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Bob Scott
Inducted in 1990
Bob Scott was described by rugby commentator Winston McCarthy as a footballing genius, and there would be few who would disagree.
Sporting Category:
  • Rugby Union
Scott played 52 matches for the All Blacks between 1946 and 1954, including 17 tests. He scored 242 points for New Zealand.

His goalkicking was invaluable to New Zealand – and he became noted for his party trick of kicking goals barefooted, though not in matches. But his positional play from fullback was as valuable, as was his defence.

Springbok Hennie Muller, the scourge of the 1949 All Blacks, wrote of Scott:

“He loved coming into the line and his speed and elusiveness were such that he was always a danger.”

Scott had also been a member of the 2NZEF army team, the noted Kiwis of 1945-46.

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Ronnie Moore

(1933-2018)

Ronnie Moore partnered his father Les in speedway riding in Christchurch as a 10-year-old, including the spectacular “Wall of Death” which entailed riding on an almost perpendicular track.
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