Old­est All Black ‘Wally’ dies aged 95

Fiji Sun - - Sport -

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,

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