Colin Windon was nicknamed "Breeze" for a very good reason. With the acceleration of an Olympic sprinter, Col was usually found on a rugby field with a clear paddock ahead of him, steaming for the try line.
During the Second World War, Windon was recruited as a company runner during battles in the Owen Stanley Range of New Guinea, an experience he says sharpened his speed.
Born in 1921, Col Windon made his Test debut for Australia in 1946 in New Zealand and went on to make his name as a try-scorer in the 1947/48 Wallaby tour of Britain and France. He played 27 matches on tour, including all five Tests, scoring one try against Scotland and two magnificent tries against England in Australia's 11-0 victory in front of a crowd of 70,000.
After being vice-captain of the victorious 1949 side, the first to win the Bledisloe Cup on New Zealand soil, Col captained Australia in two Tests against New Zealand in 1951. He played 26 games for New South Wales and a total of 20 Tests.
For three decades after his retirement in 1952, he held the record for the most Test tries scored by an Australian.