On the rugby field he was a TANK who would run straight over the top of anyone that got in his way. His almighty kick drew gasps from the crowd. But there was a lot more to him than just a great footy player. Tank was a partner, a son, a brother a mate, and above all else, a dad.
The former New Zealand rugby coach and player from Rotorua played rugby for King Country and quickly made the Kiwis once he changed codes. he made the national side after just 14 league matches with bustling hard-running displays at fullback or on the wing. The former Army PT instructor was the player/coach for the Waiouru Army side while he was stationed there and held the same role in Turangi when he left the army.
On 25 March 2012 Tank Gordon was taken from this world, but he has left a legacy in rugby league and a story he wrote with his daughter, Rashelle.
- Publication Date:
- 02 / 07 / 2012
- 135 x 210mm