Born: 30 June, 1963 – Auckland
Test record: 0 Tests
Tour record: 1985 tour of Great Britain and France

Barnstorming Auckland winger Mark Bourneville played 13 games on the Kiwis’ 1985 tour of Great Britain and France, while he created unique history by representing France at international level against his former country during the 1990s.

The Mount Albert stalwart was a teenage debutant for Auckland in 1982 and represented the province until 1988.

Bourneville, who boasted a big frame for a winger, made his debut for New Zealand on the opening match of the 1985 tour against Wigan and featured in the Kiwis’ first four fixtures. He could not force his way past Dane O’Hara, Dean Bell and Darrell Williams for a spot on the flank in the Test team but was virtually a permanent fixture in the minor matches and crossed for four tries, including a double in a 33-10 win over a strong Hull side.

Injury prevented ‘Horse’ from potentially touring again with the Kiwis to Australia and Papua New Guinea in 1986.

Bourneville enjoyed off-season stints with England outfits Leigh (1982-83), Swinton (1986-87) and St Helens (1989-90), as well as French club Villeneuve (1989). The rugby league nomad returned to France in 1993-94 with St Esteve – winning the Cup and Premiership – and was in the second-row as France went down to the 1993 Kiwis in the one-off Test at Carcassonne.