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The Game of Our Lives - Tries and Penalties

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1996

He played the best rugby I've ever seen anyone play on a rugby field. He was magnificent ... the whites didn't really like it. He was the first black ever to play for New Zealand in South Africa and he played marvellous rugby. It was God's will without doubt that he should play this rugby and they were really a bit upset.
– Grahame Thorne on Samoan-Kiwi Bryan Williams playing for the All Blacks in South Africa in 1970
I remember a fellow called Bob Burgess who ... made the All Blacks in the early 70s, and he had long hair down to his shoulders and a moustache. And this was unknown that a rugby player and particularly an All Black would look like his peers and contemporaries ... people began to talk about "trendies" and "wankers" and I think I began to understand quite clearly around about then that I was a trendy and a wanker.
– Journalist Warwick Roger