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The Good, the Bad and the Rugby

Television (Full Length) – 1989

This documentary follows the then world champion All Blacks on a 1989 tour of Wales and Ireland. With star winger John Kirwan as guide, 'The All Black Film Unit' gives a players’ insight into an international tour in pre-professional, pre-media trained times — there’s even a plate of oranges. Match, training, and travel footage is complemented by relaxed encounters with players (Zinzan Brooke mounting a shetland pony has entered rugby folklore). Producer Ric Salizzo repeated the recipe — sports fandom mixed with schoolboy pratfalls — in the successful Sports Cafe series.

Take a look at this - Worzel and Ronnie learning how to waltz at scrumming practice.
– Kirwan describes a scrum fracas at training

Key Cast & Crew

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Ric Salizzo

Director, Producer

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John Kirwan

Producer, Narrator, Associate Director

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Phil Gifford

Writer

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Matthew Ridge

Subject

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Bruce Langley

Sound

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Wayne Johnson

Sound

See all 14 credits

Produced by

Pasta Productions

Source

Pasta Productions

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