New Zealand legend Bob Scott dies at the age of 91

Last Updated: 16/11/12 11:49am

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New Zealand legend Bob Scott, photographed in 1950, dies at the age of 91

New Zealand legend Bob Scott, photographed in 1950, dies at the age of 91

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New Zealand legend Bob Scott, hailed as "the complete full-back", has died in his North Island home at the age 91.

Scott, who was the oldest living All Black, played 54 times between 1946 and 1954, including 17 Tests.

His attacking play was credited with helping revolutionise the No15's role.

"It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Bob Scott who was the oldest living All Black," New Zealand Rugby Union chairman Mike Eagle said.

"Bob was a much admired player, regarded by many as the complete full-back who played the game with passion and courage."

Wellington-born Scott's international career would have been much longer but for World War II, when he served in Italy and was a member of a New Zealand Army military team that toured Britain after the war.

He made his All Blacks debut in 1946 at the age of 25.

He was inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame in 1990 and awarded an MBE in 1995 for his services to sport.

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