28 Mar 2017

Former All Blacks coach dies

2:18 pm on 28 March 2017

Former All Blacks coach Eric Watson has died aged 91.

Former All Blacks coach, Eric Watson.

Former All Blacks coach, Eric Watson. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Watson coached the All Blacks between 1979 and 1980.

He took New Zealand on an unsuccessful tour of Australia in 1979 before embarking on an unbeaten northern hemisphere tour in 1980 which included wins over the United States, Canada, Wales and three Welsh club sides.

He represented Otago once during his playing days in 1946.

He died on Saturday in Dunedin surrounded by his family.

-RNZ