Bill Snowden, New Zealand rugby league player, Died at 81


Bill Snowden was born in New Zealand and died on June 7, 2016.

He was a New Zealand rugby league player.

He represented his country .

Bill played halfback for the Ponsonby club and represented Auckland, New Zealand Māori and the North Island.

Bill Snowden made his debut for the New Zealand Kiwis during the 1959 tour of Australia, becoming Kiwi #391, but, he did not make his test match debut until 1961, against Australia at Carlaw Park.

He became the New Zealand vice-captain in 1962 before becoming captain, in 1965.

Snowden retired having played 57 games for New Zealand, including 18 test matches.

Bill coached the new University of Auckland club in the sixth grade, in 1967.

Bill Snowden passed away at 81 yrs old.