Thursday, May 11, 2006


RIP, Bob Duff
Kua hinga te totara nui i te Waonui-a-Tane
A giant among men has fallen

Former All Blacks skipper, selector and coach, Bob Duff, dies at age 80. I'd never heard of him, but it's always the highest honour to captain the AB's.
Bob Duff played 11 tests for the All Blacks between 1951 and 56, captaining the side to the great 1956 series victory over the visiting Springboks. Duff was also a selector between 1971-1973 & the assistant manager & coach of the side that toured North America, the British Isles & France in 1972-73
Farewell, Sir. Thank you for your services. May God rest your soul.

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