He was named New Zealand player of the century in 1999.
The former All Black giant died at the age of 81 on Sunday and is survived by his wife Verna. He had such an influence on my life and many others.
Members of the Te Kuiti community are paying tribute to Sir Meads, laying flowers at the newly erected statue of the All Black legend.
"I think it would be fair to say that not only at first but I've always held him in such great awe and esteem that right up till the last time I saw him, I'd still get goosebumps down my spine every time I'm in his company".
Williams said it wasn't just Sir Colin's rugby feats that made him great, it was everything he did off the field, which included giving generous amounts of time to various causes. - New Zealand captain Kieran Read.
South African Rugby: "Thoughts and prayers from the Boks and SA Rugby to our friends in New Zealand on the passing of this All Black great". According to the International Rugby Hall of Fame, he was "the most famous forward in world rugby in the 1960s", the article noted. He never backed down from any challenge or fight, and that's why he was not only a great player, but a great New Zealander.
World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper, cricket star Brendon McCullum and WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker also paid their respects.
Fellow All Black Zinzan Brooke, who has lived largely in the United Kingdom since retiring, wrote a touching tribute to Meads in The Telegraph newspaper. - Former England captain Will Carling, via Twitter. "A man who was everything our country stands for".
As former teammates, opponents and fans took to social media to share their memories of Meads, former Wallabies lock Peter Fitzsimmons rated him "with Jonah Lomu, one of the two greatest All Blacks", recalling former All Blacks wing Lomu who died two years ago from a kidney ailment.
Why is it called the "Great American Eclipse?" There is a 70-mile stretch from SC through OR that will have the best views. For those outside of the zone of totality, NASA has warned people not to look directly into the partial eclipse .
More than 900 civilians were shot and killed by police during that same span, according to The Washington Post. Later the same night, authorities in Northern Florida confirmed two officers were shot in Jacksonville, Fla.
Following his acting career, Landham got into politics as a Republican and ran for Governer of Kentucky as long as State Senator. In 2004, Landham also ran for a state Senate seat in Kentucky and in 2008 was nominated by the Libertarian party for the U.S.
It's unusual in the National Football League for a team to carry three quarterbacks unless of course, you're the New York Jets . Things are going really well for the Jets, presuming the plan is to go 0-16 this season and secure the No. 1 pick.
Both FC Barcelona and Real Madrid observed minutes of silence before the start of their respective training sessions today. The special jerseys will also include the hashtag #TotsSomBarcelona ( Catalan for "We are all Barcelona ") on the chest.
Unlike the higher denomination notes, the smaller denominations of Rs 20 and Rs 50 are expected to be phased out gradually. This is the third note that is going to be changed after the demonetisation move by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
You get the scripts a month before we start shooting, or six weeks, and then you know what's going to happen that season. However, it is rumored that these episodes will be supersized - a rumor which HBO has yet to confirm officially.
The latest generation of biometric sensors record the state of mind and health status of the passengers. The auto is a one-of-one example of Mercedes' vision for the cars it'll make in 2035 and beyond.
People Killed in India After Train Derails
Heavyweight cranes and gas cutters were used to lift displaced and overturned coaches and cut through their tangled remains. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu ordered an inquiry into the train derailment to ascertain the cause of the incident.
Monuments Fight Heats Up in Capital of the Confederacy
Corey Booker , D- New Jersey, announced he plans to introduce legislation to remove Confederate statues from the U.S. The demonstrators had gathered in the college town to protest the removal of a statue of Lee from a public park.
Dead in Plane Crash Near Oregon Eclipse Viewing Site
The Oregonian/Oregonlive reports that the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are exploring. The pilot of a small passenger plane that crashed near Madras on Saturday was the only fatality, investigators said Sunday.
Sensex plunges over 400 points; Nifty below 9800
Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was up 0.09 per cent while Japan's Nikkei shed 0.13 per cent. On similar lines, the National Stock Exchange index Nifty dropped by 73.95 points or 0.74 per cent to 9,830.20.
Umpires in Detroit take stand against verbal abuse
There's often arguments between team players and umpires, managers and umpires, and coaches and umpires, that's part of the game. Ausmus added that he felt it was ironic that the umpires were wearing white armbands when players aren't allowed to wear those.
PA State Troopers shot; suspect shot dead
Authorities say two Pennsylvania state troopers were shot and the suspect was killed outside a grocery store south of Pittsburgh. A struggle ensued as troopers tried to arrest him, and Belsar pulled out a gun and fired one shot, striking both troopers.
Over 100 cows die allegedly due to starvation
The Congress on Saturday targeted the BJP on cow protection and said for the ruling party it means "killing of minority people". A number of cows got stuck in swampy land and died at the Mathana Gaushala in the Kurukshetra district of Haryana.
Sharad Yadav readies for show of strength
It has seven parliamentarians in the Rajya Sabha after two members - Yadav and Ali Anwar - distanced themselves from the party. Most of the JD-U leaders, including 70 party MLAs, two Lok Sabha MPs and seven Rajya Sabha MPs participated in the meeting.
South Korea military drills about to begin
North Korea has already released a statement regarding the announced exercise through the Central News Agency. A JCS official made the announcement during a regular briefing on Friday.