New Zealand Rugby League is saddened to hear of the passing of Kiwi #415 Reginald George Hart who played one Test for the Kiwis against France, a 23-2 win at Perpignan.

The West Coast representative passed away suddenly at Christchurch Hospital, on January 18, 2019, in his 84th year.

In addition to the Test match he played against France, Hart also took the field in black and white on seven occasions (Non-Test matches) against Oldham/Rochdale, Wakefield, Leigh, US Villeneuve, Basque XIII, French XIII and Provence during the Kiwis’ 1961-62 tour of Britain and France.

A Celebration of Reginald’s life was held in his family’s Chapel, 12 High Street, Rangiora, on Monday, January 21, at 1.00pm.


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