Eric Tindill
Inducted in 1995
There wasn’t much in sport that Eric Tindill didn’t or couldn’t do. Mostly a halfback but sometimes a first five-eighth, he played 17 times for the All Blacks between 1935 and 1938.
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  • Rugby Union
His one test appearance was against England at Twickenham in 1935 — the match forever known for Russian Prince Alex Obolensky’s two tries for England.

Tindill ensured he would never forget the match by souveniring the ball. He played cricket for New Zealand as a wicketkeeper and batsman between 1937 and 1947, touring England in Curly Page’s 1937 team.

He’d also played soccer and table tennis for Wellington.

When he finished the playing side of sport, Tindill turned to officiating with such success that he umpired test cricket, refereed test rugby, was a national cricket selector, treasuer of the New Zealand Boxing Council and also found time to write two rugby books.

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