Thursday, August 06, 2009

Bring Back Buck

Bring Back Back campaign finally works.

Former All Blacks captain Wayne Shelford has been named patron of New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) rugby.

23 years too late. I can remember him doing the 2 mile peg at around the 10 minute 30 mark on the Petty Officer's Command Course. Some talent and he was a big boy then.

Wanted time off without pay to play with AB's in Argentina. The pusser said no, it's off to sea with you on the Grey Funnel Line. He said stuff you, here's my notice.

Well he did go to Argentina. Next thing he was Captain of the AB's. And the rest is history and AB folklore.

Imagine the PR coup if the Navy had retained the Captain of the All Blacks. But the hierarchy knew better.

Such is hindsight. All the best Buck as patron, I am sure you'll do a great job.

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