Des White
Inducted in 1990
In a six-year international career, Des White became the most prolific points-scorer in New Zealand league.
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  • Rugby League
A fullback from Auckland, he scored a record 467 points (seven tries and 223 goals) in 61 games for New Zealand, including 132 (two tries and 63 goals) in his 21 test appearances.

White’s 212 points (four tries and 100 goals) on the 1951-52 tour of Britain and France remains the record for the Kiwis. In 1952, White set another record on the first of his two tours of Australia.

He scored 107 points to become the first Kiwi to top the century in Australia. His 11 goals (from 14 attempts) in the second test in Brisbane was a world record since matched, but not beaten.

White kicked 18 goals in the series, equalling the world record.

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