Rugby, League & Aussie Rules Series:

Battle For The Tasman


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"Made for an Aussie market"
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This DVD contains highlights from 6 different trans-tasman matches.

Of the six games, 4 of them feature Australia winning. The 2 games that NZ win are both from the 1980's which is a bit disappointing given the odd upset in the 90's that we pulled off.

A great bonus feature is the final over of “The Underarm” match in 1981 and Richie's comments immediately afterwards which were broadcase live.

While an acceptable DVD, and the highlights are good, it feels like it was made for the Aussie market (it is an Australian production after all). I am incredibly surprised and disappointed that not a single match from the 2001 VB series was included. Fans will remember this series for NZ and South Africa making the final, the emergence of pace bowler Shane Bond (who can forget “that” yorker to knock over Adam Gilchrist?), and some brilliant captaincy from Stephen Fleming.

Buy this for your cricket made Aussie cousin…

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Cricket has been a major part of the rivalry between the two nations, and has provided extraordinary colour to that rivalry, including the infamous under-arm match at the MCG in February 1981.

Released in conjunction with the launch of the new Chappell-Hadlee Trophy, this DVD will feature highlights from what are considered to be the six best test matches ever playing between two of the greatest sporting rivals in the world - Australia and New Zealand.
Release date Australia
January 19th, 2005
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  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
  • Standard Edition
  • Sport
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