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HE TOHU WHAKAMAUMAHARATANGA KI A TA BRIAN LOCHORE.

HE TOHU WHAKAMAUMAHARATANGA KI A TA BRIAN LOCHORE.

NPECRU Remembers Rugby Legend “SIR BRIAN LOCHORE ; OBE-KNZM-ONZ”

SIR BRIAN LOCHORE IS PICTURED HERE ATTENDING THE VETERANS REUNION AT WHAKARUA PARK IN 2009 WHICH COINCIDED WITH A HEARTLAND MATCH BETWEEN NPEC AND WAIRARAPA BUSH.

THERE WILL BE A SERVICE FOR SIR BRIAN THIS THURSDAY AT 1PM AT MEMORIAL PARK, MASTERTON.

The Wairarapa Bush Rugby Union has also set up a tribute room for Sir Brian Lochore at the WBRU Clubhouse Dixon Street Masterton

On show are the Webb Ellis World Cup, The Lochore Cup and many photos and newspaper articles of his life and times.

A tribute book will also be available for anyone who wishes to write a few words

Opening hours

      • Tuesday 10am to 6pm
      • Wednesday 10am to 6pm

NA REIRA E TE RANGATIRA, MOE MAI RA I ROTO I NGA RINGA A TE ARIKI.

Sir Brian Lochore Career Record:

    • Wairarapa (Masterton) 1959 (9g) – 60 (8) – 61 (8) – 62 (9) – 63 (10) – 64 (13) – 65 (8) – 66 (9) – 67 (11) – 68 (2) – 69 (10) – 70 (3), 100g, 15t;
    • Wairarapa Bush 1959-63-65-66-71
    • WJ Whineray‘s XV 1966
    • Centurion Club 1970
    • NZRFU President’s XV 1973 (v All Blacks)
    • NZRFU Invitation XV 1973 (v All Blacks)
    • President’s Overseas XV (in England) 1971(4)
    • North Island 1964-65-66-67-68-69. 1t
    • NZ Trials 1961 – 63 (4g) – 65 – 66 – 67 (2) – 68 – 69 – 70 (2), 13g, 1t
    • New Zealand XV 1965 – 66
    • NEW ZEALAND 1963 (16) – 65 (4) – 66 (4) – 67 (15) – 68 (9) – 69 (2) – 70 (17) – 71 , 68g (25 tests), 7t, 21pts

Career: 202 games, 24 tries ,72pts  | Lock/No 8

    • All Black captain 1966-70

Coach/Selector:

    • Masterton club 1966 – 67 – 75 – 78
    • Wairarapa Bush 1980-82
    • All Blacks 1985- 87 including winning of World Cup 1987
    • All Black selector 1983-87, 2004-07

Campaign manager during 1995 World Cup. Manager and coach of various World XVs and served on many NZRU committees including a crucial role late in 1995 securing All Black contracts when the game went professional.

NZRU award Steinlager Salver 2003 for outstanding service to rugby.

Life member and patron of NZRU from 2013.

ed Opaki PS; Wairarapa C. XV 1956.

Chairman of the sports funding agency, the Hillary Commission.

OBE 1970 for services to rugby; KNZM 1999; The Order of NZ (ONZ) 2007.

ln 2006 received the IRB ‘Vernon Pugh Award for Distinguished Service’

In 2002 the NZRU introduced the Lochore Cup for competition among the Heartland unions.

Rep Wairarapa tennis 1957 – 61,79 – 80.

Sheep stud breeder, member of various farming committees and many community projects.

Accepted honorary positions to many organisations outside rugby and farming.

Not only one of rugby’s most respected personalities but also one of New Zealand‘s most highly regarded citizens.

A biography Lochore published in 1996 was written by Alex Veysey, Gary Caffell and Ron Palenski.

Passed away in Masterton 3rd August 2019 , aged 78

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