Legendary All Black Bruce Robertson has died.
The world class centre — one of the greatest players to play for both the All Blacks and his beloved province, Counties Manukau — died on Friday night aged 71.
A statement issued on behalf of his family said he passed away “peacefully”.
The NZ Herald reports he had fought a lengthy health battle.
Considered by many as the greatest centre in New Zealand rugby history, Robertson was a giant of the game in the 1970s and early 1980s.
He played 34 tests for the All Blacks between 1972 and 1981 and 102 matches in total, while he represented Counties on 135 occasions and helped lead the side to their sole National Provincial Championship triumph in 1979.
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“We are terribly sad to hear of the passing of one of Counties Manukau’s greatest All Blacks,”…