9 Jul 2010

27 past All Blacks honoured

7:20 pm on 9 July 2010

More than 50 years of All Blacks rugby history involving 27 past players and a combined total of 332 Test matches was celebrated in Auckland on Friday evening in the second of four ceremonies this year to cap former All Blacks.

In the largest of the ceremonies this year, 13 surviving former All Blacks were presented with their Test cap and caps were also presented to the family members of another 14.

Those being capped spanned from the late Jack Dunn, who debuted against Australia in Dunedin in 1946, to the star centre of the mid-1990s Frank Bunce.

In between are many well-known names including Keith Davis, Waka Nathan, Allan Stewart, John Kirwan and Ian Jones.