John Graham (rugby union)

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Sir David John Graham (9 January 1935 – 2 August 2017), generally known as John Graham, was a New Zealand educator and rugby union player. He served as president of the New Zealand Rugby Football Union (NZRFU) and was an All Black loose forward.

Graham played 22 Tests between 1958 and 1964, including three as captain. He was headmaster of Auckland Grammar School from 1973 to 1993, New Zealand cricket team manager from 1997 to 1999, the University of Auckland Chancellor from 1999 to 2004, and was elected president of the NZRFU in April 2005.

Graham was born in Stratford, New Zealand. Graham died of cancer in Auckland on 2 August 2017 at the age of 82.[1]

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  1. "NZ sports leader Sir John Graham dies". Stuff.co.nz. 3 August 2017. Retrieved 3 August 2017.

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