Sir Colin Meads flashback: The standout 1967 Tour of Great Britain

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In Sir Colin Meads stellar 15 year All Blacks career, the 1967 tour of Great Britain is a standout.

The team was unbeaten and 50 years on many were at Pinetree's funeral.
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The team was unbeaten on the tour and 50 years on many were in Te Kuiti to remember their mate at his funeral today.

Those mates included rugby greats Sir Brian Lochore, Ian Kirkpatrick, Sam Strahan, Earle Kirton and Graeme Thorne.

"I was at primary school when he first became an All Black, so it was pretty amazing to put your arm around him in a scrum," former teammate Sam Strahan said.

It has been said the 1967 All Blacks changed the game because of their open running style.

The tour was also memorable because Meads was sent off against Scotland, although his teammates say no grudges were held against the ref with him and Meads becoming "good mates" after the incident.

Colin "Pinetree" Meads was one of the greatest players to ever pull on the All Black jersey, and the archetype for the good Kiwi bloke.

Sadly, last week, at age 81, he died of cancer.

Family and friends turned out in his hometown of Te Kuiti to farewell the great man at his funeral today.

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