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William Bevin Keith Hough[2] (21 April 1929 – 25 November 2019) was a New Zealand sportsman who represented New Zealand in rugby league and the long jump.

Bevin Hough
Personal information
Full nameWilliam Bevin Keith Hough
Born(1929-04-21)21 April 1929
Auckland, New Zealand
Died25 November 2019(2019-11-25) (aged 90)
Tauranga, New Zealand
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Rugby league career
Playing information
PositionWing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Richmond
Papakura
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Auckland
1950–53 New Zealand 12
Source: [1]
Achievements and titles
National finalsLong jump champion (1949, 1950, 1951)
Triple jump champion (1949)

Early life and familyEdit

Hough was born on 21 April 1929 in the Auckland suburb of Ponsonby, the son of William Hough of Wiri.[3]

Athletics careerEdit

Representing Auckland, Hough won the 1948 New Zealand under-19 long jump title, jumping 21 ft 2 78 in (6.47 m).[4] He went on two win the national men's long jump championship in each of the following three years, with a best leap of 24 ft 4 in (7.42 m) in 1949, breaking the New Zealand record held by Jack Metcalfe.[4][5] In 1949, he also won the national triple jump title, with a distance of 45 ft 5 in (13.84 m).[4]

At the 1950 British Empire Games in Auckland Hough leapt 23 ft 7 38 in (7.20 m) to win the silver medal in the men's long jump.[6]

Rugby league careerEdit

Hough played rugby league for the Richmond and Papakura clubs.[7] He represented both Auckland and New Zealand, being selected for the Kiwis from 1950 to 1953 and playing in 12 test matches.[8] During the 1951 French rugby league tour of Australia and New Zealand, Hough was selected to play for both Auckland and New Zealand at winger.

DeathEdit

Hough died in Tauranga on 25 November 2019 at the age of 90.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. ^ Hough, William Bevin Keith 1950–53 - Kiwi #324 Archived July 19, 2011, at the Wayback Machine nzleague.co.nz
  3. ^ "Births". New Zealand Herald. 23 April 1929. p. 1. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  4. ^ a b c Hollings, Stephen (December 2016). "National champions 1887–2016" (PDF). Athletics New Zealand. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  5. ^ "New long jump figures". The Advocate. 14 March 1949. p. 5. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Bevin Hough". New Zealand Olympic Committee. 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  7. ^ Roll of Honour Archived 27 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine Richmond Rovers RLFC, Accessed 16 August 2009
  8. ^ Coffey and Wood The Kiwis: 100 Years of International Rugby League ISBN 1-86971-090-8
  9. ^ "The passing of William Bevin Keith Hough". New Zealand Rugby League. 26 November 2019. Retrieved 28 November 2019.