Story: Sports reporting and commentating

First live rugby telecast, 1972

The third test between New Zealand and Australia at Eden Park, Auckland, on 16 September 1972 was the first live telecast of a rugby test match in New Zealand. The presenters were Peter Montgomery and Bill McCarthy.  This excerpt was 10 minutes into the second half and features a try by the All Blacks' halfback Sid Going. New Zealand won the game 38–3.

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Keith Quinn, 'Sports reporting and commentating - Television', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 March 2021)

Story by Keith Quinn, published 5 Sep 2013