All Blacks legend honoured by Queen for ‘services to rugby’

1972: Harcourt Caughey – The All Black was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, for services to health administration.
1992: Peter Yarranton
1998: Wilson Whineray The All Black was knighted in 1998 “for services to sport and business management”.
1999: Brian Lochore – He was appointed a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to sport and the community.
2001: Tony O’Reilly The Irish legend was knighted, as a Knight Bachelor, by Queen Elizabeth II in the 2001 New Year’s Honours, “for services to Northern Ireland” – including in recognition for his work as head of The Ireland Funds charity.

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2004: Clive Woodward –  The ex-England head coach was knighted in the 2004 New Year’s honours following England’s World Cup triumph in 2003.