AC­CESS ALL AR­EAS TO KIWI RI­VALS

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - TV Guide - - News -

WITH this year’s Bledis­loe Cup con­tests loom­ing next month, it seems al­most un­pa­tri­otic to rec­om­mend this fas­ci­nat­ing, six-hour doc­u­men­tary se­ries on Aus­tralia’s trans-Tas­man ri­vals. So con­sider it a ‘bet­ter the devil you know’ ex­er­cise, draw­ing the black cur­tain back a lit­tle and go­ing in­side the team’s train­ing ses­sions and per­sonal lives.

While there are few state se­crets re­vealed (af­ter all, this is the team which ac­cused the Wal­la­bies of bug­ging their Syd­ney ho­tel room), the ac­cess is re­ally quite amaz­ing – with all coaches and ma­jor play­ers al­low­ing the cam­eras to fol­low them into their fam­ily homes or dur­ing pri­vate mo­ments on tour.

Maybe it’s my Ngai Tahu blood, which stirs with ev­ery per­for­mance of the haka, but this is a must-watch.

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