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Jock Hobbs
New Zealand
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Full name Maurice James Bowie Hobbs
Born February 15, 1960, Christchurch
Died March 13, 2012, Wellington (aged 52 years 27 days)
Major teams New Zealand Cavaliers, New Zealand
Position Flanker

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1983-1986 21 21 0 16 4 0 0 0 15 4 2 76.19
Bledisloe Cup 1983-1986 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 71.42

Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v British and Irish Lions at Christchurch, Jun 4, 1983 match details
Last Test France v New Zealand at Nantes, Nov 15, 1986 match details
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Profile

A great ambassador for the game as a player and administrator, Hobbs played 21 times for his country - four as captain - between 1983 and 1986, scoring four tries. He later became chairman of the New Zealand Rugby Union and, in that role, he played a major role in securing the hosting rights for last year's Rugby World Cup.

He served on the IRB Council as a New Zealand Rugby Union representative from 2002-2007. During his time on Council he was a member of the IRB Executive Committee and Chairman of the IRB Regulations Committee. In all, he was chairman of the NZRU from 2002 to 2010, as well as being Chairman of Rugby New Zealand 2011. He stood down from both roles in May 2010 due to illness.

Hobbs was present at the Rugby World Cup Final in Eden Park to witness Richie McCaw lifting the Webb Ellis Cup and, the following day, he won the prestigious Vernon Pugh Award for Distinguished Service at the 2011 IRB Awards ceremony in Auckland.

Hobbs sadly died on March 13 after losing his battle with cancer.

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Mar 18, 2012
All Blacks great Sir Colin Meads attends the funeral of Jock Hobbs
All Blacks great Sir Colin Meads attends the funeral of Jock Hobbs
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Mar 18, 2012
Wallabies coach Robbie Deans and his wife Penny attend the funeral of Jock Hobbs
Wallabies coach Robbie Deans and his wife Penny attend the funeral of Jock Hobbs
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Mar 18, 2012
NZRU chief executive Steve Tew attends the funeral of Jock Hobbs
NZRU chief executive Steve Tew attends the funeral of Jock Hobbs
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Mar 18, 2012
All Blacks captain Richie McCaw attends the funeral of Jock Hobbs
All Blacks captain Richie McCaw attends the funeral of Jock Hobbs
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