Bring Your Boots Oz

Sunday 25 September 2011, 7.00 pm on Maori Television

Former All Black and Maori Television funny man Glen Osborne takes viewers on a heartfelt and hilarious tour of New Zealand’s rugby clubs.
Tonight: Motueka United Rugby Club

Sunday 21 August 2011, 7.00 pm on Maori Television

Former All Black and Maori Television funny man Glen Osborne takes viewers on a heartfelt and hilarious tour of New Zealand’s rugby clubs. Tonight: Clifton Rugby Club, Waitara.

Sunday 28 August 2011, 7.00 pm on Maori Television

Former All Black and Maori Television funny man Glen Osborne takes viewers on a heartfelt and hilarious tour of New Zealand’s rugby clubs.
Tonight: Pio Pio Rugby Club.

Sunday 14 August 2011, 7.00 pm on Maori Television

Former All Black and Maori Television funny man Glen Osborne takes viewers on a heartfelt and hilarious tour of New Zealand’s rugby clubs.

Glen “The Super Oz” Osborne is on a new mission, this time with a world cup twist, in the new season of Bring Your Boots Oz – The World Cup edition.

In September 2011, the eyes of an estimated 4.2 billion rugby fans around the world will be fixed on Aotearoa when we host one of the largest sports tournaments on the planet, the Rugby World Cup – a mammoth event that will bring an incredible 85,000 rugby fans to our shores.

Who better to prepare us for this exciting event than the Super Oz himself!

“Having played in two world cups I can tell you right now that nothing beats the sheer excitement especially in the build up to the tournament’s kick off. Nothing, that is, except coming on a road trip with the Super Oz,” Osborne says.

“You bring your laughing gear and I’ll bring my boots on a very special hikoi to help spread the word – The World Cup is coming! And I’m going to make sure the Maori rugby clubs of Aotearoa are prepared!”

In Bring Your Boots Oz – The World Cup edition, Osborne has the pride of Aoteaora resting on his shoulders after being given a high-level mission: Infiltrate the many Maori clubs around the motu and get them up to speed with the tikanga of the international teams coming to their rohe.

Over 13 fun-filled episodes, he sniffs out teammates with whakapapa connections to visiting nations, coaches his new club in the waiata, cuisine and reo of their manuhiri and helps them dream up a host of creative ways to make their high profile guests feel at home.

From a bout of Greco-Roman wrestling ahead of the Georgian team’s visit to the Wairarapa to an impromptu lesson in Cossack dancing in celebration of the Russian invasion of Taranaki, Osborne is pulling out all the stops to build bridges between our local clubs and our international visitors.

Television’s best looking presenter “The Super Oz” is as sharp, funny and deadly on the park as ever, and with a whole new set of clubs to join, and new cultures to explore, Bring Your Boots Oz is as entertaining and as fresh as sports entertainment telly gets; a truly tantalising appetiser to Rugby World Cup 2011.

Bring Your Boots Oz, the World Cup edition starts on Sunday 14 August at 7pm

Sunday 3 April 2011 6.30 pm on Maori Television

Former All Black Glen Osborne takes viewers on a heartfelt and hilarious tour of New Zealand’s rugby clubs. Tonight: Oz fronts up for a bruising past vs. present game at the Tongariro rugby club.

Sunday 10 April 2011 6.30 pm on Maori Television

Former All Black Glen Osborne takes viewers on a heartfelt and hilarious tour of New Zealand’s rugby clubs. Tonight: Oz is at Taihape rugby club in a quest to break the world gumboot-throwing record.

Sunday 6 March 2011, 6.30 pm on Maori Television

Former All Black and Maori Television funny man Glen Osborne takes viewers on a heartfelt and hilarious tour of New Zealand’s rugby clubs. Tonight: Wainuiomata Rugby Club.

Sunday 13 March 2011, 6.30 pm on Maori Television

Former All Black and Maori Television funny man Glen Osborne takes viewers on a heartfelt and hilarious tour of New Zealand’s rugby clubs. Tonight: Mac Rugby Club (Flaxmere).

Sunday 20 March 2011, 6.30 pm on Maori Television

Former All Black Glen Osborne takes viewers on a heartfelt and hilarious tour of New Zealand’s rugby clubs. Tonight: Oz joins famed Hawkes Bay Maori college Te Aute ahead of their first fifteen trials.