William Edward Collins CMG (14 October 1853 in Monghyr, India – 11 August 1934 (aged 80) in Wellington, New Zealand) was a doctor, sportsman and politician. His greatest sporting accomplishments were in rugby union; he represented England as a half-back several times in the 1870s, before emigrating to New Zealand in 1878. Later Collins was appointed as a member of the New Zealand Legislative Council (the upper house) from 1907 and until he died; having been renewed in 1914, 1921 and 1928.
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