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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, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/40109/first-live-rugby-telecast-1972 (accessed 18 October 2019)

Story by Keith Quinn, published 5 Sep 2013