Pinetree Chews the Fat

“If you want a snapshot of the way rugby used to be, there is no more impressive monument to the past than Colin Meads, a man as straight as he was hard.” The Observer talks rugby, film, and controversy with the man we call Pinetree, the 64-year old legend who “still looks capable of sticking his head in a scrum.” Meads pronounces on everything from touch judges (“interfering”) to his blokeish modesty at recently being voted the greatest player of all time (“a judgment he accepts with the utmost reluctance.”).  


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You Can’t Stop Sonny Bill Williams From Shining

You Can’t Stop Sonny Bill Williams From Shining

A star in rugby union and league, and now a professional boxer, Auckland-born Bill Williams, 36, reveals his inner torments and tells The Guardian’s Donald McRae what drives him on. “I get pretty emotional…