Kel Tremain
Inducted in 1995
In the exclusive company of the All Blacks of the 60s, Kel Tremain was an exceptional player.
Sporting Category:
  • Rugby Union
He played for New Zealand from 1959 until 1969 and also captained the All Blacks in one test.

A robust, “go-forward” flanker of the classic New Zealand style, Tremain had an uncanny ability for sniffing out tries, scoring 36 in his 86 matches for New Zealand and 136 in 268 first-class matches.

He was a popular captain of the champion Hawke’s Bay Ranfurly Shield team of the 60s.

Tremain became an administrator when he finished playing, rising to be chairman of the Hawke’s Bay union and with a seat on the New Zealand Rugby Football Union council.

He was regarded as a future chairman of the NZRFU.

He managed the New Zealand team to the Hong Kong sevens in 1992 but died of cancer soon after his return.

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