All Blacks fever sweeps the world

All Blacks fever sweeps the world

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The All Blacks side has been named
to play Australia in the Rugby World Cup 2015 final
in Twickenham, London, this Sunday (New Zealand time). All Blacks coach Steve Hansen
has gone with an unchanged line-up from last week’s semi-final. Ngati Porou’s
very own Nehe Milner-Skudder gets his first start
at a world cup final after his stellar performances
in the competition so far. Ngati Kahungunu’s Aaron Smith
retains the key halfback position. And up front a couple of Maori boys
are in the front row. There’s Kahungunu’s
hooker Dane Coles and Ngai Tahu’s Joe Moody. On the bench, Tawera Kerr-Barlow
gets the nod as well as Beauden Barrett. All Blacks fever
is sweeping the globe with supporters
blacking out the internet, flooding the streets of London and infiltrating small towns
and big cities here at home. Pere Wihongi takes a look
at all the buzz in the lead up to the
big finale. London has blacked out. And it’s not because
it’s night time. Right now, we’re excited, you can see behind me
all the All Black fans, you can see the excitement
and anticipation. Everyone is on the same buzz. But yellow always seems
to find its way into the mix. Preparations have well been underway
two days out of the big finale of the Rugby World Cup in England. Maori troops showing support
by attending, especially Ngati Ranana. They’re happy, but for me
personally, I’m just stoked that I get to go
to Twickenham Stadium for the finals
to watch the big game. Back home, and the anticipation
is the same. And shout outs to our families
back home who are watching. And greetings from Ngati Ranana
to everyone, go the All Blacks! Who knows whether or not
the All Blacks will come out on top this year. Fans have already won
in supporting our boys in black. Pere Wihongi, Te Karere.

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