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Former All Blacks captain Andy Haden passes away

Former All Blacks captain Andy Haden passes away

By Naveel Krishant
Wednesday 29/07/2020
Former All Blacks captain Andy Haden

Former All Blacks captain Andy Haden has died aged 69.

Haden joined the famous Ponsonby club in Auckland in 1971, becoming an All Black just a year later.

He struggled to establish himself for some seasons but was soon an automatic selection.

Tough and uncompromising, Haden became forever embroiled in notoriety in a thriller at Cardiff Arms Park against Wales in 1978.

Down two points, in a planned move he "dived" from the lineout in an attempt to secure a penalty.

Brian McKechnie slotting the resulting "kick of the decade" for an All Black win.

Despite allegations against Haden of cheating, the referee clearly awarded the penalty against Welshman Geoff Wheel for holding down the other All Black lock, Frank Oliver.

[Source: TV NZ]

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