Doug Anderson, New Zealand rugby league player, Died at 89


Harry Douglas “Doug” Anderson was born on October 28, 1926, and died on October 15, 2016.

He was a New Zealand rugby league player.

Doug Anderson represented his country in the 1954 World Cup.

He played for Marist, Howick, and Point Chevalier in the Auckland Rugby League competition.

Anderson represented Auckland and was first selected for the New Zealand Kiwis in 1947.

He was the first member of the Point Chevalier club to be selected for the Kiwis and went on to play in 22 games, including three test matches, for New Zealand.

Doug represented the North Island in 1948 and 1949 and was part of the New Zealand side selected for the 1954 World Cup.

He was forced to sit out of the 1951 and 1952 seasons due to the transfer system.

During 1953 Doug successfully completed a transfer to Marist and played for his new club until he retired in 1957.

Harry Douglas “Doug” Anderson passed away at 89 years old.