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Bob Deans
New Zealand
Full name Robert George Deans
Born February 19, 1884, Christchurch
Died September 30, 1908, Christchurch (aged 24 years 224 days)
Major teams New Zealand
Position Centre
Relations Great-nephew - RM Deans, Great-nephew - IB Deans

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop GfM Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1905-1908 5 5 0 9 3 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 80.00

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Test debut Scotland v New Zealand at Inverleith, Nov 18, 1905 match details
Last Test New Zealand v Anglo-Welsh at Auckland, Jul 25, 1908 match details
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Bob Deans played only five times for New Zealand and died of peritonitis aged 24, but he entered rugby folklore in December 1905 when he appeared to score a crucial try only for it to be disallowed by the referee who ruled he had come up short. It was the only defeat on the All Blacks' 35-match tour, and on his death bed three years later he remained adamant: "'I did score that try in Cardiff".
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