May 10, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

Ngati NRL, The NRL Finals 2009, Thursday nights 8.30pm on Maori TV

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Ngati NRL is the electrifying reality sports series that charts the progress of the courageous Maori and Pacific Island rugby league players who have made the move to Australia in the hope of scoring every young players dream a contract in the NRL!

Now into its incredible 10th series, Ngati NRL has been a smash hit with rangatahi and whanau audiences both here and in Aussie. Its up close and personal look at the life behind the scenes of the NRL is like no other show around.

NgatiNRLCTo the beat of a wicked-hot soundtrack we follow Aotearoas brightest young rugby league talent as they face a number of life-defining challenges on their way to achieving the goal of playing in the NRL: from surviving the daily grind of grueling trainings and braving bone-shattering game action to having to fend for themselves in the rat race of Australias major cities without the valued support of friends and whanau. Ngati NRL is there to capture it all along with some of the meanest tries and hardest body-rocking hits you are ever likely to see!

Be watching the boys on Maori Television every Thursday night at 8.30pm as the action escalates towards the end of the 2009 season in a series thats burning up with finals fever. Follow the rise of Wainuimota-raised Jason Shirnack, Wests Tigers second rower, as his take-no-prisoners approach sees him marching his troops towards the Toyota Cup grand final, and watch Peter Prime, the tenacious utility forward from the backblocks of Te Tai Tokerau, whose rapid rise through the ranks of the lower grades has put him under the eye of legendary coach Ricky Stuart.

This is a show full of humour, high-stakes personal stories, stunning 1st grade profiles that get you up close and personal with some of the games legends, and tips on how to make it in top level footy.

Brimming with te reo Maori and story lines that express core Maori values, Ngati NRL is the show that proves without a doubt that league is Maori.

Join us for the emotional last series of the much-loved show that has put Maori success centre stage like no other. Full of human drama and a cast of inspiring characters – make sure you book your ticket for what has been one of the brightest moments in Maori broadcasting history: Ngati NRL!

Ngati NRL, the best footy show on the box, every Thursday from 8.30pm on Maori Television, because league is Maori.

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