Agence France-PresseMarch 18, 2014 07:18
Former All Blacks captain Frank Oliver has died at the age of 65, his old provincial club Manawatu said Tuesday, describing him as "a truly great rugby man".
Oliver played for the All Blacks 43 times from 1976-81, including 17 Tests, captaining the New Zealanders to a series win over Australia in 1978. His son Anton Oliver was also an All Blacks captain.
"He was one of New Zealand's tough men of rugby, both as a player and as a coach," Manawatu chief executive John Knowles said in a statement.