Kent Lambert (rugby player)

Kent King Lambert (born 23 March 1952) is a New Zealand former rugby union and rugby league footballer.

Kent Lambert
Birth nameKent King Lambert
Date of birth (1952-03-23) 23 March 1952
Place of birthWairoa, New Zealand
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight102 kg (225 lb)
SchoolTe Aute College
UniversityMassey University
Rugby league career
Position(s) Prop
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1978–79 Penrith ()
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
All Black No. 718
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1971–77 Manawatu ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
New Zealand Māori
New Zealand
11 (0)

Rugby union career

A prop, Lambert represented Manawatu at a provincial level, and was a member of the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks, from 1972 to 1977. He played 40 matches for the All Blacks including 11 internationals.[1]

Rugby league career

In December 1977, Lambert signed a three-year contract with the Penrith Rugby League Club in Sydney. However, injury curtailed his career and he retired in 1979.[1]


  1. Akers, Clive. "Kent Lambert". New Zealand Rugby Union. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
Preceded by
Bill Bush
Tom French Memorial
Māori rugby union player of the year

Succeeded by
Bill Osborne

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