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George Sellars
Born (1886-04-16)16 April 1886
Auckland, New Zealand
Died 7 June 1917(1917-06-07)
Messines, Belgium
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 76 kg (12.0 st)

George Maurice Victor Sellars (16 April 1886 – 7 June 1917) was a rugby union player who represented New Zealand fifteen times, including two Test matches. He played club rugby for Ponsonby, and was first selected for Auckland in 1910, and in 1912 gained international selection for New Zealand Māori. Sellars was selected for the All Blacks – as New Zealand's international team is known – for their 1913 tour of North America where he played fourteen matches. As well, he was also in the All Blacks' side that played Australia immediately prior to their tour. Although unavailable to play for New Zealand the following year, he did represent the Māori again that season. In 1915 Sellars enlisted for service in the First War War, and he was fatally wounded in 1917 at the Battle of Messines.[1]

A team of men wearing blazers and hats posing for a formal photo.

The New Zealand team before their departure to North America in 1913. Sellars is sitting in the second row on the far left.

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  1. "George Sellars". Retrieved 15 July 2015. 

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