By the Balls
88 min • Sport & Adventure, History • 2019
It's the eighties and New Zealand are battling political protests on the world stage. France are testing nuclear weapons in the pacific and, despite the humanitarian protests around apartheid, the All Blacks decide to go on a South African tour. Deep rifts are formed across the country and within the team when only one man, David Kirk, speaks out and decides not to go. By 1987, the once great national game of rugby is all but dead. Through the eyes of New Zealand’s legendary rugby players, comes the incredible story of the first Rugby World cup and how the All Blacks would struggle to overcome their demise and face off with their old adversaries France in one of the greatest grudge matches of all time.