Born: 1 May, 1895 – Auckland
Died: 2 May, 1977 – Mount Eliza, Victoria, Australia
Test record: 2 Tests (1920) – 0 points
Auckland winger Eric Grey played in two Tests of New Zealand’s 1920 home series against England.
Grey served in World War I and later toured Britain and Ireland with the New Zealand Forces rugby union team.
A player for the Maritime club (alongside brothers Harry and Ted), ‘Chilla’ Grey turned out in Auckland’s victory over England in 1920 to earn a New Zealand call-up for the series opener. He featured in the first and third Tests, replaced for the second clash in Christchurch by local winger Bill Guiney.
Grey, a prominent drop goal exponent who also kicked the first goal in the first rugby league match played at Carlaw Park (for Maritime against City), later joined Ponsonby, while his son, Ian, represented the Kiwis from 1954-56.