Murray Mexted

Murray Mexted
Mexted talking to a fan at the Westpac Stadium
Full name Murray Graham Mexted
Date of birth (1953-09-05) 5 September 1953
Place of birth Wellington, New Zealand
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 95 kg (209 lb)
School Tawa College
University Victoria University
Notable relative(s) Graham Mexted (father)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Number 8
New Zealand No. 798
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1975–86 Wellington
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1979–85 New Zealand 34 (16)

Murray Graham Mexted (born 5 September 1953) is a former New Zealand rugby union player who played 34 consecutive tests for the All Blacks from 1979 to 1985. He also played 38 non-test game including 7 as captain. During his time with the All Blacks, he wore the Number eight jersey and was considered an excellent ball winner and an effective defender. In 1986, his biography, Pieces of Eight, was published, and he married Miss Universe Lorraine Downes. The couple separated in 1999. In recent years, he has retained a high profile as a television colour commentator. Mexted's father, Graham Mexted, was also a New Zealand rugby union international who won one full cap in 1950.[1]


  1. Luxford, Bob. "Murray Mexted". New Zealand Rugby Union. Retrieved 3 April 2015.

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