Born: 10 February, 1923
Died: 9 June, 1997
Test record: 4 Tests (1948-49) – 3 tries (9 points)
Tours: 1948 tour of Australia
Auckland winger Dave Redmond played in all four Tests against Australia in 1948-49, scoring three tries.
The Richmond flyer represented North Island in 1948 before being selected for the tour to Australia. Despite missing the first two matches of the tour, Redmond was named in the line-up for the first Test and enjoyed a dream debut, scoring two tries in the Kiwis’ 21-19 boilover at the SCG.
Redmond held his spot for the second and final Test in Brisbane – won 13-4 by Australia – and played in matches against Northern Division, Queensland and Newcastle, dotting down in the latter.
He was retained for two-match series against the visiting Australians in 1949, crossing for a try in the second-Test defeat at Carlaw Park as the tourists squared the rubber. He also played in Auckland’s loss to Australia.
Redmond’s son, Wayne, played one Test as a centre against Great Britain in 1970.