Sir Fred Allen remembered (1920-2012)

It is as an All Blacks coach that "The Needle" will be most remembered, winning all 14 tests during his reign from 1966 to 1969. nzherald.co.nz has exclusive interviews with Sir Fred Allen and former players Sir Colin Meads and Sir Brian Lochore. During World War II Sir Fred served as a lieutenant in the 27th and 30th Battalions, playing for the famous Kiwis after the War touring the UK. He played and coached for Auckland and also played for the All Blacks from 1946 to 1949, playing 21 games in the black jersey including 6 tests and all as captain.

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