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RIP Tiny Hill

Thu, 03 Oct 2019, 20:05

RIP Tiny Hill. All I remember about this guy is he was one of the All Blacks selectors (along with BJ Lochore and Pinetree Meads) when I first started paying attention to the international game - 83 series vs the Lions, I believe. Lochore died just last month, of course, while Pinetree passed away a little over two years ago. Three giants of the 50s & 60s era, country boys who became both long-serving and imposing members of All Blacks forwards packs and went on to captain their nation at one time or another. His grandson Stan was a Kiwi basketball legend. At about 6'10, solidly-built and very athletic, many believed he could have been an All Blacks legend as well had rugby been his chosen sport. "Tiny" was about 6'2, but seemed to tower over most other players of his era on the old highlights reels!

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