10 June 2021

New Zealand Rugby League is saddened to hear of the passing of Shane Dowsett Kiwi #495.

The Auckland Rugby League and Otahuhu Leopards legend, Shane Dowsett, spent over 25 years in the game, playing in five Fox Memorial finals and three as captain. He then reached the pinnacle of league success by touring with the Kiwis in 1971, earning his Test debut.

He was renowned for his fierce defence, toughness and lack of fear.

Condolences are with the Dowsett family during this time.