NZRU pays tribute to B S "Joey" Sadler     29 Jun 2007    

Sadler passed away peacefully at Te Hopai Hospital in Wellington at the age of 92. Born in July 1914, he was, at the time of his passing, the second oldest surviving All Black and one of only two All Blacks, with fellow Wellingtonian Eric Tindill, from the pre-World War Two era.

Said Jock Hobbs: “It is significant to lose one of the few living links with our rugby heritage from that era. Like all other All Blacks, Joey Sadler had his own unique story about his rugby career, which was cut short by injury, and his life beyond rugby. However, his loss will be most keenly felt by his family and friends and I would like to extend my sympathies to them.”

Joey Sadler’s funeral will be held on Friday in Wellington.