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This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

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JARDEN, Ronald Alexander

(1929– ).

Rugby footballer.

A new biography of Jarden, Ronald Alexander appears in the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography on this site.

p>Ronald Alexander Jarden was born at Lower Hutt on 14 December 1929, was educated in North Canterbury; at Hutt Valley High School; and Victoria Univ. College. He first distinguished himself as a Wellington representative player in 1948 in the wing three-quarter position. In 1951 he toured Australia with the New Zealand Universities team and his outstanding ability soon won him wide recognition. He represented New Zealand in the All Blacks each year from 1951 to 1956. In these years he represented New Zealand in 37 matches, scoring 213 points. In all, Jarden played in 134 first-class matches over the period 1946–57, accumulating the impressive total of 945 points. He retired from the game in 1956 and, in 1961, published Rugby on Attack.


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