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What might have been: Speedy All Black wing remembers brief time at the top

Plucked out of high school Craig Wickes was the second-youngest man to pull on the black jumper. He was destined for a long career before injury intervened.

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Plucked from high school into the All Blacks, Craig Wickes was tipped for a long career at the top. But injuries limited him to just one international 40 years ago this weekend. Jimmy Ellingham reports.
He was the schoolboy sensation, the speedy winger with a big future. But his international career lasted less than 15 minutes.
Forty years ago this week, Manawats Craig Wickes became the second youngest All Black of all time when he ran on to Eden Park in Auckland against Fiji on September 13…

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