Waka Joseph Nathan was a New Zealand rugby association player. He played rugby association for the New Zealand public team”All Blacks” as a flanker.
Nathan began playing rugby in youth. He went to Mangere Central Primary School and Otahuhu College. He played for Otahuhu Rugby club too.
He played for New Zealand Maori first and afterward for All Blacks from 1962 to 1967. He has been to Buckingham Palace and furthermore met Queen Elizabeth.
Nathan was additionally given the honor from New Zealand Rugby to run onto the field and start the procedures for the debut Rugby World Cup in 1987.
|Date of birth||8 July 1940|
|Place of birth||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Date of death||24 September 2021 (aged 81)|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||92 kg (203 lb)|
Waka Nathan was born to Samuel Taia Nathan and Irene Huakore.
Nathan had three girls, Alanna, Claudine, and Janine. They are grieving their dad at the present time.
The late player has a big family photograph with his girls and grandkids in his parlor on top of the showcase bureau.
Waka Nathan was 81 years of age when he died. He was born on 24 September 2021.
At 19 years old, he made his introduction as an Auckland Rugby Union delegate.
Plus, his stature is 5 feet 11 inches and his weight is 203 kilograms.
Waka Nathan was hitched to 57-year-old Janis Nathan.
He lived with his better half in the agreeable condo in Howick. Janis and Waka had a long age hole.
There isn’t a lot of data about his significant other Janis. The couple had three youngsters. She is most likely in a passionate state right now as a result of Nathan’s dying.
Waka Nathan died on 24 September 2021 at 81 years old after his long fight with dementia.
🙏🏽 Waka Nathan has been recognised for his immense contribution to New Zealand rugby over the past 60 years with the Steinlager Salver Award at the #ASBRugbyAwards. Thank you Waka! pic.twitter.com/DZRm8MZrQa
— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) December 13, 2018
In a meeting with the Herald, he said that he was fighting dementia in 2016. He may have taken drugs for dementia.
It is a particularly incredible misfortune to New Zealand as they have lost a fortune of Rugby. He was likewise known by the name “The Black Panther”. He has won a few distinctions and games from which he acquired such nickname.
Dementia is a weakened capacity to recall, think, or settle on choices that meddle with doing regular exercises.