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Robbie Manson: Out gay All Black would be the ‘final frontier’ for New Zealand

Joseph McCormick December 27, 2014

According to an out gay rowing star, New Zealand’s “final frontier” will come in the form of an openly gay All Blacks rugby star.

Olympic rower Robbie Manson earlier this year came out publicly as gay after two years of being out to his friends and teammates.

Writing for Outsports, he said coming out was the “scariest decision” of his life.

He has now told Stuff.co.nz that it would be the “biggest story” if a member of the famed All Blacks rugby team came out as gay.

“No All Black has come out yet – that would be the biggest story,” he said.

“I guess the ideal situation would be to have an All Black come out and say that it’s OK. That, in a way, is what I’m trying to get started. The more people that do it, the easier it will be for younger people.”

When asked if an All Black would be the “final frontier” for gay sportsmen in the country, Manson replied: “definitely”.

More: All Blacks, coming out, New Zealand, New Zealand, Robbie Manson, rugby star

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