RIP Sir Wilson Whineray

October 22nd, 2012 at 3:40 pm by David Farrar

Sir has died aged 77. A huge loss. He was the longest serving All Black captain, and many (including T.P. McLean) say he was the greatest.

He turned down Governor-General in 2006 and would have made an excellent head of state for New Zealand.

He was captain at age 23 in 1958 and remained so until 1965. After rugby he got an MBA from Harvard and eventually was Chair of Carter Holt Harvey.

His family, friends and former teammates will miss him the most, but their loss is also New Zealand’s loss. He was one of our greatest.

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2 Responses to “RIP Sir Wilson Whineray”

  1. Nostalgia-NZ (5,093 comments) says:

    http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/15179415/all-blacks-great-wilson-whineray-dies/

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  2. Dazzaman (1,137 comments) says:

    Our greatest captain is Shelford. Lochore, Dalton & Mourie are next…then Whineray.

    Whineray’s just another establishment ballhead.

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