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Sir Colin Meads gets statue in Te Kuiti

June 19, 2017

All Black great Sir Colin Meads has had a bronze statue of himself unveiled in Te Kuiti.

Sir Colin Meads is one of New Zealand’s greatest All Blacks. He was named ‘Player of The Century’ in 1999 and played 133 games for the All Blacks between 1957 and 1971.

He is nicknamed Pinetree and has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Sculptor Natalie Stamilla spent two months working on the statue, which she said was an honour.

She told Sir Colin’s brother Stan, another former All Black, she had done a lot of reading to research her subject.

The $500,000 statue was paid for by sponsorship, donations and fund-raising.

Along side the statue is a small museum which includes memorabilia from Colin Meads’ days as an All Black.

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that is cool.