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Tom Baxter
Inducted in 1996
During a seven-year international career, Baxter played a record 94 games for the Kiwis, including 29 tests, and was reckoned to be the most punishing centre in world league.
Sporting Category:
  • Rugby League
He scored tries in notable Kiwi victories over Australia in 1949 and France in 1951 and, such was his size, was a difficult player to stop when on the burst.

He captained the Kiwis in Australia and Britain in 1955-56 before what many judges considered to be a premature retirement.

He scored 23 tries for New Zealand, plus a hat-trick in an interisland match and created countless others for his teammates.

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