Alfred Kivell

Alfred Louis Kivell (12 April 1897 – 1 September 1987) was a New Zealand rugby union player. A loose forward, Kivell represented Taranaki at a provincial level between 1920 and 1930. He was a member of the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks, on their 1929 tour of Australia, playing in five matches including two internationals.[1]

Alfred Kivell
Birth nameAlfred Louis KIvell
Date of birth(1897-04-12)12 April 1897
Date of death1 September 1987(1987-09-01) (aged 90)
Place of deathStratford, New Zealand
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight83 kg (183 lb)
SchoolStratford High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Loose forward
All Black No. 375
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1920–30 Taranaki 64 ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1929 New Zealand 2 (0)

Sources vary as to Kivell's place of birth: either Tararu, near Thames;[1] or Karangahake, near Paeroa.[2] Kivell enlisted as a rifleman in the New Zealand Rifle Brigade in March 1917, and served with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in France in the last months of World War I.[2] He died on 1 September 1987.[2]


  1. ^ a b Knight, Lindsay. "Alfred Kivell". New Zealand Rugby Union. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Kivell, Alfred Lewis - WW1 56798 - Army". Archives New Zealand. Retrieved 14 February 2016.