Born: 13 April, 1892 – Christchurch
Died: 29 January, 1941 – Auckland
Test record: 1 Test (1920) – 1 try (3 points)
Versatile Addington back Bill Guiney scored a try in his only Test appearance – against England in Christchurch in 1920.
A talented rugby union and cricket player for Christchurch Boys’ High School, Guiney gained a rugby league grounding after moving to Australia, during which time he also served in the served in the Divisional Ammunition Column of the Australian Imperial Force.
Guiney, from a well-known sporting and journalistic family, returned to Christchurch and played on the wing in Canterbury’s historic clash with England in 1920. The 28-year-old subsequently earned a call-up on the wing for the second Test to become Addington’s third New Zealand representative, scoring his side’s only points with a try in the 19-3 loss at Lancaster Park.
He made way for the return of Eric Grey and brilliant dual international Karl Ifwersen for the third Test in Wellington.
Guiney died in 1941, aged 48.