Hosted by Phil Keoghan not long before he left for the US, Short Sportz was a TV3 sports show encouraging kids to get involved in sports. Keoghan (later to win fame as host of Amazing Race) often kitted up himself Paper Lion-style: here he takes base against Black Sox pitches and cycles with future ironman champion Cameron Brown. This 1991 ‘best of’ show is notable for a segment presented by a rising Wainuiomata league star who’s just been signed by Newcastle Knights: Tana Umaga. Umaga’s NRL career was short-lived, and he went on to become an All Black legend.
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Television, 1988 (Full Length Episode)
Phil Keoghan kits up for ice hockey
Television, 1994 (Excerpts)
Features Wainui lad Piri Weepu, before he was famous
Television, 1997 (Full Length Episode)
More extreme sports
Television, 2006 (Full Length Episode)
A later sports-related show presented by Keoghan
Television, 2004 (Excerpts)
Tana Umaga is interviewed in this doco
Television, 1990 (Excerpts)
A contemporary show presented by Keoghan
More Keoghan and sports TV