Former All Black captain Neven MacEwan has opened up on his path to captaining the All Blacks and his descent into alcoholism post his rugby career - which culminated in a conviction for theft as a servant and a suicide attempt - in his new memoir. Before its release, he laid his skeletons bare to Neil Reid.

Throughout New Zealand, treasured, match-worn All Black jerseys adorn the walls of living rooms and man caves of the men who earnt them – and the walls of their younger loved ones who proudly keep their sporting legacies alive.

They each tell stories