Oral history of the 1995 All Blacks Zoom call
Sport Review #103
|Apr 9, 2020|
Fitzy: I wanted to bring the boys back together. A lot’s been swept under the carpet. And I wanted to know if anyone still had some of those Canterbury trackies with the buttons on the side.
Robin: Fitzy sent out the invite on email. I reckoned he should have used WhatsApp but he’s still captain.
Fitzy: Mine are worn out and I need some more.
Jeff: Most People Accepted The Invite It Was Going To Be Good To See The Boys Again.
Laurie: Lockdown’s great, more time to work on the investigation.
Glen: Farkin’ Laurie.
Zinzan: I couldn’t work out how to share my screen, I think everyone wanted to see my drop kick.
John Hart: Doing a Zoom is great for culture and sharing your brand vision. Fair play to Laurie, but I would have done things much, much differently.
Fitzy: And some training shorts.
John Hart: I wasn’t invited, but I’m in Robin’s bubble.
Frank: It’s easy to make ‘on mute’ jokes but come on. Merths dialled out and in again about 15 times. Google it fuckwit.
John Hart: It’s a long story.
Josh: First we went around and said what we’d been up to.
Jeff: We Had Some Laughs.
Josh: Laurie ran us through the investigation. That took a while.
Laurie: We’re getting close.
Josh: Laurie had a whiteboard set up in his garage.
Frank: And a bed?
Fitzy: Laurie had a Canterbury overcoat for managers. I’ve been in touch.
John Hart: It was around this point Laurie started to lose the players.
Josh: Mike Brewer was wearing rabbit ears the whole time. No-one said anything. Pretty weird.
Ian: Zinny looked like he’d just come back from a long run, I 105’d him to make sure he was respecting lockdown.
Fitzy: I decided that was enough.
Glen: Fitzy was getting bored, you could see him on his phone.
Jeff: We Had Some Laughs.
Fitzy: I just sent an invite for 2035 and quit the app.
Thanks for reading - Richard
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