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Paul Clarkin

Paul Clarkin was a New Zealander and a renowned polo player, known internationally as 'Mr Polo'.

He first started playing polo in his early twenties.

He was killed playing polo in Cirencester, England after falling during a game in which he was reputedly "playing a blinder".

He was married to Chele Clarkin and had two sons and one daughter: John-Paul, himself a successful polo player who took over the running of Mystery Creek Polo Club in New Zealand and is married to Nina (nee Vestey) of an equally prestigious polo playing family based in Gloucestershire, England; Matthew, currently playing TOP14 rugby in France for Montauban; and Emma, who was studying law at the time of her death in a car accident at the age of 19.

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