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Jim Moffitt


Dec 15, 2021

James Edward Moffitt (30 June 1887 – 16 March 1964) was a New Zealand rugby union player. A lock, Moffitt represented Wellington at a provincial level either side of World War II, and was a member of the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks, in 1920 and 1921. He played 12 matches for the All Blacks including three internationals.[1]

New Zealand rugby union player

Rugby player
Jim Moffitt
Birth name James Edward Moffitt
Date of birth (1887-06-30)30 June 1887
Place of birth Waikaia, New Zealand
Date of death 16 March 1964(1964-03-16) (aged 76)
Place of death Auckland, New Zealand
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 95 kg (209 lb)
Occupation(s) Hotelkeeper
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
All Black No. 222
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1910–1926 Wellington 42 ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1920–1921 New Zealand 3 (0)

During World War I, Moffitt served in the Auckland Infantry Regiment and rose to the rank of second lieutenant. He was a member of the New Zealand Division rugby team in the Somme Cup tournament in France in 1917. Following the war, he was a member of the New Zealand Army team that won the King’s Cup in 1919 against other British Empire teams, and then toured South Africa.[1]

A hotelkeeper, Moffitt died in Auckland on 16 March 1964, and was buried at Waikumete Cemetery.[1][2]

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  1. Luxford, Bob. “Jim Moffitt”. New Zealand Rugby Union. Retrieved 28 November 2021.
  2. “Record for James Edward Moffitt”. Auckland Council. Retrieved 28 November 2021.

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