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The trailer for Dan Carter – The Perfect 10 has just dropped, so you better watch it or else!
His legacy may be ruined by him playing too long but he’s still the best 10 New Zealand has ever produced and probably top 5 world wide.
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Carlos Spencer and DJ Forbes will be among a cast of Pacific Island and New Zealand rugby legends who will converge on Hamilton for a star-studded curtain raiser to the All Blacks v Tonga Test match at FMG Stadium Waikato on 7 September.
The New Zealand Barbarian Legends will play the Pacific Legends in a midday match organised to raise awareness of the diabetes and obesity epidemic affecting many New Zealand communities, but especially the Pacific Island and Māori communities.
Coached by All Blacks greats Sir Michael Jones (NZ Barbarian Legends) and Tana Umaga (Pacific Legends), the two squads will be made up of a generation of well-known players, taking rugby fans for a walk down memory lane.
“Rugby has always had the power to bring people together and to inspire and motivate, so when I was asked to get behind this match and help out with the New Zealand Barbarian Legends I didn’t hesitate,” Jones said.
“It’s a great chance to talk about this incredibly important issue and I know the players will be role modelling the importance of healthy lifestyles as they dust off their boots and train for this match.”
The Pacific Legends will be built around Forbes, a proud Samoan New Zealander who retired in 2017 after more than a decade as a fixture in the All Blacks Sevens.
Headlining the NZ Barbarian Legends line-up is former Māori All Blacks, Auckland and Blues first-five Spencer, who played 35 Tests for the All Blacks between 1997 and 2004.
Spencer, who retired from serious rugby in 2010, but made a cameo for the Blues at the Brisbane Tens in 2017, said:
“It’s a great opportunity to start some conversations about a really critical health issue and what better way to do that than pull the boots on again with a bunch of great players. There might be a few tired bodies at the end of the day, but the skills are still there and the competitive spirit, so it should be a lot of fun.”
The New Zealand Rugby (NZR) hosted event will be live on SKY and has been scheduled for a 12.10pm kick off to allow those attending the All Blacks v Tonga Test at 2.35pm to plan a family-friendly day at the rugby.