New Zealand Rugby and the Canterbury Rugby Union are in mourning following the death of David Rhodes, who has passed away in Christchurch surrounded by loved ones at the age of 72.
Rhodes served as vice-president and then president of the New Zealand Rugby Union from 2013-2017, following in his father Charlie’s footsteps, who was also a president of the Canterbury and New Zealand Rugby Unions.
NZ Rugby chairman Stewart Mitchell said: “We have lost a true icon of New Zealand rugby.
“David’s contribution to our national game has been immense, from his club playing days to union administration.
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