New All Black Is Relation Of Former Wales Skipper.
30 June 2002 13:47pm
When New Zealand defeated Fiji on Saturday, they began the match with Otago flanker Sam Harding winning his first cap and becoming the 700th player to be capped by the All Blacks.
Harding, who played splendidly throughout the match, was born in Australia but is related to the pre-war Wales captain, Rowe Harding of Swansea.
Harding played 17 times for Wales on the wing from 1923 until 1928 and appeared in the Wales side that lost
19-0 to the 1924 All Blacks at Swansea.
He was the great-uncle of Sam, but died in 1991 at the age of 89.