Adrian Schultz, prominent in Marlborough's sporting and wider community, has died.
"Bloke" as he was known and liked to be called, died at Hospice Marlborough on Monday after a short illness aged 77.
The former policeman was best known for his exploits on the rugby field for the Pelorus and former Opawa rugby clubs and during a lengthy rep career for the Marlborough Red Devils.
A tough, uncompromising forward, he played 89 matches for Marlborough between his debut in 1956 until his last match in 1969.
That tally includes the province's most famous international victory, 24-19 against France at Lansdowne Park, in Blenheim, in 1969. He also played representative softball for Marlborough.
A funeral service for Schultz will be held at 1pm tomorrow, at the Church of Nativity in Alfred St.
A full obituary for Schultz will be published at a later date.
- The Marlborough Express