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Short Sportz - 1991 'Best Of'

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1991

Hosted by Phil Keoghan not long before he left for the US, Short Sportz was a TV3 sports show encouraging kids to get involved in sports. Keoghan (later to win fame as host of Amazing Race) often kitted up himself Paper Lion-style: here he takes base against Black Sox pitches and cycles with future ironman champion Cameron Brown. This 1991 ‘best of’ show is notable for a segment presented by a rising Wainuiomata league star who’s just been signed by Newcastle Knights: Tana Umaga. Umaga’s NRL career was short-lived, and he went on to become an All Black legend.

My main ambition would be to play overseas. And then I’d like to play for the Kiwis.
– Then-rugby league player Tana Umaga, before he changed his mind.

Key Cast & Crew

Phil Keoghan

Director, Presenter

Gary Ryan

Director

John McRae

Director

Dave Di Somma

Director

Louise Keoghan

Director, Producer

Haunui Royal

Director

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Produced by

TV3

Source

Phil Keoghan

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