Former All Black Sir John Graham has passed away, aged 82

Former All Blacks captain Sir John Graham has passed away, aged 82.

Sir John played 22 Tests for the All Blacks between 1958 and 1964, three of which were as captain.

He also served as president of the New Zealand Rugby union from 2005 to 2007.

Graham also spent 20 years as Auckland Grammar School's headmaster from 1973 to 1993 and had a stint as manager of the New Zealand cricket team in the late 1990s.

"Sir John's passion for quality education saw decades of his life committed to the education sector. His role as the 9th headmaster of Auckland Grammar School from January 1973 to May 1993, was defining," Auckland Grammar School said.

"We are grateful for Sir John's connection and continued contributions to Auckland Grammar School until the day of his passing."

Sir John Graham passed away peacefully late Wednesday evening.

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