Watch: Sir Colin Meads becomes second All Black to be sent off in history for reckless kick in 1967 Test against Scotland

This is the moment the late Sir Colin Meads became just the second All Black sent off in a Test.

It took place during a 1967 match against Scotland.

Sir Colin had been warned early in the match fifty years ago by Irish referee Kevin Kelleher for recklessly attempting to kick a loose ball when a Scottish player had dived on the ground for it, so when the All Black lock did it a second time in the match to Scottish flyhalf David Chisholm, the ref had no choice.

Kelleher immediately called in Sir Colin as the Murrayfield crowd made their voices heard with boos from the stands.

The ref immediately pointed to the sideline to give Sir Colin his marching orders since the concept of yellow and red cards weren't introduced until three years later at the 1970 FIFA World Cup.

Though Sir Colin turned back to plead his case, he finally accepted the decision and made his way to the sideline with his head down as just the second All Black in history to be sent off in a match.

The All Blacks still went on to win the game 14-3.


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