State of Rugby in New Zealand: Part 5 - Maori Rugby
The latest installment of a three week, 15 part series into the state of the oval ball game in New Zealand.
Saturday 06 March 2010
To many, the spiritual home of rugby resides in New Zealand, but with the kick off of the World Cup just 18 months away, questions are being asked about the state of the game in the country.
In association with the New Zealand Herald, we bring you a video investigation asking why the All Blacks have a hold on the imagination, the impact of rule changes, the Kiwi obsession with the game and many more topics across a three week, 15 part series.
The videos, by award-winning video journalist Steven Orsbourn, interviews rugby luminaries and New Zealand commentators, including All Black coach Graham Henry, NZRU CEO Steve Tew, former All Black greats Andy Haden, Bryan Williams, Stu Wilson and Inga Tuigamala, social commentator Oscar Kightley and Herald on Sunday rugby writer and author of "Black Obsession", Gregor Paul.
In part five of the series, entitled 'Criticising Rugby', the New Zealander's ask: What is the state of Maori rugby?
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