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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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SCOTT, Robert William Henry (“Bob”)


Rugby footballer.

SCOTT, Robert William Henry (“Bob”) (1921– ).

“Bob” Scott was born at Wellington on 6 February 1921 and educated there. During the Second World War he spent four years with the New Zealand Forces in the Middle East. He first distinguished himself as a footballer in the New Zealand Services team which toured Britain and Europe in 1945–46. Scott represented New Zealand in the 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, and 1953–54 All Blacks, playing 52 matches in which he scored 242 points for his side. He is rightly regarded as one of the “great” fullbacks of the game. He is the author, with T. P. McLean, of Bob Scott on Rugby (1955 and 1959) and The Bob Scott Story (1956).


McLintock, Alexander Hare