End of the road for Meads
Colin Meads retired on this day in 1973 © Getty Images
Meads, nicknamed 'Pinetree', was the archetypal New Zealand hard man. He played against three touring Lions sides, finishing on the wrong end of the Test series result only in 1971. His final Test came with a draw against the Lions in Auckland on that tour.
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