13 May 2014

Lane Penn passes away

11:42 am on 13 May 2014

The former All Blacks assistant coach Lane Penn has passed away.

Penn took over from Sir Brian Lochore as coach of Wairarapa Bush for four seasons in 1983 and ensured they remained in the first division.

Penn also successfully coached a number of national sides including divisional teams and served as All Blacks assistant coach under Alex Wylie.

He went on to be an All Blacks selector from 1988 to 1991 and became President of the New Zealand Rugby Union in 2001.