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Brycy

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Donald stunned at movie in his honour
February 17, 2013, 00:06:30

 

 NZ Newswire February 17, 2013, 10:09 am

Former All Black Stephen Donald has expressed surprise his heroic deeds at the 2011 Rugby World Cup are set to become the subject of a television movie.

Government broadcast funding agency New Zealand on Air is considering funding the movie about Donald, who came on to kick the winning goal for New Zealand in the 2011 final at Eden Park.

Donald wasn't named in the All Blacks squad for the tournament but a series of injuries to first five-eighths Daniel Carter, Colin Slade and Aaron Cruden saw Donald called in. He was famously whitebaiting on the Waikato River when contacted by coach Graham Henry.

Donald came on late in the first half of the final wearing an ill-fitting jersey for his only Test appearance of the year.

His successful penalty shot in the second half helped New Zealand to an 8-7 win over France and was the perfect riposte to a legion of critics who were convinced the Waikato No.10 wasn't good enough to wear the All Blacks jersey.

Donald, who signed to play for English club Bath after the World Cup, said he was stunned when movie makers contacted him to propose the concept.

"It's a little bit bizarre," he told Radio Sport.

"At the start I thought it was a bit outrageous but I guess it's easier to do that than a book.

"I guess it's something I'll always be able to have."

Meanwhile, the 29-year-old injured his hip in a Premiership match for Bath against London Irish on Sunday (NZT) and he expected to be sidelined for several weeks

Other famous Wesley College Old Boys they could make a movie about - Tem Morrison, Jonah Lomu, Richard Taylor, another classmate is in the SAS i won't name but he probably could tell a yarn or two...


Sharkbok

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RE: Donald stunned at movie in his honour
February 17, 2013, 01:56:57

 Sounds like they are going to have to glamourize his contribution to make a movie, especially if it is a holidaywood style instead of reality tv. Donald Duck never played well for the All Blacks compared to the other 3 flyhalfs. He is like Keegan Daniels, good at SuperXV but never was able to carry that form to international level. He did get the winning kicks in the final.


clevermike

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RE: Donald stunned at movie in his honour
February 17, 2013, 05:17:16

Brycy

They must be really desperate to find movie topics on New Zealand Rugby players if they want to make a movie about individual players like Donald.   Donald always was an average player.   They should rather aim at a blue movie involving Carter and his Cape Town amorous adventures - now that would be the way to go.  Another one would be on Jonah Lomu as a theme for abuse of drugs in sport - also a show stopper. LOL 


Brycy

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RE: Donald stunned at movie in his honour
February 17, 2013, 07:26:09

not so clever mike haven't you the nous to figure out, that the film would be about the cir[removed]stances that got beaver there, and then ultimately the winning kick. It's got nothing to do with him being a great like clarke, scott, nepia or the like. Can you not picture it - 4th choice, fishing whilst team plays, never considered which is why there was no jersey for him, onto field and takes kicking duties, gets winning goal, town named beaverville after game...street parade for beaver, if this was in america, movie would be a box office smash - even though i concede that the yanks are a bit over the top...

Go Beaver. From the powerhouse of rugby Waikato so you're talking natural charisma here not so clever mike...


clevermike

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RE: Donald stunned at movie in his honour
February 17, 2013, 11:09:21

Brycy

Calm down - I was being facetious.  You will make  a wonderful scriptwriter for the movie - LOL


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