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Brian Lochore
Inducted in 1990
One of the most respected people in New Zealand sport, Sir Brian Lochore was an All Black loose forward from 1963 to 1971 and one of New Zealand’s most successful captains from 1966 to 1970.
Sporting Category:
  • Rugby Union
Lochore turned to coaching, raising Wairarapa-Bush into the first division, and he took over coaching the All Blacks in 1985, culminating in his side winning the first World Cup two years later.

Lochore’s services were required again by the New Zealand Rugby Football Union in 1995 when he was appointed campaign manager for the All Blacks’ cup bid that year.

Rugby and other sports continue to use his services and for two years, he was chairman of the New Zealand Sports Foundation's high performance committee, a role he relinquished when he succeeded another former All Black captain, Wilson Whineray, as chairman of the Hillary Commission.

Lochore was also a provincial tennis champion and regularly played tennis at the annual New Zealand Masters Games.

He was also a trustee of the Halberg Trust and was knighted in 1999, then elevated to the Order of New Zealand in 2007.

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