Jersey for a statue

It's fair to say we love a good rugby player in New Zealand but there are a few that stand head and shoulders about the ordinary player. 

One of those is Colin 'Pinetree' Meads. The legendary lock is a cult folk hero and one of the most reconisable names in the country so it stands to reason that his home town want to honour him.

The people of Legendary Te Kuiti have hatched a plan to make a bronze statue of their celebrated son but statues aren't cheap so they needed some funds.

That's where Trade Me came in - the great man himself donated a signed 1994 All Blacks shirt from his time as manager to be auctioned.

Pinetree's popularity shone through - the listing went for over $6,00 and got over 10,000 views. Hopefully it helps get that statue sorted in time for the Lion's tour.