Jock Hobbs, 52, dies of leukemia

Updated: March 13, 2012, 3:28 AM ET
Associated Press

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Former All Blacks captain and New Zealand Rugby Union chairman Jock Hobbs has died of leukemia, the union said. He was 52.

Hobbs died on Tuesday at Wellington Hospital, where he was admitted last week when his health suddenly deteriorated as a result of the illness he had battled for several years.

He captained the All Blacks in 16 of his 39 matches, including four of his 21 tests between 1983 and 1986. He retired at age 26 after a series of concussions.

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