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Men of the Silver Fern - Towards the Grand Slam (1957 - 1978)

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1993

For many many years afterwards Munster never took the score off the scoreboard: it still says 'Munster: 12. All Blacks: 0'.
– 1978 All Blacks manager Russ Thomas
If in doubt: back to Clarkey and let him rip off 50 metres...
– All Black John Graham on the punting prowess of Don Clarke
When I took over I think there was a strong tendency for '10 man rugby'. But I didn’t want any part of that and we started to develop the running game a little more than they had been doing, and more players came through, more backs came through, and it went on from strength to strength.
– All Blacks coach Fred 'The Needle' Allen
It was as though we were going into battle: one nation against the other. It was probably too intense and too serious looking back on it now, but it was a great thrill to be able to say that we won it.
– Colin Meads on beating Wales at Cardiff Arms Park