BY THE BALLS
Rugby is now bereft of credibility, bereft of respect, unable to tell the truth."
Prime Minister David Lange
By The Balls follows New Zealand through its most turbulent sporting era, from the infamous rebel Cavaliers tour to South Africa, up to the first ever Rugby world Cup in 1987. Through the eyes of four of the world’s greatest rugby players, this is the compelling story of how an amateur rugby team fought for a nation’s pride, ultimately carving out the identity of a country.
By The Balls was premiered at the 2019 New Zealand International Film Festival..
ROGUE PRODUCTIONS FOR TVNZ
DIRECTED BY: CHARLOTTE PURDY, SIMON COLDRICKColin
SERVICES SUPPLIED: Co-director & Editor
FACILITIES: Offline Editing
Excellent and engrossing. This documentary deserves to find a large audience.