Richard "Tiny" White All Black - Rudolf Boelee

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Richard "Tiny" Alexander White, QSO (11 June 1925 – 10 March 2012) was a New Zealand rugby union footballer. He played 23 tests and 55 games for the All Blacks.
Richard White played for Poverty Bay. He debuted for the All Blacks in 1949 by playing two tests against Australia and he immediately became an important player for them. He never missed a test match during his career and was only subbed off once in his career. White also played in thirty of the 36 games during the All Blacks 1953–54 New Zealand rugby union tour of Britain, Ireland, France and North America, the most of any player.

White was regarded as being excellent in the lineout. He was also very quick and had "incredible stamina." Terry McLean once remarked that he was "a wonderful player" who "played with matchless vigour, especially in the lineout."

White was forced to retire from rugby at age thirty-two after he received a kick in the back. This along with his farming injuries and an almost paralyzed left hand was too much for him to continue playing. His final game was during the 1956 tour by South Africa. The All Blacks won the series 3-1 which was their first ever victory against South Africa in a test series.

White became mayor of Gisborne from 1977 to 1983. He was also heavily involved in rugby, becoming president of the Poverty Bay Rugby Football Union and continuing to coach some local sides. He died in Gisborne on 10 March 2012

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