Former All Black Doug Rollerson has lost his battle with cancer.

Fairfax Media has reported that the 63-year-old died last night.

Rollerson played 24 games for the All Blacks between 1976 and 1981.

He played 91 games for Manawatu and kicked the match-winning drop goal when the province won the Ranfurly Shield for the first time in 1976.

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He was diagnosed with inoperable prostate cancer in 2010.

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