Kōkiri 19 – Te Waipounamu: Tane Norton

Published in Kōkiri 19, Hōngongoi - Hereturikōka 2010

Tane Norton, from Ngāi Tahu, led both the All Blacks and New Zealand Māori during the 1970s. The Linwood stalwart, who played at hooker, was the most capped All Black from Canterbury when he retired. Norton also held the record for being the oldest All Black Captain (35 years, 136 days). Winner of the Tom French Cup on two occasions, Norton was President of the NZRU from 2003 until 2005.

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