New Zealand Rugby League is saddened to hear about the passing of Kiwi #397 Reginald Cooke.

Cooke played seven Tests for the Kiwis initially being selected in the 1960 Rugby League World Cup team. He kicked 10 goals between 1960-64, playing in both the centre and fullback positions. 

During this time Cooke toured Great Britain and France, he also played against touring Australian teams.

Cooke began his career in 1958 playing for Huntly South, he then went on to represent Waikato, Auckland Eastern Districts, Brisbane South, and Queanbeyan Kangaroos. In 1967 Cooke toured New Zealand as a Queensland representative.

New Zealand Rugby League would like to share their condolences with the Cooke whānau at this time.