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Former All Blacks captain Sir Wilson Whineray (77) will be forever remembered as one of the greatest captains the team had and also the longest serving one. He played 77 games for the team as a prop, including 32 tests, after debuting against Australia in May 1957. The team lost just four of the 30 tests played when he was captain. Rugby writer Terry McLean says Sir Wilson " was a mobile prop with the handling skills of a back who played in a much-feared pack alongside Colin Meads, Kel Tremain and Ken Gray." He was knighted in 1998 for services to sport and business and is survived by his wife, a son, two daughters and five grandchildren.

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