Honouring a Rugby Living Legend

12 September 2011

Five thousand native trees and shrubs will be planted near Berhampore Golf Course on Sunday 25 September in honour of rugby legend Sir Brian Lochore.

Rugby great Sir Brian Lochore, photo courtesy of Wairarapa Times Age

Rugby great Sir Brian Lochore, photo courtesy of Wairarapa Times Age

Living Legends, a community conservation project, is coordinating 17 native tree-planting projects throughout New Zealand during Rugby World Cup 2011.

All up, 85,000 native plants will be planted nationwide. Each planting is run in conjunction with provincial rugby unions and dedicated to a regional 'rugby legend' selected by the union.

Sir Brian Lochore is the Wellington-Wairarapa Living Legend. Sir Brian was appointed All Black captain in 1966 and proved to be one of New Zealand's most successful captains, with just three losses in 18 tests.