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BROWNLIE, Maurice Joseph
Maurice Joseph Brownlie was born at Wanganui on 10 August 1897 and was educated at Hereworth School and St. Patrick's College. He served with the Armed Forces during the First World War. Maurice Brownlie first came to notice when he was playing in the Hawke's Bay XV in 1921. He represented New Zealand in the All Black teams of 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, and 1928. During these years he played in 61 All Black games and scored 63 points for his side. In his time he played in 119 first-class football matches and was captain of the team which toured South Africa in 1928. After this tour he retired from international rugby. He died at Gisborne on 21 January 1957.