Without a shadow of a doubt this man-mountain of a legend from Auckland deserves to be first on the list of rugby’s greatest that ever played the game. The upmost sadness, is that he was taken from us all to soon.
People respect Remembrance Day from far and wide each year, but 2018 holds something maybe more poignant. 100 years will have passed since the armistice was signed to bring an end to the horrors of the First World War.
The ‘Big Freeze of 1963’ was one of the coldest winters on record in the United Kingdom. The England rugby team of that year huddled themselves in the warmth of their changing room waiting to take their team photograph and for the national anthems to be played before running out onto the makeshift ice rink to play Wales in Cardiff.