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The legendary Colin 'Pinetree' Meads at Maesteg Rugby Club

A special afternoon with Sir Colin Meads to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Maesteg RFC v the Maoris on 27th November, 1982.

Maesteg RFC in association with The Events Room are delighted to offer you the opportunity to attend a very special afternoon with one of the greatest All Blacks of all time, Sir COLIN 'Pinetree' MEADS at the club on Sunday 25th November. The afternoon will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the famous Maesteg v Maoris 10 all draw at the Old Parish on Saturday 27th November 1982.

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 is a member of both the International Rugby Hall of Frame and the New Zealand Sports Hall of Frame.

Sir Colin went on to make a then world record 55 appearances for the All Blacks. His strength and high threshold for pain became legendary — best illustrated when in a game against Eastern Transvaal in South Africa, in which he emerged from a particularly vicious ruck with his arm dangling horribly, with an obvious fracture, yet completed the match. When the doctor cut away his shirt and confirmed the break, Meads muttered, "At least we won the bloody game."

He was later, in 1971 awarded an MBE for his services to rugby.

Your host for the afternoon will be none other than Phil Kingsley Jones. Phil received worldwide recognition as former manager and mentor of rugby sensation JONAH LOMU. In his own right, Phil is now regarded as being one of the most sought after speakers in the southern hemisphere.

Many former Maesteg rugby legends and former officials are likely to attend  and those who played in the 1982 encounter v the Maoris are likely to be present to celebrate the 30th anniversary celebrations.
It promises to be an unforgettable afternoon for everyone fortunate enough to attend.

Tables of 10 are available at just £250. The afternoon will consist of a finger buffet, great tales from the golden era of NZ rugby, tales from Phil Kingsley-Jones on life in the valleys and NZ,  Q & A, raffle and auction. A small quantity of individual covers on shared tables of
10 are also available at just £25 per person. Interest for the event has already been huge - only 150 tickets will be available on a first come first served basis.

The afternoon commences at 3.00pm. The dress code is casual.

This is an exclusive all ticket event. Tickets are available via The Events Room on 07826 644521

The event will also support the Garwen Trust. Tickets are also available from Travella on 01656 733496.

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