All Blacks legend, Sir Colin Meads to host special dinner
7:10pm Thursday 25th October 2012 in News
NEW ZEALAND rugby legend Sir Colin Meads will host a special dinner to commemorate Newport’s famous victory over the 1963 All Blacks next month.
An evening with the star, held at Rodney Parade and hosted by Phil Kingsley Jones, will feature tales of rugby’s golden era, live Q & A, raffle and auction in aid of Velindre Cancer Centre.
Newport and Wales dual code legend David Watkins MBE, said: “He was a hugely dedicated rugby player in my day, and I recall him flooring me on one occasion in particular.”
“It was also huge for Newport to beat the legendary All Blacks in ’63 and I hope that the Welsh public come out in force to welcome the great man,” he added.
Sir Colin was more than just the most famous forward in world rugby, he is regarded by many as New Zealand’s greatest ever rugby player, and was named player of the century at the NZRFU Awards dinner in 1999.
He went on to make 55 appearances for the All Blacks and in 1971 he was awarded an MBE.
A table of ten costs £400, or £40 per person. The evening takes place at 7.30pm on November 30.
Tickets are available from The Events Room on 0845 108 5690.