Reaction to the death of rugby great Colin Meads

Rugby-'Pinetree' felled. All Blacks great Meads dies aged 81

But Maori broadcaster Willie Jackson credits Sir Colin with teaching him that Pakeha could play a valuable role in Maori institutions. "Pretty bloody tough. There's no doubt in his era he's the greatest there was".

Meads is considered one of the greatest players in history.

"This is a sad day for New Zealand rugby and for New Zealand", said the country's Prime Minister Bill English.

He was a man whose existence basically epitomises the mythology of why the All Blacks are seen to be so great, but also one whose career spanned a changing society. "I enjoyed the chats we had and it was always usually with a beer in hand, I couldn't keep up with him on that I tell ya". Colin Meads helped build those foundations maybe more than anyone else. "On behalf of all players, our thoughts go out to his family at this time". They're a far different bunch of young men than the ones that went on long tours to the United Kingdom and South Africa back in the old days, but the legacy of understatement and commitment to winning is evident.

Meads was born on a sheep farm near Te Kuiti, and Meads credits the farming lifestyle for his strong physique and high level of fitness.

The IHC was quick to praise the man who had worked with it for more than four decades.

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It was at Waitete Rugby Club Bud Snowden grew up with his mate, who said they'd known each other through their families who were very connected.

He famously broke his arm against Eastern Transvaal in 1970 but played on, commenting after the fracture was confirmed: "At least we won the bloody game".

New Zealand's WBO heavyweight champion boxer Joseph Parker: " Rest In Peace to the legend Sir Colin Meads.

Waitomo Mayor, Brian Hanna said the farewell will be held at the Les Munro Centre on Monday.

Meads was a regular visitor to the annual New Zealand Bloodstock Yearling Sale series at Karaka and a familiar figure on New Zealand racecourses as he and his wife travelled around the country to support their horses.

His nickname, "Pinetree" or often simply just "Tree", sums him up perfectly.

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