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Blood, Sweat and Touring Television (Full Length) – 1990 Sport Documentary

Blood, Sweat and Touring

Television (Full Length) – 1990 Sport Documentary

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The follow up to 1989 tour doco The Good, the Bad and the Rugby sees winger John Kirwan narrate an insider’s guide to the All Blacks’ 1990 tour to France: from Michael Jones negotiating a haircut (“how do you say ‘square top’ in French?”) to 19-year-old Simon Mannix leading a ‘Ten Guitars’ singalong. Footy relics of the era include afternoon test matches, four point tries, placed kick-offs, sneaky ciggies and Steinlager. Producer Ric Salizzo later repeated the Pasta Productions’ recipe — sports fandom mixed with schoolboy pratfalls — in the successful Sports Cafe series.

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John Kirwan

Producer, Narrator

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Ric Salizzo

Director, Producer

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John Kirwan

Producer, Narrator

So while Foxy’s having trouble with his hamstrings some boys are having trouble with their tennis strings’ ... who writes this stuff?
– Kirwan stretches a script link