29 Aug 2019

George Bridge: Gisborne's latest All Black

From Morning Report, 7:54 am on 29 August 2019

The All Blacks have picked several World Cup first timers for their title defence in Japan, and not many are greener than wing George Bridge.

Born and raised in Manutuke in rural Gisborne, the 24-year-old proves you don't have to be a schoolboy star to make the big time.

He didn't look remotely destined to be an All Black, until a phone call when he was 17 set him on the road that's now taking him to Japan. Rugby reporter Joe Porter has the story.