Thomas Ellison (c. 1867 – 1904) was a New Zealand rugby union
player. After being educated at Te Aute College, where he was introduced
to rugby, Ellison moved to Wellington, and played for the Poneke
Football Club. He was subsequently selected to represent Wellington
province, and was later recruited into Joe Warbrick's privately
organised 1888–89 New Zealand Native football team. Ellison scored 113
points and 43 tries on their epic 107-match tour of the British Isles,
Australia and New Zealand. On his return he continued with Poneke and
Wellington, and from 1892 started to refine and popularise the wing-
forward system of play, which was a vital element of New Zealand rugby's
style until 1932. At the first New Zealand Rugby Football Union annual
general meeting in 1893, he proposed that the playing colours of the New
Zealand side should be predominantly black with a silver fern—a
playing strip that inspired the team’s name of All Blacks. That year
he captained the New Zealand side on their tour of Australia. He retired
from playing afterwards, but continued as a coach and administrator.
Ellison was the author of a coaching manual, The Art of Rugby Football,
published in 1902.
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