Woke bloke Scotty Stevenson is the new voice of the Rugby World Cup. Greg Bruce meets him as he prepares to take the mic in a new era

New Zealand's first televised rugby test match was played at Carisbrook on September 8, 1962 but was recorded and screened the next day because the New Zealand Rugby Union didn't want television cutting its lunch, ticket sales-wise.

The one-minute clip available online tells us much about the state of rugby at the time. A 30m-long pond/swamp runs through the middle of the field, the kicking is appalling, the handling not much better,

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