Lindsay Townsend is confirmed dead at the age of 86.
Lindsay was best known as a New Zealand rugby union player (Otago).
Lindsay Townsend
Lindsay James Townsend.jpg
Full nameLindsay James Townsend
Date of birth(1934-03-03)3 March 1934
Place of birthMataura, New Zealand
Date of death2 June 2020(2020-06-02) (aged 86)
Place of deathWhangārei, New Zealand
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight78 kg (12 st 4 lb)
SchoolChristian Brothers School
Rugby union career
Position(s)Half-back
Amateur team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
Southern()
Provincial / State sides
YearsTeamApps(Points)
1953–1963Otago()
National team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
1955New Zealand
Lindsay James Townsend (3 March 1934 – 2 June 2020) was a New Zealand international rugby player. He was a member of the All Blacks in 1955, playing in the halfback position.
Contents
1 Early life
2 Senior rugby
3 All Black
4 Death
5 References
Early life
Townsend was born in Mataura, New Zealand, and was educated at Christian Brothers School, Dunedin, where he played rugby.
Senior rugby
Townsend played for the University club in 1953 and represented Otago in that year. From 1954 until 1957 he played for the Southern club in Dunedin. He then shifted to the North Island and played for the Kamo club and represented North Auckland in 1958–1963. He represented the South Island in 1954–1956 and was a New Zealand trialist 1956–1959. He played in the New Zealand XV in 1954 and 1955 and also played for the rest of New Zealand in the same years.
All Black
Townsend was selected for the All Blacks in 1955. He played in Australia in the first and third tests and at home for New Zealand which were the only games he played for the All Blacks.
Death
Townsend died in Whangārei on 2 June 2020.
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