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He features in the International Rugby Board Hall of Fame, the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame, and the New Zealand Business Hall of Fame. He is Sir Wilson Whineray, one of New Zealand's favourite sons, a legendary achiever in both rugby and business. this is the man who had all of Cardiff Arms Park standing, singing 'For He's a Jolly Good Fellow' at the conclusion of the epic All Black tour of 1963-1964. He was a gifted, natural leader who, following his celebrated rugby career, became an iconic business leader, chairing the board of Carter Holt Harvey for 10 years. His amazing story has never before been told.Reluctant to be seen to be blowing his own trumpet, over the years Sir Wilson has turned down countless offers to have his life story published, but was finally coaxed out of his reticence by Bob Howitt, one of the country's most highly respected rugby writers and biographers. Bob has extracted myriad enthralling stories from Sir Wilson's rugby and business colleagues and the people closest to him, to produce a work of magical quality without which no rugby library will be complete.
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About the Author
Bob Howitt has spent a lifetime writing about rugby. Rugby correspondent of the Auckland Star for a decade, editor of the iconic Rugby News for a quarter of a century and of the much-admired New Zealand rugby annuals, and founder editor of NZ Rugby World magazine. This is his 18th book on the game, some written in collaboration with famous personalities; some teamed with Diane Haworth; and the three hugely successful volumes of NZ Rugby Greats. A long-serving member of the New Zealand Sports Journalists Association, Bob is a past winner of the New Zealand Sports Journalist of the Year award.