Reese Griffiths, New Zealand rugby league player, Died at 78

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Reese Kenneth Griffiths was born in 1938, and died on September 19, 2016.

He was a New Zealand rugby league player.

Reese represented his country in the 1957 and 1960 World Cups.

He played in the outside backs for Runanga in the West Coast Rugby League competition.

Reese Griffiths represented the West Coast between 1954 and 1964, and the South Island in 1965.

Griffiths was first selected for the New Zealand Kiwis in 1957 and attended the World Cup that year as an injury replacement for Neville Denton.

He went on to play in eleven test matches for the Kiwis between 1957 and 1963, including at the 1960 World Cup.

He finished his international career having played in 35 games and scored 18 tries for New Zealand.

During 1960 Griffiths was also involved in the West Coast side that won the Northern Union Cup from Auckland.

Reese Griffiths passed away at 78 years old.

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