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24 Jan 2021 21:26
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    Argentina's rugby team is grieving the loss of Diego Maradona

    Argentina's rugby team is grieving the loss of Diego Maradona


    The football icon is being remembered after his death from a heart attack aged 60.

    Coach Mario Ledesma says he remembers watching the 1986 World Cup win as a 13-year-old.



    Ledesma says they will stop short of retiring Maradona's famous 10 shirt for the night, but are preparing to use his legacy as motivation in the re-match against the All Blacks tomorrow in Newcastle.

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