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Ponsonby halfback Charles Webb was selected for New Zealand’s 1912 and 1913 tours of Australia after switching from rugby union, but withdrew on both occasions – instead representing his country on home soil both years.
A long-serving member of Ponsonby RFC, Webb changed codes in 1912 with Ponsonby United and was rapidly drafted into the New Zealand team for that year’s trip across the Tasman. He was unable to tour but debuted in the preliminary fixture against Auckland.
Webb played for New Zealand again later in 1912, opposing the great Eastern Suburbs halfback Arthur ‘Pony’ Holloway and kicking a goal in an 18-10 loss to NSW in Auckland. He also played against the tourists twice as part of the Auckland rep team.
Despite again pulling out of the tour to Australia in 1913, Webb featured at halfback in New Zealand’s 33-19 defeat to NSW in Auckland. The following season he played for Auckland against the touring England team.