Thursday, September 8, 2011

Believe it or not - we go for a Wrigley

We are down to choosing our second five today, and we call on a five eighths who eventually disgraced himself and switched his allegiance to league – Edgar Wrigley, one of three Wrigley brothers to play for the province at the start of the 20th century.  Wrigley played for the New Zealand XV who played against Australia while the 1905 ‘Originals’were in the United Kingdom.  Wrigley switched codes and played in the professional All Blacks tour of Australia and Great Britain in 1907-8, then travelled north, earning a great reputation playing for Huddersfield, and later coaching Hull and Bradford Northern.  He died in the U.K. 

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