July 29, 2020

All Black rugby great Andy Haden dead at 69

Wellington (AFP) – Former All Black Andy Haden — a towering lock credited with helping drag rugby union into the professional era — died aged 69 on Wednesday after battling cancer, New Zealand Rugby said.Haden played 117 matches for the All Blacks from 1972-1985, including 41 Tests, making his international debut in the series win against the British and Irish Lions in 1977.He went on to become a fixture for the All Blacks in a dominant period for the New Zealanders, with respected rugby writer Bob Howitt describing him as “a lineout exponent without peer in international rugby”.”Overseas te…

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