Former All Black and teammate reflects on Waka Nathan after his passing

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 24 Sep 2021, 7:23PM
Waka Nathan has died at the age of 81. (Photo / Photosport)
Waka Nathan has died at the age of 81. (Photo / Photosport)

Former All Black and teammate reflects on Waka Nathan after his passing

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 24 Sep 2021, 7:23PM

Former All Black Waka Nathan has passed away aged 81.

He was a crucial part of Auckland's Ranfurly Shield success up to 1963 and went on to play 37 tests for the All Blacks.

After his playing days had ended, he coached the New Zealand Maori side and is credited with saving Maori rugby in New Zealand.

Former All Black and teammate Chris Laidlaw joined Heather du Plessis-Allan.

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