Oldest All Black ‘Wally’ dies aged 95
Christchurch: Walter ‘Wally’ Argus, who was the oldest living All Black, has passed away aged 95 in Christchurch after spending the last year battling illness. Born in Auckland in 1921, Argus moved to Albury at a young age and first represented Canterbury in 1941 before going on to serve in World War II. The wing returned to New Zealand to win his first All Blacks cap against the Wallabies in Dunedin in 1946 and went on to play four internationals and 17 tour matches over a two-year period. Last December, Argus met former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw, who posted a picture of the pair on Facebook. “What an honour to meet Wally Argus today the oldest living All Black at 94 years old,” McCaw wrote. New Zealand Rugby paid tribute to Argus yesterday via their official Twitter account.
Walter ‘Wally’ Argus,