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The Sideline with George Berry

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Episode 1- The 'razor sharp' chat and more

This week, George was joined by Crusaders Head Coach Scott Robertson to talk about life after winning the Super Rugby Championship, and how he's turned adversity into success by dealing with dyslexia.

Plus, George tried to run with some of the country's best from Papanui TOCH club, who took out the New Zealand Road Race over the weekend.

And Crusaders and Canterbury first-five Richie Mo'unga had his sports knowledge tested in 'The Weekly Wrap.'


Episode 2- Kiwi kids on US scholarships

On this episode, George explores the concept of kiwi students heading to the US on sports scholarships… Why is it becoming such an attraction post-high school? Middleton Grange Coach Tim Bennetts came in studio who spent time coaching in Indiana to talk about this, and a bunch of others who helped him delve deeper into the topic, as well as Kiwi based in Missouri on a scholarship.

Is heading away from everything here in NZ for an affordable education and great sporting lifestyle a problem for the future of New Zealand Universities? All this, plus the weekly wrap with Olympic Cyclist Olivia Podmore.

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Episode 3- Kiwi sports 'under the radar'

This week, George decided to look at three sports that are considered to be under the radar here in New Zealand. Did you know New Zealand had American Football teams? Well, in Auckland alone, their are nine! Skateboarding has been added to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, what does this mean for the future of the sport? Brad Christensen, a class-mate of George's, wrote an article all about this and spoke in studio on the topic. And finally, who knew a bunch of lads from Lincoln University could become world champions in water-rafting? George spoke with a member of the team, who himself is pretty surprised with their success over in Japan last week!

Sit back, relax and enjoy this weeks installment of 'The Sideline.'