Pat McEvedy

Patrick Francis McEvedy (17 March 1880 – 2 March 1935) was a rugby union player from New Zealand.[1] He has the unique distinction of being on two British Lions tours, but never actually being capped for any nation. McEvedy attended St Patrick's College, Wellington from 1895 to 1898, before going to Guy's Hospital in London to train as a doctor.[2][3]

Pat McEvedy
Pat McEvedy 1908-06-10.jpg
McEvedy in 1908
Date of birth17 March 1880
Place of birthTaumata, New Zealand
Date of death2 March 1935 (aged 54)
Place of deathWellington, New Zealand
The McEvedy Shield.

He toured New Zealand in 1904 with David Bedell-Sivright's British team and again in 1908 with the Anglo-Welsh team. He later returned to Wellington and was Wellington Rugby Football Union President 1931–33, and NZRFU President 1934–35.[4]

McEvedy ShieldEdit

The McEvedy Shield was donated by McEvedy in 1922. It is an annual athletics competition held in Wellington, New Zealand, for four of the region's boys' secondary schools.


  1. ^ "Pat McEvedy – Rugby Union – Players and Officials". ESPN scrum. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Rugby, 6 April". Sportsman, London. 1903.
  3. ^ "The County Championship, 6 April". Athletic News, Manchester. 1903.
  4. ^ "McEvedy Shield". Archived from the original on 23 May 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2009.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)