New Zealand's oldest living All Black has died, with family remembering the winger as a 'true gentleman'.


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Walker "Wally" Argus passed away on Friday, aged 95, in Christchurch.
Argus' daughter, Helen Briggs, said he had been battling illness for some time, losing his mobility and independence, but never his love for rugby.
Briggs told NZME he was proud of his All Black achievements.
"As he got older he wasn’t able to [attend games] but even from the rest home... they would make sure he was right in front of the screen and able to see it and others in the rest home would sit next to him," she said.
Wally Argus (left) shares a moment with Richie McCaw (right) after a visit in 2015. Photo: Richie McCaw/Facebook
She believes his legacy extended well beyond his own playing achievements, with the four-Test cap All Black working in a mentoring role for those in Christchurch's Heathcote Valley.
In 2015, Richie McCaw paid a visit to Argus, with Briggs saying her father had a blast talking to the All Black legend.
“Richie put something on his Facebook and all Dad's grandchildren were wildly excited about it all... which was totally beyond Dad, he could never get his head around something called Facebook. We were telling him how many likes there were and it was just a mystery to him.”
Argus made his All Black debut against Australia in 1946, playing four tests, and representing Canterbury between 1941-42 and 1946-49.
“As well as being a tough, very strong man, he was a very tender-hearted man and probably the kindest man I've ever met," Briggs said.
"And even more important than being a rugby player he was just a wonderful man.”
Argus will be farewelled next Friday at 2pm at Lamb and Haywood, Christchurch.
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