A great SA sport­ing tale

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ADOCUMENTA­RY about South Aus­tralia’s leg­endary Murray Cods row­ing team will be re­vived this week­end.

Paris or the Bush: The Story of the Cods, by lo­cal film­mak­ers Wayne Groom and Carolyn Bils­borow, will be screened na­tion­ally on Nine to­mor­row.

Orig­i­nally re­leased in 2016, the fea­ture-length doco tells the amaz­ing story of the Murray Cods, a rough and tum­ble bunch of Murray

Bridge boys who broke through the class bar­rier to dom­i­nate Aus­tralian row­ing and rep­re­sent their coun­try at the 1924 Olympics.

“This is our Char­i­ots of Fire,” says di­rec­tor Wayne.

“Can you imag­ine if a footy team from Murray Bridge some­how won the AFL premier­ship? That’s the equiv­a­lent of what they achieved.”

WATCH: PARIS OR THE BUSH: THE STORY OF THE CODS, TO­MOR­ROW, 12.30PM NINE

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