Versatile Addington back Pat White was on the wing for all three Tests against the 1964 French tourists, before touring Britain and France with the Kiwis the following season alongside brother and clubmate, Jim.
White represented the Schoolboy Kiwis from Linwood in 1954. After joining Addington, he played the first of 28 matches for Canterbury as a 19-year-old in 1959. He represented the province at stand-off against France in 1960 and as a winger against Great Britain in 1962, while he also turned out for New Zealand Māori against the ’62 Lions and helped South Island to a win over South Africa in 1963.
Called up by the Kiwis for the 1964 series opener against France at Carlaw Park after crossing for a try in South Island’s win over North Island, White scored on Test debut in a 24-16 win and retained his spot on the flank as New Zealand carved out a 3-0 cleansweep.
White broke his leg later in the year but recovered in time to win selection in the Kiwis’ 1965 touring squad. He played 10 games (no Tests) and scored two tries in Britain and France.
He captained Canterbury in 1966 and wrapped up his tenure in the red-and-black jersey the following season – finishing with 20 tries – before moving to Northland.
NEW ZEALAND (1964-65)
3 Tests – 1 try (3 points)
10 tour matches – 2 tries (6 points)
-1965 Kiwis tour of Britain and France