1999 - Otago Highlanders Squad
Kees Meeuws

Born - 26. 7. 64
Physical - 1.83 m ; 117 kg
Position - Prop
School - Kelston Boys High ; Elam
School of Fine Arts -Auckland
NPC Team - Otago
First Class Career - 61 games, 6 tries
Super 12 Career - 21 games, 1 try
Test Career - 1 game


There is a strong feeling that the Highlanders front row may be together for the All Blacks for some years ahead, with Meeuws the anchor at tight head prop. He is the nephew of the 1964-66 All Black the late Ron Rangi

Nick Name: Bad news
My earliest rugby memory is of: under 7's
The position I played at secondary school was: Blindside Flanker
My favourite rugby star back then (if obscure, qualify): Michael Jones
The player I respect the most is: Sean Fitzpatrick
If there's one side I like to beat it is (Why?): Auckland
The best thing about rugby is: Meeting people
The worst thing about rugby is: Early morning flights
My best moment in rugby was:
My best moment outside of rugby was: Being at the birth of my children
My most embarrassing moment was: Turning up a day early for a team assembly


• Food - Chicken
• Book/Magazine - Magician by Raymond E Fiest
• T.V Programme - Sports News
• Movie - The Big Blue/Professional
• Actor/Actress - Gene Reno
• Country to visit - Italy
• Ground - Carisbrook

I hate it when: - I miss my kids birthday cos of rugby
I'd hate to be without: - My money
The best advice my mother gave me was: - NA
The Sportsperson I most admired is: - Dennis Rodman
For relaxation I like to: - Read, play station, movies
If I wasn't a rugby player I'd like to be: - Super Rich/Film critic
My other major interest is: - Cooking
My ambition in life is: - To be the best that I can
If  I was stranded on a desert island I'd like to meet: - Wife and kids
Other Interests: (e.g. Music etc., Can you play a musical instrument): -


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