Today the rugby world lost one of it’s greats.
Jock Hobbs has unfortunately lost his long battle with Lymphoma cancer. One of the most influential members of the rugby community, he is credited with getting New Zealand the hosting rights for the 2011 Rugby World Cup, along with being chairman of the New Zealand Rugby Union and Rugby New Zealand 2011 Ltd. (in charge of the organisation of the Rugby World Cup 2011) before he needed to resign from both roles in 2010 due to his ailing health as well as playing 21 tests for the All Blacks (4 as captain) between 1983 and 1986 before repeated concussions shortened his promising career at the tender age of 26.
On 13 March 2012, Jock Hobbs lost his battle with cancer at the age of 52.
A timely reminder that time is precious, and that you never know when you’re time’s up.