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Former international rugby boss dies

28/09/2008 04:39:55 PM Comments (0)

Roger Vanderfield, a former chairman of the International Rugby Board, has died at the age of 80, the NSW Rugby Union said in a statement.

Vanderfield, a referee who officiated in 1,260 matches, including 14 Tests and 18 other internationals, was also a former president of the Australian Rugby Union. He died Thursday in Sydney.

He also helped organise the first Rugby World Cup in 1987 and was a member of the tournament's organising committee. His funeral will be held Friday.

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