The All Blacks returned from a tour in 1957 to play, and lose 11- 9, against Canterbury.
The All Black No 8 in that game was Colin Meads. He’s put the jersey he wore up for auction on the Farming Show with the money from the winning bid going to the Canterbury earthquake appeal.
Dick Taylor spoke about the idea on the Farming Show on Tuesday and Sir Colin added to the story yesterday.
Jamie Mackay opened bidding at $1,000 yesterday and it had got up to $2,700 when the show finished at midday.
If you want to bid: Text 5009. Put FS [space] your bid, name and where you’re from.
UPDATE: the highest bid is now $5,000.
Last Tuesday was a black day, an email arrived last night suggesting we make this Tuesday (today) a Red and Black day.
I have an idea…. lets all wear red and black (Canterbury sporting colours) next Tuesday 1 March – a week after the terrible and fatal earthquake, to show our heart-felt support for Christchurch people and to give Cantabrians the message that “we love you, we feel your pain and we are all with you”.
Imagine walking down the street and seeing red and black everywhere – New Zealanders showing support and solidarity for fellow New Zealanders.
Imagine being a visitor to NZ and experiencing this country-wide expression of support.
Imagine being a Cantabrian and seeing and feeling this big wave of kiwi support.
Get out your red and black clothes, scarves, hats, bags and shoes next Tuesday 1 March and show you care for Christchurch
Share this with your family, friends, work colleagues and neighbours
Let’s show Christchurch that we care for them and are thinking of them now.
(Ribbon borrowed from Scrubone at Something Should Go Here Maybe Later).