Farewell for 'Bloke'

19:25, Jun 19 2012

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