The life stories of the XVI people featured in the exhibition (and accompanying e-book) aim to encapsulate the range of wartime experiences Kiwi’s 100 years ago would have had, with their love of rugby the common denominator in their selection for the NZ Rugby Museum’s ‘exhibition XVI’.

Meet a pioneering female coach, three pre-war All Blacks and three post-war All Blacks, a schoolboy rugby player-cum-soldier and a rugby-mad military defaulter, rugby players who served in the Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and NZ Tunnelling Company, three NZ Maori players and a highly decorated VC winner who had a stellar pre-war provincial rugby career…

Here we introduce just a couple of them to you…

  • Corporal Tom French
  • Stella Wright (nee Hickey)
  • Exhibition Now For Hire
  • Virtual Tour
  • About the Exhibition
  • Captain Philip 'Dad' Bennett
  • Exhibits
  • On Tour
  • Exhibition XVI
  • Balls, Bullets & Boots eBook Appendices
  • Contact
  • eBook