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Rugby community farewells former All Black Dylan Mika

27 March 2018

Posted in: Pacific Radio News,

By Ruci Farrell - ruci.farrell@pmn.co.nz

Some of rugby's biggest names gathered in Auckland today for the funeral of All Black and Manu Samoa player Dylan Mika.

Dylan Mika in a test against the Wallabies. Photo/ 1 News.

The 45-year-old New Zealand born athlete lived with type one diabetes throughout most of his rugby career and died from a suspected heart failure last week. 

Former Black Fern Vania Wolfgramme says NZ Rugby has been inundated with tributes for the late Dylan Mika.

"Probably one of our rare talents... He played over 50 games for Auckland and captained the team, two tests for the Manu, seven test matches for the All Blacks. You know when they say 'Grow in the game and go back to your roots,' he was one of those men."

The public service for Dylan Mika was held at Eden Park.

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