It is with sadness that we share the passing of Bryan Craies after a long battle with dementia.
Craisey was certainly one of a kind. He was a member of the Ponsonby and Waitemata Rugby Club and after playing 11 games for Auckland in 1963/64/65, he was a successful coach for Waitemata.
Craisey went on to serve on the Auckland Rugby Coaching Committee and coached Auckland from 1978 to 1981 which included Auckland’s memorable win over North Auckland to win back the Ranfurly Shield in 1979. He has been an enthusiastic and long-time member of the Barbarian Rugby Club.
Our thoughts go out to the Craies family at this sad time.
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