Jim Sanders (rugby league)

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Jim Sanders
Personal information
Full name James Sanders
Born 1900
New Zealand
Died 1981
Playing information
Position Wing, Centre, Stand-off

Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1915–19?? Addington (CRL)
Hornby (CRL)
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Canterbury
1919–25 New Zealand
1925–29 South Island
Coaching information

Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1931 Addington
Representative
Years Team Gms W D L W%
Canterbury
South Island
Source: [1][2]

James Sanders[3] (1900–1981) was a New Zealand rugby league player who represented his country.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Sanders started his career in third grade with Addington in 1915. He spent his entire career with Addington apart from a few games for Hornby when Addington had no senior team.[4] He captained Addington to their first title in 1923.

Sanders made his New Zealand debut in 1919 against Australia. In 1921 Sanders toured Australia for New Zealand under coach Jim Rukutai.[5] He played for New Zealand in 1922 against New South Wales and was part of the 1926-1927 New Zealand tour of Great Britain that was marred by a players strike. He first played for the South Island in 1925 and in 1929 he captained them to their 23-13 victory over the North Island, the South Island's first.[4]

Sanders rejected an offer from Halifax for the 1926-1927 season.[4]

Later years[edit]

Sanders coached Addington in 1931 and later coached Canterbury and the South Island. He also served as a South Island and New Zealand selector in the 1930s.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "Coach Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  3. ^ SANDERS, James 1919 - 21, 1925 - 27 - Kiwi #133 nzleague.co.nz
  4. ^ a b c d Coffey, John. Canterbury XIII, Christchurch, 1987.
  5. ^ John Coffey, Bernie Wood (2008). 100 years: Māori rugby league, 1908-2008. Huia Publishers. p. 57. ISBN 978-1-86969-331-2. ISBN 1-86969-331-0.