Daniel Fraser (rugby)
|Full name||Daniel George Fraser|
In 1907 Fraser joined the professional All Blacks while they were in New South Wales on the first leg of their 1907–1908 tour of Australia and Great Britain. Fraser was one of six players on the tour from the Petone Rugby Club. Fraser's main role was a non-playing one, acting as assistant manager and helping Albert Baskiville with his day to day duties. However Fraser did play in two test matches for New Zealand between 1907 and 1909.
On his return to New Zealand Fraser tried to help fill some of the gap left by the death of Baskiville, helping the game establish itself and he organised the first provincial game of rugby league in New Zealand, between Auckland and Wellington at Victoria Park on 24 August 1908. Fraser also managed the New Zealand team on their first tour of Australia in 1909.
Like five other members of the touring party Fraser is buried at Karori Cemetery.