19 Sep 2009

NZRU chairman has leukaemia

10:51 am on 19 September 2009

New Zealand Rugby Union chairman and former All Blacks captain Jock Hobbs has leukaemia.

Hobbs, 49, told The Dominion Post newspaper on Saturday that he has been diagnosed with leukaemia: saying "it's in a chronic form" and "not acute."

He said he was being monitored "and I feel fine."

The paper says he was diagnosed about four years ago.

Hobbs played 21 tests for the All Blacks from 1983-1986. He is also chairman of the organising committee for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.