Donald Cameron (rugby union, born 1887)

Donald "Don" Cameron (15 July 1887 – 25 August 1947)[1][2] was a New Zealand rugby union player who played three test matches for the All Blacks in 1908, scoring one try.

Donald Cameron
Date of birth(1887-07-15)15 July 1887
Place of birthWaitara, New Zealand
Date of death25 August 1947(1947-08-25) (aged 60)
Place of deathNew Plymouth, New Zealand
Weight63 kg (139 lb)
SchoolStratford High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing Three-quarter
All Black No. 150
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1906–14 Stratford ()
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1906–14 Taranaki 59 (146)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1908 New Zealand 3 (3)

He was educated at Stratford High School.

CareerEdit

A goalkicker, Cameron represented Taranaki in the 1900s and in the 1910s, making his debut as a 19-year-old in 1906. Apart from playing his usual position of wing three-quarter, he also played as a centre, fullback and five-eighth while playing for Taranaki. He scored four tries in a 47–3 win against Manawatu in 1906.[3][4]

His three appearances for the national side were against the touring Anglo-Welsh. He scored a try on debut, however he missed both of his conversation attempts in his final game.[4]

Cameron was selected for the 1910 All Black team to play in Australia but withdrew and was replaced by Frank Wilson.[3]

His father, R.H Cameron represented Taranaki in 1885.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "the 1,109 rugby ALL BLACKS since 1884 - ABBOTT to FURLONG :: FamilyTreeCircles.com Genealogy". www.familytreecircles.com. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  2. ^ "PECK of Taita - Family Tree". ngairedith.tribalpages.com. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Chester, Rod; McMillan, Neville; Palenski, Ron (1987). The Encyclopedia of New Zealand Rugby. Auckland: Moa Publications. p. 37. ISBN 0-908570-16-3.
  4. ^ a b Knight, Lindsay. "Donald Cameron". New Zealand Rugby Union. Retrieved 5 November 2016.