Gal­la­her’s gal­lant name lives on

The Rugby Paper - - News Rugby Championship -

The All Blacks re­leased a video last Wed­nes­day to mark the cen­te­nary of Dave Gal­la­her’s death at Pass­chen­daele at the age of 43. The cur­rent New Zealand cap­tain, Kieran Read, paid this tribute to the first one whose family em­i­grated from the shores of Lough Swilly in Co. Done­gal:

“Dave didn’t have to go to war. He was too old but he was so proud and wanted to pro­tect his coun­try that he went and lost his life for us. Dave was a hum­ble man from hum­ble be­gin­nings.”

His name lives on. Next month the All Blacks will be in France, play­ing for the Dave Gal­la­her tro­phy.

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