Sir Colin Earl Meads

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Colin Earl Meads, KNZM MBE

Also Known As: "Pinetree"
Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: Cambridge, Waipa District, Waikato, New Zealand
Death: August 20, 2017 (81)
Te Kuiti, Waikato, New Zealand (Pancreatic cancer)
Immediate Family:

Son of Vere Stanley Meads and Ida Ladysmith Meads
Husband of <private> Meads (Lang)
Father of <private> Stockman (Meads); <private> Meads; <private> Wilcox (Meads); <private> Meads and <private> Mitchelle (Meads)
Brother of <private> Daniel (Meads) and <private> Meads

Occupation: Retired Rugby Player
Managed by: Jason Scott Wills
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Immediate Family

    • <private> Meads (Lang)
    • <private> Stockman (Meads)
    • <private> Meads
    • <private> Wilcox (Meads)
    • <private> Meads
    • <private> Mitchelle (Meads)
    • <private> Daniel (Meads)
    • <private> Meads

About Sir Colin Earl Meads

Sir Colin Earl Meads, was a former New Zealand rugby union footballer. He played 55 test matches (133 total games), most frequently in the lock forward position, for New Zealand's national team, the All Blacks, from 1957 until 1971.

Meads is widely considered one of the greatest players in history. Nicknamed 'Pinetree', he is an icon within New Zealand rugby, and was named the country's Player of the Century at the NZRFU Awards in 1999.

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Sir Colin Earl Meads's Timeline

June 3, 1936
Cambridge, Waipa District, Waikato, New Zealand
August 20, 2017
Age 81
Te Kuiti, Waikato, New Zealand