20 Aug 2017

Death of 'Pine Tree' Meads prompts Twitter tributes

7:13 pm on 20 August 2017

The death of All Black great Sir Colin "Pine Tree" Meads has prompted an outpouring of tributes on social media.

Colin Meads breaks free during the 1971 Lions tour.

Colin Meads breaks free during the 1971 Lions tour. Photo: Photosport / Peter Bush Collection

Sir Colin, who has died aged 81 after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a year ago, was hailed as rugby colossus.

The King Country farmer, never a fan of the spotlight, would likely have been bemused that Twitter was the first place thatt some people went to make public their sorrow.

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