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.