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Bruce Robertson
New Zealand
Full name Bruce John Robertson
Born April 9, 1952, Hastings
Current age 62 years 106 days
Major teams World XV, New Zealand, New Zealand XV
Position Centre

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop GfM Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1972-1981 34 34 0 22 4 0 0 2 0 23 9 2 70.58
Bledisloe Cup 1972-1980 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 3 1 68.18

Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Australia at Wellington, Aug 19, 1972 match details
Last Test New Zealand v Scotland at Auckland, Jun 20, 1981 match details
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Profile

The gifted Robertson was a mainstay for the All Blacks for much of the 1970s and early 1980s although his Test appearances were limited by a series of serious injuries.

He made his bow for the Counties Union side in 1971 as a 19-year-old and also made an impact playing for the North Island side in that year's inter-island match. He was later chosen for the All Blacks' internal tour in 1972 and made his Test debut against Australia.

Robertson arguably reached his peak in the 1977 series victory over the British & Irish Lions and then on the Grand Slam tour of Britain in 1978 - scoring a try in the historic victory over Scotland at Murrayfield.

On a political and personal principle Robertson joined the then Test captain Graham Mourie in declaring himself unavailable for the series against the Springboks in New Zealand in 1981.

Robertson's last appearance for the All Blacks was in the 1981 Test against Scotland at Eden Park and he bowed out on an appropriately high note, scoring a try.

He later assisted the Blues at Super 12 level, the New Zealand Colts and served as coach of Counties-Manukau in the NPC second division in 2002-03.

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