|Birth name||Anthony Ian Cottrell|
|Date of birth||10 February 1907|
|Place of birth||Westport, New Zealand|
|Date of death||10 December 1988 81)(aged|
|Place of death||Christchurch, New Zealand|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||80 kg (180 lb)|
|Occupation(s)||Barrister and solicitor|
|Rugby union career|
Anthony Ian "Beau" Cottrell CBE (10 February 1907 – 10 December 1988) was a New Zealand rugby union player. A hooker and prop, Cottrell represented Canterbury at a provincial level, and was a member of the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks, from 1929 to 1932. He played 22 matches for the All Blacks including 11 internationals. He went on to serve as a member of the management committee of the Canterbury Rugby Union.
During World War II, Cottrell served as an officer with the New Zealand 20th Battalion. He was taken prisoner-of-war during the First Battle of El Alamein in July 1942, when he was wounded going to the assistance of a wounded man in his platoon.
He was later an active Rotarian, and served as a district governor. In the 1968 New Year Honours he was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to the community.
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