All Blacks scrumhalf "Super Sid" Going dies aged 80

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Sid Going, a scrumhalf known as “Super Sid” who played 29 tests for the All Blacks in a decade-long international career, has died. He was 80.

Going’s death was confirmed Saturday by the Northland rugby union for which he played more than 100 matches over 16 years, many in company with his brothers Ken and Brian. A cause of death was not given.

Stocky and prematurely balding, Going was a key figure in All Blacks teams between 1967 and 1977. A dangerous running scrumhalf, he scored 10 tries in test matches and played 57 other matches for New Zealand.

Going was inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame in 2020.

His citation in the Hall of Fame says Going “was regarded as the ultimate running halfback. His dabs from the back of the scrum giving his side a significant point of difference.

Going scored 164 points in all matches for the All Blacks.

“Together, from Te Kao to Mahurangi, from our North Auckland days and across the country, we will respectfully mourn his passing but also remember all that he has given to our game of rugby,” Rugby Northland said.

Playing for Northland the Going brothers developed scissors moves which became a commentators dream, allowing the cry “Going, Going, gone.”

A biography on the website said Going “proved himself to be a match-winning individualist and at the same time a world-class pivot capable of playing the type of game to suit the occasion.”


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