Keith Davis

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Keith Davis
Keith Davis c1951.jpg
Davis c. 1951
Date of birth(1930-05-21)21 May 1930
Place of birthWhakatane, New Zealand
Date of death2 March 2019(2019-03-02) (aged 88)
Height1.70 m (5.6 ft)
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
SchoolSacred Heart College, Auckland
Rugby union career
Position(s) Half-back
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1952–58
1952–59
Auckland
Auckland B
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National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1952–58
1952–59
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Māori All Blacks
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Keith Davis (21 May 1930 – 2 March 2019) was a New Zealand rugby union player. He played for both New Zealand and New Zealand Māori. He played for Auckland, and won the Ranfurly Shield in his first ever provincial game. He retired in 1959.

His time with the team included matches against both South Africa and the British Lions. Davis was awarded the Tom French Cup for Māori player of the year in 1952, 1953 and 1954.[1]

Davis died on 2 March 2019, aged 88.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Mulholland 2009, p. 115.
  2. "Rugby: Former All Blacks halfback Keith Davis dies". The New Zealand Herald. 4 March 2019. Retrieved 4 March 2019.