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WHITE, Richard Alexander (“Tiny”)

(1925– ).

Rugby footballer.

Richard Alexander White was born in Gisborne on 11 June 1925 and educated at Gisborne District High School and Feilding Agricultural High School, where he was in the First XV. He then played for Gisborne and in New Zealand Services teams in Japan. In 1949 he played for Poverty Bay and, later, for New Zealand against Australia. He represented New Zealand in the All Blacks in 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, and 1956. In all he made 39 appearances as an All Black and scored 55 points. He also played for the Barbarian, Spartan, and Olympian football clubs. His playing record between 1946 and 1957 included 133 matches in first-class football.



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