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Colin Meads - At his last public outing.

Colin Meads - At his last public outing.

20 August 2017

The small New Zealand town of Te Kuiti, in the aptly-named King Country turned out in June 2017 for what was to be the last public outing for the districts legendary rugby star, the great Sir Colin Meads. I was honoured to be MC for the day and later wrote this story for 'NZTODAY.'  Read more »

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Colin Meads - Where does he sit among the All-Time All Blacks? One Man's View.

I loved this picture of Meads, aged 34, leading out the All Blacks at the start of the 1970 tour of South Africa. The main team leader Brian Lochore was injured.

Colin Meads - Where does he sit among the All-Time All Blacks? One Man's View.

20 August 2017

I watched a lot of Colin Meads playing on the rugby field. I am of the age that can say that. Shamelessly I can say I loved the way Colin Meads changed the game for previously lumbering second row forwards, which I was myself, albeit at a club level only. Meads showed us all another way to play. Read more »

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RIP to an Old Lion - A true or tall story?

Big burly Gordon Wood in his heavy woollen pullover, who became a regular & much-loved touch-judge in 1959. This picture taken in Auckland.

RIP to an Old Lion - A true or tall story?

22 June 2017

This story first appeared in the excellent *NZToday* Magazine's June-July edition. The author knows it is true as he remembers it. Some family members doubt his recall. Read more »

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So you want to be a rugby commentator? Try these tongue twisters first and see how you go!

So you want to be a rugby commentator? Try these tongue twisters first and see how you go!

10 May 2017

One of the first things people say to any rugby commentator is - 'Just how DO you pronounce all those names from all the different countries?' Read more »

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Ponsonby Club in the lead again; for producing most All Blacks

Rieko Ioane; proudly Ponsonby and now an All Black test player (aged 19 years and 239 days) Photo; Keith Quinn

Ponsonby Club in the lead again; for producing most All Blacks

17 November 2016

KeithQuinnRugby.com wrote to the eminent New Zealand rugby statistician Paul Neazor in an attempt to clarify the records set by the appearance of Rieko Ioane as an All Blacks test player in the game v Italy. In true style Paul has come up with a definitive list and also a comparison for the Ponsonby Club with the club with the ‘second-most’ All Blacks. Read more »

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Huge New Zealand Rugby book reviewed.

It has 840pps, weighs a bloody tonne and if you or anyone in your family played 1st class rugby in New Zealand their name is in this new book.

Huge New Zealand Rugby book reviewed.

14 September 2016

This message below is from John Lea of the Association of New Zealand Rugby Historians and Statisticians; A message to all followers of New Zealand rugby; Read more »

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