Born: 3 March, 1903 – Christchurch
Died: 7 October, 1972 – Christchurch
Test record: 0 Tests
Tours: 1930 tour of Australia
The last of Marist Old Boys’ (Canterbury) eight New Zealand representatives, Claude Dobbs toured Australia in 1930.
Dobbs was a try-scorer in South Island’s maiden win over North Island in 1929 and featured in the interisland draw the following season – both played at Carlaw Park – before being named in the Kiwis’ squad for the trip across the Tasman.
Along with Jim Amos, the 27-year-old was one of only two Canterbury players named in the 22-strong team.