John George "Johnny" Simpson (18 March 1922 – 17 November 2010) was a New Zealand rugby union player. During his career he played as a prop.[1]

Johnny Simpson
Simpson in 1949
Birth nameJohn George Simpson
Date of birth(1922-03-18)18 March 1922
Place of birthRotorua, New Zealand
Date of death17 November 2010(2010-11-17) (aged 88)
Place of deathWellington, New Zealand
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight95 kg (14 st 13 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
International career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1947–1950 New Zealand 30 (6)

Simpson started his footballing career playing rugby league for the Marist club in the Auckland Rugby League competition.[2]

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  1. ^ All Black legend Johnny Simpson dies, The Guardian, 19 November 2010.
  2. ^ Coffey, John and Bernie Wood Auckland, 100 years of rugby league, 1909-2009, 2009. ISBN 978-1-86969-366-4, p. 126.

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