Former All Black Doug Rollerson dies after long battle with cancer

Former All Black Doug Rollerson has died at the age of 63.

Fairfax reports Rollerson passed away last night after he was diagnosed with inoperable cancer in 2010.

Rollerson played for the All Blacks between 1976 and 1981.

Doug Rollerson and Graham Mourie in action when the All Blacks played against Wales at Cardiff Arms Park, Wales on 1 November 1980. New Zealand won 23-3 against the Welsh. Photo: Photosport.co.nz
Doug Rollerson and Graham Mourie in action when the All Blacks played against Wales at Cardiff. Source: Photosport

He played 24 games in the black jersey which included eight Tests.

He played 91 games for Manawatu and slotted the match-winning drop goal when the province won the Ranfurly Shield in 1976.


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