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All Blacks Profiles - Anton Oliver Television (Full Length) – 2007 Sport Documentary

All Blacks Profiles - Anton Oliver

Television (Full Length) – 2007 Sport Documentary

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This 2007 pre-World Cup profile interviews All Black hooker Anton Oliver. Oliver chats candidly from his home above a Dunedin art gallery about his long tenure in the black jersey: the 1999 RWC “mugging” by France, captaincy, and his desire not to be seen as a “rugby head”. Oliver — much-respected as a master of the dark arts of scrummaging — also had a reputation as the thinking man’s All Black, an image reinforced when he left rugby the year after this interview to study for an Msc at Oxford University in “bio-domestic conservation management”!

Key Cast & Crew

James Gemmell

Interviewer

I was shitting myself for a while.
– Anton Oliver on captaining the All Blacks in 2001