Thomas Trevarthan

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Thomas Trevathan
Personal information
BornNew Zealand
Playing information
Rugby union
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
North Otago
Rugby league
Position Centre, Stand-off
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1936–1937 Manukau
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1936 Auckland
1936 New Zealand 20102
Source: [1]

Thomas Trevarthan was a New Zealand rugby league player who represented New Zealand. [1]

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The New Zealand national rugby league team has represented New Zealand in rugby league since 1907. Administered by the New Zealand Rugby League, they are commonly known as the Kiwis, after the native bird of that name. The team's colour's are majority black with white and the players perform a haka before every match they play as a challenge to their opponents. The New Zealand Kiwis are currently second in the RLIF World Rankings. Since the 1980s, most New Zealand representatives have been based overseas, in the professional National Rugby League and Super League competitions. Before that players were selected entirely from clubs in domestic New Zealand leagues.

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Playing career

Trevarthan originally played rugby union for North Otago.

In 1936 he moved to Auckland and switched codes, joining the Manukau rugby league club. [3] That same year Trevarthan was selected to represent Auckland and played in two test matches for New Zealand against Great Britain. [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. Trevathan footballers trevethan.net
  3. Coffey, John and Bernie Wood Auckland, 100 years of rugby league, 1909-2009, 2009. ISBN   978-1-86969-366-4.
  4. Thomas TREVARTHAN, Thomas (1936) nzleague.co.nz