Story: Rugby league

Asher brothers (1st of 5)

Asher brothers

Albert Asher (top) and his brother Ernie, who had been very successful players of rugby union, were members of the first Māori rugby league team, which toured Australia in 1908. They went on to contribute to rugby league in a variety of ways, including helping found the City Rovers league club in Auckland in 1910, and representing New Zealand in 1911 (Ernest) and 1913 (Albert).

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Reference: Max Smith, Champion Blokes. Whitcombe & Tombs: Christchurch, 1964

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John Coffey, 'Rugby league - Rugby league players', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 12 August 2020)

Story by John Coffey, published 5 Sep 2013