Ronald King

Ron King
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Birth nameRonald Russell King
Date of birth(1909-08-19)19 August 1909
Place of birthWaiuta, New Zealand
Date of death10 January 1988(1988-01-10) (aged 78)
Place of deathGreymouth, New Zealand
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight90 kg (200 lb)
SchoolHokitika District High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
All Black No. 404
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1928–45 West Coast ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1934–38 New Zealand 13 (0)

Ronald Russell King (19 August 1909 – 10 January 1988) was a New Zealand rugby union player.

King was born in 1909, and he received his education at Hokitika District High School.[2] A lock, King represented West Coast at a provincial level, and was a member of the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks, from 1934 to 1938. He played 42 matches for the All Blacks including 13 internationals. He captained the side in the three tests against South Africa in 1937. Between 1957 and 1960 King was a New Zealand selector.[3]


  1. ^ Electoral district of Westland. Greymouth. 1957. p. 149.
  2. ^ "King to Retire". Auckland Star. LXVIII (222). 18 September 1937. p. 10. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  3. ^ Luxford, Bob. "Ron King". New Zealand Rugby Museum. Retrieved 19 July 2014.