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Arthur William "Tubby" HOLDEN

Male 1907 - 1970  (63 years)

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  • Name Arthur William "Tubby" HOLDEN 
    Nickname Tubby 
    Born 8 Apr 1907  Christchurch, Canterbury, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Jul 1970  Invercargill, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I3357  Moore Brickland Family Tree
    Last Modified 7 May 2020 

    Family Doris Mary Jackson CHAPLIN 
     1. Dorothy HOLDEN
     2. David HOLDEN
    +3. Averill Elaine HOLDEN,   b. 25 Mar 1939, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 2017, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2007 
    Family ID F1118  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • Ex Internet:

      A. W. Holden was considered unlucky to miss selection for the 1928 All Blacks' tour of South Africa. He was a fine halfback on both attack and defence. From all positions he sent the ball out like a flash. He varied his play well, himself often making clever dashes.

      His ability was recognised by the national selectors in 1928 when New Zealand was host to a team from New South Wales, by then known as the Waratahs. Holden played in tests against the Waratahs and was paired with his Varsity club first five-eighth, N. M. Bradanovich.

      Holden was in the Varsity A team for three seasons, 1926-27-28. He represented Otago in the same three seasons and played for New Zealand University in 1927 and for South Island in 1928.

      Profile courtesy University of Otago R F C.

      An old boy of Otago Boys High (1st XV 1923,24) "Tubby" Holden shifted to Invercargill in 1929 to take up a teaching appointment. Playing for the Star club he represented Southland 1929,30,32, the South Island again in 1929 and had a further All Black trial in 1930 (he had also been a triallist in 1927).

      Profile by Bob Luxford
      for the New Zealand Rugby Museum. <>

      FULL NAME : Arthur William Holden
      BORN : Monday, 8 April 1907 in Christchurch
      DIED: Monday, 27 July 1970 in Invercargill
      PHYSICAL : 70kg
      POSITION : Halfback
      LAST SCHOOL : Otago Boys' High
      RUGBY CLUB : (First made All Blacks from) - Otago University
      PROVINCE : Otago
      RUGBY NICKNAME : Tubby
      ALL BLACK DEBUT : Wednesday, 5 September 1928- v N.S.W. at Wellington aged 21 years, 150 days
      ALL BLACK TESTS : 0 (0 as Captain)
      ALL BLACK GAMES : 3 (0 as Captain)
      TOTAL ALL BLACK MATCHES : 3 (0 as Captain)
      ALL BLACK NUMBER : 349

  • Sources 
    1. [S32] Internet, Refer article contained in "Notes" (Reliability: 3).