Victor Yates (rugby)

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Victor Yates
Personal information
Full name Victor Moses Yates
Born (1939-06-15)15 June 1939
Kaitaia, New Zealand
Died 31 August 2008(2008-08-31) (aged 69)
Whangarei, New Zealand
Playing information
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 93 kg (205 lb)
Rugby union
Position No.8
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1959–1965 North Auckland 65
1961 North Island
1961–1964 New Zealand Māori
1961–1962 New Zealand 3 1 0 0 3
Rugby league
Position Second-row
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1966–1968 Auckland

Victor Moses Yates (15 June 1939 – 31 August 2008) was a New Zealand rugby footballer who represented his country in rugby union. His brother, John, represented New Zealand in rugby league while his father, Moses, represented North Auckland in rugby union.

Rugby union career[edit]

Yates attended Kaitaia College and played rugby union for North Auckland, being part of the side that won the Ranfurly Shield in 1960.

He played nine matches including three Tests for the All Blacks in 1961 and 1962.

Rugby league career[edit]

He later switched to rugby league, playing for the Ponsonby Ponies and representing Auckland in 1966, 1967 and 1968.[1]


  1. ^ Coffey, John and Bernie Wood Auckland, 100 years of rugby league, 1909-2009, 2009. ISBN 978-1-86969-366-4.

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Preceded by
Mack Herewini
Tom French Memorial
Māori rugby union player of the year

Succeeded by
Waka Nathan