Fred Allen (rugby player)

Fred Allen (rugby player)

name = Fred Allen

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birthname = Frederick Richard Allen
nickname =
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1920|2|9|df=y
placeofbirth = Oamaru, New Zealand
height = height|m=1.78
weight = convert|79|kg|lb|abbr=on|lk=on
ru_position = First five-eighths/Fly-half
ru_amateuryears = 1938-1941
ru_amateurclubs = Linwood
ru_amupdate = 2007-01-30
allblackid = 7
allblackno = 449
ru_nationalteam = All Blacks
ru_nationalyears =1946-1949
ru_nationalcaps = 6
ru_nationalpoints =(0)
ru_province = Canterbury Colts
ru_provinceyears = 1938
ru_provincecaps =
ru_provincepoints =
ru_coachclubs = Auckland
All Blacks
ru_coachyears = 1957-1963
ru_coachupdate = 2007-01-30
other =yes
occupation =
family =
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children =
relatives =
school = Phillipstown School

Fred Allen (born 9 February 1920 in Oamaru, New Zealand) is a former rugby union footballer and coach. Allen was educated in Christchurch, and played with the Linwood Club. After captaining the Canterbury Colts in 1938, he was selected for Canterbury in 1939. During World War II Allen served as a lieutenant in the 27th and 30th Battalions. He played for service teams including the 2nd NZEF "Kiwis" Army team that toured Britain following the war. When he returned to New Zealand he settled in Auckland, and was selected for the All Blacks in 1946. He continued to play for the All Blacks, and in 1949 was selected as captain for the 1949 tour to South Africa. Although each Test was very close, the All Blacks lost the series 4-0. Allen retired from playing after the series. He went on to coach, and was a selector-coach for Auckland during their Ranfurly Shield era of the late 1950s. He was eventually an All Blacks selector before becoming All Blacks coach in 1966. The All Blacks reign under Allen was the team's most successful; they won all 14 of their Tests with him as coach. [This record of 14 wins in 14 Tests was later equaled in South Africa by Kitch Christie.] The New Zealand Rugby Football Union awarded Allen the Steinlager Salver in 2002, and in 2005 Allen was inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame.

All Blacks statistics

Tests: 6 (6 as Captain)
Games: 15 (15 as Captain)
Total Matches: 21 (21 as Captain)
Test Points: 0pts
Game Points: 21pts (7t, 0c, 0p, 0dg, 0m)
Total Points: 21pts (7t, 0c, 0p, 0dg, 0m)

Notes and references

External links

*All Blacks|id=7|name=Fred Allen
* [ profile]
* [ International Rugby Hall of Fame profile]

NAME=Fred Allen
ALTERNATIVE NAMES=Frederick Richard Allen
SHORT DESCRIPTION=Former New Zealand rugby union footballer. Coached All Blacks in 14 Tests with a 100% winning record.
DATE OF BIRTH=1920-02-09
PLACE OF BIRTH=Oamaru, New Zealand

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