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Rugby friends are rallying around former All Blacks fullback Fergie McCormick who is seriously ill in Christchurch Hospital.

McCormick - who played 16 tests between 1965 and 1971 - is battling throat cancer.

Hell of a player was Fergie.

All the very best to you Mr McCormick.


Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:47 am
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William Fergus "Fergie" McCormick (born 24 April 1939) is a former New Zealand rugby union footballer who played for the All Blacks and Canterbury.

McCormick first played representative rugby for Canterbury in 1958 when he played first five-eighth against Wellington.

The following year he played twelve matches for Canterbury; the first of the season a 20–14 victory over the touring British Lions.

As well as playing regularly for the South Island, McCormick continued playing for Canterbury where he eventually switched to fullback. In 1965 he was selected for his first Test for the New Zealand national side (the All Blacks), which was a 20–3 victory over South Africa.

He was next selected for the All Blacks in 1967 for their tour of Canada, the British Isles and France. He was a regular starter for the All Blacks and toured with them to South Africa in 1970. He was dropped for the fourth Test of the South Africa tour and made his final appearance for the All Blacks against the British Lions in 1971.

McCormick continued to play for Canterbury, however.

When he retired, following the 1975 season, he had scored a record total of 1297 points for Canterbury.

He scored a total of 2065 points in 310 first class matches.

As I said, a hell of a player.


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Time for some food.

Bye all.


Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:01 am
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Not the only one

Gareth Wlliams
The former Bridgend, Wales and British Lions forward has been bed-bound for more than a year, fighting a rare nervous system disorder for which there is no cure. Multiple System Atrophy causes nerve cells in the brain to deteriorate over time, triggering problems with balance, movement and the autonomic nervous system. It is an unrelenting, progressive condition.

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jimcardiff wrote:
Not the only one

Gareth Wlliams
The former Bridgend, Wales and British Lions forward has been bed-bound for more than a year, fighting a rare nervous system disorder for which there is no cure. Multiple System Atrophy causes nerve cells in the brain to deteriorate over time, triggering problems with balance, movement and the autonomic nervous system. It is an unrelenting, progressive condition.

Great player. Very much like Aaron Shingler. so sad to hear that

Never saw Fergie play but he was one of the AB's my old man used to wax lyrical about

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Former All Black Keith Murdoch has died.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/all ... h-has-died


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Fingal wrote:
Former All Black Keith Murdoch has died.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/all ... h-has-died

Did he ever go back to NZ

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