Mexted talking to a fan at the Westpac Stadium
|Birth name||Murray Graham Mexted|
|Date of birth||5 September 1953|
|Place of birth||Wellington, New Zealand|
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||95 kg (209 lb)|
|Notable relative(s)||Graham Mexted (father)|
|Rugby union career|
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 games 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.
- Luxford, Bob. "Murray Mexted". New Zealand Rugby Union. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
- Hewitson, Michele (26 May 2006). "The incorrigible Murray Mexted". New Zealand Herald.
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