Alfred St George Hamersley

With the Six Nations getting under way this weekend, this is an opportune moment to highlight the influence of Alfred St George Hamersley (C3 1862– 66).

Hamersley was a former Marlborough pupil and England international of the 1870s who was a pioneer of rugby in New Zealand after he emigrated to work as a lawyer.

In 2015, the ‘XV’ rugby pitch was renamed ‘Hamersley’ whilst an engraved stone – pictured – was also installed at the top of the steps leading up to the games field to leave a lasting legacy.

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