Graham Neil Kenneth Mourie All Black flanker and coach of the Hurricanes. He was one of the great All Black captains in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He was first selected for the All Blacks in 1976, captaining a second-string New Zealand team that toured South America. He was selected again for the All Blacks against the touring British Lions in 1977, and captained the side to France later that year, replacing Tane Norton as captain.(born 8 September 1952) is a former New Zealand
Graham Neil Kenneth Mourie
8 September 1952
Ōpunake, New Zealand
|Education||New Plymouth Boys' High School|
|Alma mater||Victoria University of Wellington|
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||89 kg (196 lb; 14 st 0 lb)|
|Rugby union career|
Born in Taranaki, he captained his province. He attended Opunake High School and was in the 1st XV before he attended New Plymouth Boys' High School which he also got into the 1st XV but never captained it.
He played a total of 61 matches (57 as captain) for the All Blacks until 1982. He captained the All Blacks on their historic Grand Slam tour of Britain and Ireland in 1978.
In 1981, Mourie made himself unavailable for selection during the controversial tour of New Zealand by the Springboks. Mourie has said that he has no regrets about his decision not to play against the Springboks in 1981, noting that "You have got to be able to look at yourself in the mirror - look yourself in the eye and say that is the right thing to do." He returned as captain later that year for the tour of Romania and France.
Mourie worked as a farmer and in farming industry roles.
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