Tiny Hill (rugby union)

New Zealander rugby union player
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Stanley Frank "Tiny" Hill MBE (9 April 1927 – 2 October 2019) was a New Zealand rugby union player and selector. Hill represented Canterbury and Counties. He was a member of the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks, from 1955 to 1959. He played 19 matches for the All Blacks, two of which were as captain, including 11 internationals.

After retiring as a player, Hill was New Zealand Army and Canterbury selector, and as an All Black selector from 1981 to 1986.[1]

Hill was born in New Plymouth, New Zealand. In 1996, he was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire. Hill died in Rolleston, New Zealand on 2 October 2019 at the age of 92.[1][2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Luxford, Bob. "Tiny Hill". New Zealand Rugby Union. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  2. "Rugby: All Blacks legend Tiny Hill dies at age 92". New Zealand Herald. 2 October 2019. Retrieved 2 October 2019.