Close-up carried a very moving story last night, and this morning's Dom-Post reports that Jamie Joseph made it back to Blenheim for his father's last hours:
Meanwhile, Jim Joseph, 70, who lost his battle with lung cancer was only diagnosed with the disease eight weeks ago, but his health deteriorated rapidly last week.
However, in the determined style which typified his rugby career, he held on long enough to enjoy his son Jamie coaching Wellington to shield victory over Auckland something Jim achieved for Marlborough as a player against Canterbury in 1973.
Jamie Joseph told the Marlborough Express newspaper that the win meant a lot to his father.
"He rang me just before the game and he was pretty crook. When I turned up [home in Blenheim on Sunday] and saw him, he smiled and about three hours later he died.
Keeping Stock sends its sympathy to the Joseph whanau - Arohanui