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Doug Ellwood is a New Zealand former rugby league player who represented his country in the 1968 World Cup.


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Playing career

Ellwood originally played for Ellerslie. During the Auckland Rugby League's "district era" he represented Eastern United, a combination that included the Ellerslie club. In 1967, while playing for City-Newton, Ellwood won both the Lipscombe Cup and Rothville Trophy, Auckland's sportsman of the year and player of the year awards.

Ellwood represented Auckland. He was involved in several notable victories with Auckland, including being part of the sides that defeated Australia 13-8 in 1961, Great Britain 46-13 in 1962 and South Africa 10-4 in 1963.

Ellwood was first selected for the New Zealand Kiwis in 1963 and went on to play in seven test matches for his country, starting at both fullback and stand off. Ellwood was part of the 1968 World Cup squad. The team did not win a match at the tournament.

Coaching career

Ellwood later coached the Mount Wellington Warriors to a Phelan Shield victory.


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