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All Blacks Invincibles Tour Short Film (Full Length) – 1925 Sport

All Blacks Invincibles Tour

Short Film (Full Length) – 1925 Sport

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This silent 16mm gem shows two legendary All Black teams in action. The film opens with a roll-call of the returning ‘Invincibles’, who — starring fullback George Nepia — were unbeaten on their international tour of 1924/5; and then features match highlights. The second clip opens with rare footage of the 1905 ‘Originals’; before returning to packed 1925 Twickenham for a test match, where the Invincibles perform “the famous Māori War Cry”, show off the Kiwi mascot (intended as a gift for the first team to beat them), meet the Prince of Wales, and defeat England. 

England opens the score through Cove-Smith midst scenes of wild enthusiasm.
– Intertitle