1953, and his retirement from rugby in 1956 was to concentrate on his business career with Shell. He was very successful in business and eventually started his own stockbroking firm RA Jarden & Co, which is now First NZ Capital, New Zealand's largest investment bank. He was appointed chairman of the Broadcasting Council which governed New Zealand's broadcasting system in 1975.

Jarden died on 18 February 1977 from a heart attack.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Knight, Lindsay. "Ron Jarden #531". Retrieved 14 April 2016. 

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