THE INVINCIBLE ALL BLACKS RECORD TOUR 1924-25

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Scenes from games in the British leg of the New Zealand rugby union team tour of 1924-25.

B&W INTERTITLE: “The Invincible All Blacks Record Tour 1924-5. Matches played 28. Won 28. Points for 654. Against 98.”
“Concluding with the Great International at Twickenham.“

INTERTITLE: “Ces Badeley a member of the All Black Football Team will chat about incidents of play while the picture is screened”. “The men who made Rugby History”. “The Genial Manager Mr S.S. Dean” - MS Dean standing on sideline. “C.G. Porter (the Captain)” - MS Cliff Porter standing on sideline. “The last line of defence G. Nepia” (full back)” - MS George Nepia on sideline. “A brilliant centre - A.E. Cooke” - MS Cooke standing on sideline. “Speed and strength J.H. Parker & R.R. Masters” - MS Parker and Masters posing for camera. “Two try scorers F.W. Lucas and A.H. Hart.” - MS GV Lucas and Hart on sideline. MS 2 Rugby players standing in sideline. PHOTO BW GV All Blacks players. PHOTO BW All Blacks team photo

Moving footage is of the All Blacks playing in Devon, Newport, London, Cardiff and, “concluding with the Great International at Twickenham” (London).

INTERTITLE: “ALL BLACKS v DEVON. All Blacks 11 - Devon 0” - GV Game in progress. “ALL BLACKS v NEWPORT. The closest game of the tour, the tourists winning by 13 points to 10” - GV Teams walking onto field and game in progress. “ALL BLACKS v LONDON. All Blacks 31 - London 6” - GV Game in progress. “ALL BLACKS v CARDIFF. This provided a closer game the tourists scoring 16 points to 8” - GV Game in progress. “A PEEP INTO THE PAST, The Famous 1905 All Blacks playing one of their Welsh matches over nineteen years ago. Can you recognise the Players?” GV - 1905 All Blacks and Welsh teams walking onto field and game in progress.

INTERTITLE: “The Great and Historical International Rugby Match. ALL BLACKS v ENGLAND at Twickenham January 3rd 1925”. “New Zealand maintain their unbroken record by scoring 17 pts to 11”. “The English Team” - English team posing for camera. “The All Blacks Team” - All Blacks team posing for camera. “The New Zealanders Captain J Richardson” (replacing Cliff Porter) - Richardson smiling for camera and talking with team. “A mascot of proved worth” - GV Stuffed kiwi mounted on wooden plinth. “The Referee Mr AE Freethy (Wales)” - Freethy on sideline. GV English and All Blacks teams walking onto pitch. “The English players are introduced to H.R.H The Prince of Wales by their captain, W.W. Wakefield” - Prince of Wales shaking hands with English team. “The All Blacks are introduced by their Manager Mr Dean” - Prince of Wales shaking hands with All Black team. PAN L Across teams giving three cheers for the Prince of Wales. “Giving the famous Maori War Cry - ‘Ko Nin Tironi Haruru Nei’ - All Black team performing haka. HS PAN R Across crowds in stands. “England’s fierce attack” - GV Game in progress. “England opens the score through Cove-Smith midst scenes of wild enthusiasm” - Cove - Smith (England) scores try. WS Crowd waving hats in the air. All Blacks score try. GV Game in progress including scrum and crowd applauding and waving hats in the air. “Future International?” GV Crowds waving hats in the air and game in progress including line out and scrum. All Blacks score try. GV Game in progress including line out and scrum. “Brough the English back turns a somersault”. HS GV Game in progress including conversion / penalty kick. “Steel of New Zealand scores a try by the corner flag” - Steel (All Blacks) scores try. All Blacks kick conversion. HS GV Game in progress including line out. “Hardly anybody seemed to be able to stop the wild career of the famous All Blacks, so we took the liberty of slowing them down ourselves.....” SLOWMO Game in progress - All Blacks in possession. “What our ‘slow’ Camera thought about a converted goal.....” SLOWMO George Nepia kicks the winning conversion.

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Year 1925

Reference number F7026

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Short

Duration 0:23:03

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