Tripti Joshi (Editor)

Sandy McNicol

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Sandy McNicol


Sandy McNicol Rugby community mourns death of former All Blacks prop Sandy McNicol

Alasdair Lindsay Robert "Sandy" McNicol (15 June 1944 – 20 April 2017) was a New Zealand rugby union player. A prop, McNicol represented Wanganui at a provincial level, and was a member of the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks.


Sandy McNicol Sandy McNicol YouTube

Playing career

McNicol represented Wanganui at a provincial level, and played for the All Blacks in 1973, as a replacement on the 1972–73 tour of Britain, Ireland, France and North America. He played five games for the All Blacks during the latter part of that tour, but did not appear in any test matches.

McNicol had a military background and later worked as a teacher. In 1973 he informed the New Zealand Rugby Union that he would be unavailable for selection to play against the touring South African side, owing to his objecting to apartheid. This resulted in his receiving death threats.

He later moved to France and played for Stadoceste Tarbais, who were French champions in 1973. He spent three years in Tarbes.

Later years

McNicol had dementia. He took his own life on 20 April 2017.


Sandy McNicol Wikipedia

Similar Topics