February 04, 2013
Māori rugby champion dies
Māori rugby has lost one of its champions.
Former Māori All Black Toni Marriner, the chair of the council overseeing Māori rugby north of Taupo, died at Rotorua Hospital aged 64.
New Zealand Māori Rugby chair Wayne Peters says Mr Marriner’s contribution had been significant, from his time playing for New Zealand Māori in the 1970s to his work as an administrator.
He also played for King Country, Bay of Plenty and the New Zealand junior team.
A service will be held on Thursday at 1pm at Kahukura RFC in Rotorua.
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