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Ken Going, a former All Blacks fullback and member of one of New Zealand’s most famous rugby families, has died. He was 66.


Going’s death from cancer was confirmed by his family Wednesday.


Going, with siblings Sid and Brian, was one of a trio of brothers who represented New Zealand’s Northland province, the New Zealand Maoris and the All Blacks through the 1960s and 1970s.


Sid, who played 29 tests at halfback, was the most famous of the brothers, but Ken earned belated selection in 1974 and played three matches, though no tests, on New Zealand’s tour to Ireland that year.


He had played 130 matches for his province and 24 matches for New Zealand Maori but was past his best when finally selected for the All Blacks.


Going had been kept out of the New Zealand team in his prime by two of its greatest fullbacks, Fergie McCormick and Mick Williment.


The Going brothers played out their first class careers simultaneously and were famous, with Sid at halfback, Brian at flyhalf and Ken at fullback, for developing spectacular and almost intuitive backline moves.


Sapa-AP – Rugbyweek.com

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