Grant Fox, amongst the bests ever

Whoever makes a list of the best ever players at first five eighths will consider Grant Fox as a contender to such title. Some argue he changed the game as Grant Fox was the first true goal-kicker, an important role in the late 80's when New Zealand obtained the first World Cup ever played.
He also introduced the today well-known technique of leaning the ball forward prior to the kick that everybody uses now from Jonny Wilkinson to Daniel Carter. In New Zealand he played for Auckland in a time when the word "professionalism"meant playing with 13 instead of 15 and so no Rebel Sport existed yet.

As an All Black he kept winning every test and match from 1985 until1988 (including five test matches in 1987 World Cup) when his All Black side drew against the trans-tasmanian neighbours. His first defeat as an AllBlack came as late as 1990 to a Wallaby team that was getting better day afterday (and would eventually become World Cup winners a year later). After 1991 World Cup defeat to Australia again, things were coming to and end. Grant Fox had to fight for starting off the bench and so he did and tried hard, playing in an impressive form during the1993 Lions series.

He was inducted into IRB Hall of Fame in 2005.

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