Addington hooker Reg Ward played his sole Test for New Zealand against the 1935 Australian tourists.
After standout performances in the scrum for Canterbury against West Coast and Auckland, and for South Island against North Island, that season Ward was selected for a New Zealand XIII to face Australia in New Plymouth.
He was subsequently called into the New Zealand side for the second Test, which Australia won 29-8, before Lou Hutt returned at hooker for the third encounter.
Ward, a long-serving stalwart for Addington and Canterbury, represented South Island against Great Britain in 1936 and retired the following season. He coached Addington after hanging up the boots.
NEW ZEALAND (1935)
1 Test – 0 points