Googled rugby game fixtures for the year to mark in my diary and somewhere along the way I found this picture of my Pops that I'd never seen before. Guessing it's around the 1940s rugby era. For a moment I thought it was his All Black portrait that hangs in my grandmothers living room, but the absence of the silver fern tells me it's not and he looks older in this photo. I also think the portrait at Ma's is a painting.
I see my cousins in him, my Uncles, brothers, even my Mum.
I'm trying to remember if he had cauliflower ears ...