Alistair Soper is confirmed dead at the age of 83.
Alistair was best known as a New Zealand rugby union player (national team).
Alistair John Soper
Birth nameAlistair John Soper
Date of birth(1936-09-07)7 September 1936
Place of birthInvercargill, New Zealand
Date of death16 June 2020(2020-06-16) (aged 83)
Place of deathInvercargill
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight88 kg (194 lb)
SchoolWaitaki Boys' High School
Rugby union career
Position(s)Number 8
All Black No.590
Provincial / State sides
YearsTeamApps(Points)
1954–59, 61–66Southland103()
National team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
1957New Zealand0(0)
Alistair John "Ack" Soper (7 September 1936 – 16 June 2020) was a New Zealand rugby union player. He was educated at Waitaki Boys' High School.
A number eight, Soper represented Southland at a provincial level, and was a member of the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks, on their 1957 tour of Australia. He played eight matches for the All Blacks on that tour, but did not appear in any internationals. He served as president of the Southland Rugby Union in 1985.
He played for the English club Blackheath in the 1960–61 season.
Soper died on 16 June 2020, aged 83.
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