Bruce Robertson Obituary, Death – The world-class centre, who passed away on Friday night at the age of 71, was widely considered to be one of the best players in the history of both the All Blacks and his favourite province, Counties. The family claimed in a statement that he died away “peacefully” after a long battle with cancer. The Herald is aware that he has been battling his health for a considerable amount of time. Throughout the 1970s and into the early 1980s, Robertson was a towering figure in the sport of rugby, and many people regard him as the finest centre in the annals of New Zealand Rugby.
Between the years 1972 and 1981, he participated in a total of 34 tests for the All Blacks and 102 matches overall. During his time with Counties, he was selected to play 135 times, and he was an integral part of the team that won the lone National Provincial Championship in 1979. “We are terribly sad to hear of the passing of one of Counties Manukau’s greatest All Blacks,” said Aaron Lawton, the chief executive of the Counties Manukau Rugby Football Union.
“Bruce was a legendary player and a dedicated servant of the game of rugby. He leaves behind a legacy that will endure at our union, and he would have been overjoyed to see his grandson Jadin play on the basketball team just a year ago. “We are working with his family right now to confirm a service at Navigation Homes Stadium, and we will release details as soon as possible.”