This collection celebrates rugby in New Zealand as it has been seen onscreen: from classic bios and tour docos, to social history, dramas and protest. In the accompanying backgrounders, broadcaster Keith Quinn looks at the on air history of rugby in NZ; and playwright David Geary asks if rugby is a religion, and argues it is a good test of character.

The Good, the Bad and the Rugby

Television, 1989 (Full Length)


Men of the Silver Fern

Television, 1993

Legends of the All Blacks - The Legend Begins: The Battle with Britain

Television, 1999 (Excerpts)


Short Film, 1980 (Full Length)

Looking at New Zealand - 'Rugby, Racing and Beer'

Television, 1968 (Full Length)

This is Your Life - George Nepia

Television, 1986 (Full Length Episode)

The Making of an All Black

Television, 1969 (Full Length)

The Mighty Pride

Television, 2005 (Full Length)

My Old Man's an All Black - performed by Howard Morrison & Billy T James

Television, 1990 (Excerpts)

The Game of Our Lives - Home and Away

Television, 1996 (Full Length Episode)


Film, 1983 (Full Length)


All Blacks Profiles

Television, 2007

20/20 - The Real McCaw

Television, 2006 (Excerpts)

Close Up - All Blacks interview (June 2005)

Television, 2005 (Full Length Episode)


Short Film, 2009 (Full Length)

Blood, Sweat and Touring

Television, 1990 (Full Length)

The Wyllie Bunch

Television, 1991 (Full Length)


Savage Play

Television, 1995

bro'Town - Get Rucked

Television, 2004 (Full Length Episode)

The Kick

Television, 2014 (Excerpts)

All Blacks Invincibles Tour

Short Film, 1925 (Full Length)

Talk Talk - Graham Henry

Television, 2010 (Full Length Episode)

This is Your Life - Colin Meads

Television, 1988 (Full Length Episode)

Through Scrummage, Three Quarters and All

Short Film, 1966 (Full Length)

Ngāti Porou East Coast 2001 - True Colours

Television, 2002 (Full Length)

Old Scores

Film, 1991 (Excerpts)

Skin and Bone

Television, 2003 (Full Length)

The Test

Television, 2003 (Excerpts)

France vs All Blacks 1994 - the try from the end of the world

Television, 1994 (Excerpts)

France vs New Zealand (first test, 1961)

Short Film, 1961 (Full Length)

Extraordinary Kiwis - Dan Carter

Television, 2010 (Full Length Episode)

The Lion and the Kiwi

Film, 1959 (Full Length)

All Blacks for Africa - A Black and White Issue

Television, 1992 (Full Length)

6.30PM News - Grahame Thorne's Perm

Television, 1983 (Excerpts)

This is Your Life - Grant Fox

Television, 1994 (Full Length)

Extraordinary Kiwis - Colin Meads

Television, 2007 (Full Length Episode)

Anger Within: Jonah Lomu

Film, 2013 (Excerpts)

British Isles vs New Zealand (second test, 1966)

Television, 1966 (Full Length)

British Isles vs New Zealand (fourth test, 1966)

Short Film, 1966 (Full Length)

Try Revolution

Television, 2006 (Excerpts)

Weekly Review No. 263 - Rugby in New Zealand

Short Film, 1946 (Full Length)

Survey - Take Three Passions

Television, 1972 (Full Length)

Gladiator: the Norm Hewitt story

Television, 2004 (Excerpts)

Don't Go

Right, Left and Centre, Music Video, 1985

Lew Pryme - Welcome to my World

Television, 1990 (Full Length)

The Garlick Thrust

Television, 1983 (Full Length)

TP McLean Interview

Television, 1990 (Full Length)

The Whistle Blowers

Television, 2004 (Excerpts)

Attitude Special - The Journey of the Wheel Blacks

Television, 2008 (Full Length Episode)


Short Film, 2013 (Full Length)

Chasing Great

Film, 2016 (Trailer)

New Zealand Mirror No. 24

Short Film, 1953 (Full Length)

Giants of the Past

Short Film, 1967 (Full Length)

The Game of Our Lives - Tries and Penalties

Television, 1996 (Full Length Episode)