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Giants of the Past

Short Film (Full Length) – 1967

Rugby has matched the temperament of the New Zealander, and has in large measure moulded the national character. There must always be room in the game for the player who picks up the ball and runs with it.
– Chief Justice Sir Richard Wild, at the NZRFU’s 75th Jubilee dinner
Christchurch shook that afternoon!
– Voiceover, talking about the day the All Blacks beat the Springboks in 1956
Rugby is a game of exhalations and disappointments. Injuries can alter the fortunes of a game ... sometimes strangely.
– Narrator Peter Gwynne on the days when injured players were unable to be replaced