Addington loose forward Jim White toured Britain and France with the New Zealand squad in 1965 alongside his brother, three-Test Kiwi Pat.
Originally a centre, the 1955-56 Schoolboy Kiwi gravitated towards the pack and broke into the Canterbury – playing against the 1965 Australian tourists – and South Island teams before securing a spot in the Kiwis’ touring team.
White debuted against Warrington and played eight matches in Britain and France (no Tests).
Though he did not represent his country again, White remained a prominent presence on the Canterbury scene. White’s Addington side featured in the inaugural CRL Grand Final (losing to Hornby), he captained Canterbury in 1968 and finished his representative career two years later with a tally of 37 appearances for his province, and he was the first winner of the D.V. Syme Rosebowl as CRL Sportsman of the Year in 1970.
NEW ZEALAND (1965)
8 tour matches (0 points)
-1965 Kiwis tour of Britain and France