Papanui, Canterbury and South Island prop George Turner played his sole match for New Zealand during the 1964 Test series against France.
A member of a top-quality Papanui forward pack in the late-1950s and early-1960s, Turner made his debut for Canterbury in 1959 and represented the province against Great Britain in 1962. He played for South Island in 1962-63.
Turner was a stand-by player for the Kiwis’ series opener against France in 1964, before getting the call-up to replace front-row stalwart Sam Edwards for the second Test in Christchurch. New Zealand wrapped up the series with an 18-8 victory at Addington Show Grounds but the 27-year-old was ruled out of the third match with injury.
He wrapped up an admirable club career in 1966.
NEW ZEALAND (1964)
1 Test – 0 points