Counties Manukau Mt Rushmore: Bruce Robertson

Counties Manukau Mt Rushmore: Bruce Robertson

Fan votes determined our top 15 names of greatest Counties Manukau players of all-time. We passed those names to our panel of experts and this is how they rated them.

Number 1:

Considered by our panel of experts as the greatest player in Counties Manukau history, Bruce Robertson ranked number one or number two by each of our six judges.

The brilliant centre of the 1970s and early 90s was ahead of his time. Silky skills, beautiful hands, pace and swerve and was someone that never seemed to play a bad game.

Robertson made his Counties debut in 1971 at age 19 and would go on to play 135 games until his retirement in 1982.

He played 34 test matches for the All Blacks from 1972-81 and was widely considered the greatest centre of all-time.

The 69-year-old’s son-in-law Dion Kingi and grandson Jadin Kingi have gone on to follow in his footsteps and pull on the red, white and black jersey.

Robertson completes the line-up of legends on the Counties Manukau Mt Rushmore, joining Alan Dawson, Jonah Lomu and Pat Walsh