Bill Osborne

Bill Osborne
Full name William Michael Osborne
Date of birth (1955-04-24) 24 April 1955
Place of birth Whanganui, New Zealand
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
School Wanganui High School
Notable relative(s) Glen Osborne (nephew)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Second five-eighth, centre
New Zealand No. 744
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1973–82 Wanganui
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
New Zealand
New Zealand Māori
16 (0)

William Michael "Bill" Osborne (born 24 April 1955) is a former New Zealand rugby union player. A second five-eighth and centre, Osborne represented Wanganui and Waikato at a provincial level. Started his club career with the local Kaierau Rugby Union Club in Wanganui. He was a member of the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks, between 1975 and 1982, playing 48 matches including 16 internationals.[1]


  1. Luxford, Bob. "Bill Osborne". New Zealand Rugby Union. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
Preceded by
Kent Lambert
Tom French Memorial
Māori rugby union player of the year

Succeeded by
Eddie Dunn

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