The former All Black and Manawatu player Doug Rollerson has died following a long battle with cancer.
The 63-year-old died last night.
Rollerson was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2010.
The first-five come fullback played 24 times for New Zealand including eight tests.
Rollerson won the Ranfurly Shield with Manawatu in 1976, kicing the match-winning drop goal as the province won the 'Log of Wood' for the first time.
He played 91 games for Manawatu.
Rollerson played against South Africa in the controversial 1981 Springbok tour of New Zealand.
In the third and deciding test he alternated the goal kicking with fullback Allan Hewson.
Rollerson being a right footed kicker took the penalties and conversions from the left-hand side of the field and Hewson, being left footed kicked from the right hand side.
The All Black narrowly won the series 2-1.
In 1982, aged 28, he signed to play two seasons of rugby league with North Sydney, where he was a clubmate of Kiwis great Mark Graham.
In 2009 Rollerson was convicted of fraud after signing false invoices which allowed others involved in pub charities to pocket almost $1 million.
However no penalty was imposed with the court told the fraud had left Rollerson fnancially and emotionally destitute.