Nine-Test Kiwi Bob Jarvis was part of Hornby’s 1976 raid on the Auckland playing ranks and spent six seasons in the CRL competition, later joining Addington.

The Otahuhu centre-cum-five-eighth made his debut for New Zealand off the bench in the third Test against the 1974 Lions at Carlaw Park.

The following season he was at five-eighth for seven of the Kiwis’ eight World Championship Series matches at home and abroad, scoring two tries in his maiden start – a 27-0 rout of France in Christchurch – and dotting down again in the 12-all draw with France at Marseille.

Jarvis headed south to Hornby with fellow Auckland Kiwis Wayne Robertson and Murray Wright in 1976, and was one of three Canterbury-based players chosen in the New Zealand XIII’s clash with Sydney Metropolitan that year.

Head injuries dictated Jarvis played just once for Canterbury, but he played at Addington until a broken arm forced him to hang up the boots in during 1981 – the year the club lost the Grand Final to Eastern Suburbs.

NEW ZEALAND (1974-75)
8 Tests – 3 tries (9 points)
-1975 Kiwis World Championship Series squad