Born: 1 January, 1881 – Wanganui
Died: 15 November, 1945 – Wanganui
Test record: 0 Tests
Tours: 1913 tour of Australia
The second of just two Wanganui Kiwis (after 1911 and ’13 rep Charles Siddell), former All Black Jack Hogan became a dual international when he toured Australia with the New Zealand rugby league side in 1913.
The wing forward played rugby union for the Kaierau club and was selected for the All Blacks’ 1907 tour of Australia, where injuries restricted him to just two matches against Queensland. He would become one of seven players from that squad to represent New Zealand in rugby league.
Hogan switched codes in his thirties, scoring a try and two goals in Wanganui’s historic 52-24 loss to a NSW boasting pioneering greats Paddy McCue, Billy Cann, Dan Frawley and Viv Farnsworth in 1912.
The following season he went to Australia again with the New Zealand side, featuring in six of the team’s nine matches – including three of the four fixtures against NSW and the sole clash with Queensland. He scored a try in the final match against Orange.