1000 people attended the Willie John McBride and Gavin Hastings events in Christchurch,Wellington,
Auckland and Masterton. These were star studded events brilliantly introduced
by MC Ian Robertson with many past All Blacks and Lions attending including JPR
Williams, David Duckham,Colin Meads, Ron Elvidge,Andy Dalton,Andy Haden, Sir Brian
Lochore,Jonah Lomu,and Sean Fitzpatrick.
Entertainment was provided by
Spencer Davis and Ed Tree who entertained with R & B music from the sixties
and from the new Spencer Davis Group album.
The author David Walmsley
covered the 2005 Tour first hand and was able to capture the magic of the All
Blacks performance on the field and the spirit of the Tour off the field.
Brian O'Driscoll and Tana Umaga also contributed text by way of an introduction
to the 2005 Tour so the book is now complete