Kees Junior Meeuws is a New Zealand former rugby union prop and former assistant coach of the Highlanders in the Super Rugby competition, and also a real estate agent by trade. Meeuws played 42 tests for the All Blacks between 1998 and 2004, scoring 10 test tries. He played provincial rugby for Otago and Auckland, and played for the Blues in the Super 12. In 2004, Meeuws left New Zealand to take up a contract with French club Castres Olympique, and in 2006 he left Castres for Agen after a falling-out with Castres coach Laurent Seigne. Following Agen's relegation after the 2006–07 season, Meeuws left Agen and returned to Castres, signing a two-year contract with the club. In May 2008, it was announced that Meeuws would be joining the Scarlets on a two-year deal. However, shortly into his Scarlets career, he suffered a long-term injury. In July 2009, having made just 12 appearances and scored 1 try, his contract with the Scarlets was cancelled by mutual consent.
About Kees Meeuws
Prop who played in 42 Tests for the All Blacks. He played in the 1999 and 2003 Rugby World Cups with New Zealand.
Kees Meeuws Before Fame
He began playing provincial rugby for the Auckland Blues in 1996.
Achievement of Kees Meeuws
He published an autobiography about his experiences in France titled Le Rugbyman, in 2005.
Kees Meeuws Family Life
His parents are of Dutch and Maori ancestry.
Associations of Kees Meeuws
He was teammates with Ian Jones on the All Blacks team that competed in the 1999 Rugby World Cup.
Information related to Kees Meeuws
- People educated at Rutherford College, Auckland
- New Zealand Māori sportspeople
- Scarlets players
- Blues (Super Rugby) players
- Highlanders (rugby union) players
- Auckland rugby union players