Friday, August 24, 2007

Last week at home for the guys. And they've been quite busy...

All Black cereal cards a huge hit with fans
Fri, 24 Aug 2007 06:29p.m

A breakfast cereal promotion is proving a big hit with All Black fans.

Stat Attack cards have become a hot collector’s item - with some paying big money to complete their collections. And a game using the cards is a hit among school children.

A playing card comes in every Weetbix box with 42 player profiles needed to complete the set.
It is a marketing dream for Sanitarium.

Cards can be swapped, bought and sold but more often, fought over in a game called "Stat Attack", being played in school grounds across the country.

A typical question - how heavy is a particular All Black?

Or how many test points has he made?

Over four hundred listings for Stat Attack have been posted on Trade Me with full sets selling for over a hundred dollars.

Tracey Fitzwilliam paid nearly $2,000 for her set - framed and signed by the All Blacks.

It is that sort of enthusiasm that's proving Stat Attack's a big winner for Weetbix.
Meeting with the fans/ People's press conference
Fri, 24 Aug 2007

Thank you very much to Campbell Live for putting these videos online so quickly after the show and allowing their world broadcast. Thank you very much to Izzy for warning us about the show... And still about our local fan : she sent us this scan from a local paper last week (Richie -when he was just a kid)

Six lucky All Black fans get the chance to get up close and personal with some key members of our Rugby World Cup squad before they head to France.

Tonight they're putting questions to Richie McCaw, Graham Henry and Doug Howlett on our People's Press Conference.

Part 1

Part 2 (France & their ABs jerseys...I told you we loved you...)

Part 3

nb : the links may not be the good ones, but if you find any of these videos, you'll find the 2 others ;)
YES, I'm a bit jealoussince I lost, but Hamish totally deserved it...
Rugby geek wins trip to World Cup
Fri, 24 Aug 2007 06:32p.m.
Thousands of kiwis will be making the pilgrimage to France as the All Blacks vie for that elusive Rugby World Cup.
Among them will be a Christchurch fan who never dreamed he would see "his" team in some of the great rugby-playing venues of the world.
In February it started as a hobby - tapping away on rugby articles on the All Blacks and the world cup.
Now Hamish McBrearty has beaten a host of writers from all over the world in an on-line competition. First prize includes return airfares to France, accommodation, access to games, and a daily allowance.
He predicts France will bundle out South Africa in one semi and the All Blacks will beat the Wallabies in the other, before repeating their triumph of 1987.

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