Born: 1 January, 1937
Test record: 1 Test (1959) – 0 points
Tours: 1959 tour of Australia
Ellerslie five-eighth/centre Brian Campbell played two Tests for New Zealand on the 1959 tour of Australia, on which he scored eight tries in seven matches.
In 1956, a 19-year-old Campbell was part of an Auckland side stripped of 17 Kiwis tourists that won the interdistrict competition on a gruelling South Island tour.
His national call-up came three years later and the elusive utility-back scored tries in his first two games for the Kiwis against Northern Division from stand-off and Riverina from centre, before bagging a hat-trick against Southern Division to earn a place in the line-up for the first Test with centre George Turner ruled out.
Campbell teamed up with Cyril Eastlake to oppose the champion Australian pairing of Reg Gasnier and Harry Wells, and scored a try in the second-Test defeat at Lang Park. But that would be his last appearance in the black-and-white jersey; injury ruled Campbell out of contention for the third Test and would hinder his availability for the 1960 home series against France and the 1961 tour to Britain and France.
A valued clubman, Campbell later coached Ellerslie to Roope Rooster Knockout success in 1967.