Ambassadors

All Blacks commercial window shoot. Jan 18-20, 2016. Kings College, Auckland. Photo: Marc Weakley, Cereal TV.

Kieran Read

When and where were you born?
Born Papakura 1985
What position do you play?
Number 8 or blindside flanker
Do you have any brothers and sisters?
Older brother Gareth and younger brother Mark
Do you have any pets?
Cat called Miley
What do you remember about being a Small Black?
Having heaps of fun with my mates and the oranges at half time
When you were a Small Black what did you like to eat after a game?
Georgie Pie
What do you love about playing rugby?
Love the friendships you make and the challenge of pushing yourself
When you were a Small Black what did you want to do when you grew up?
An All Black and a firefighter
Who is your favourite superhero?
Batman
If you could have one super power what would it be?
Teleport
What did you like to do when you were at school?
Play sport, padder tennis, cricket, rugby…
Who was your favourite teacher at school and why?
Mr Yates, I had a really fun year in his class
Do you ever get detention? What for?
I don’t think I ever got detention
What was your nickname at school?
Kez
What do you like to take photos of with your phone?
My kids
What’s your favourite food?
Pizza
Favourite movie?
Lord of the Rings
When you have day off what do you like to do?
Spend time with my family, mow the lawns

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Beauden Barrett

When and where were you born?
27 May 1991 in New Plymouth.
What position do you play?
First Five-Eight
Do you have any brothers and sisters?
Yes, I’m the second oldest of 8. Kane 25, Me 24, Scott 22, Blake 20, Jordie 19, Jenna 17, Zara 12, Ella 11
Do you have any pets?
Yes, Monty (Black Mini Schnauzer Dog)
What do you remember about being a Small Black?
Playing  rugby in the mud and rain on the lawn with my brothers.
When you were a Small Black what did you like to eat after a game?
Normally we had a sausage sizzle after each game. Sometimes my Nana would treat me with a mince pie.
What do you love about playing rugby?
As a youngster it was all about having fun and playing with my mates. These days it’s a bit more serious and its all about reaching my potential and being the best I can be.
When you were a Small Black what did you want to do when you grew up?
I never really knew. The idea of physiotherapy sounded good so I could be part of a big sports team but luckily I have made it as a player.
Who is your favourite superhero?
Superman.
If you could have one super power what would it be?
To be able to fly.
What did you like to do when you were at school?
Apart from doing my school work. I would look forward to playing forceback, rugby or cops and robbers during lunch when I was at Primary school.
Who was your favourite teacher at school and why?
Mr Stuck or Mr MacNicol at FDMC.
Do you ever get detention? What for?
Once, for being too cheeky.
What was your nickname at school?
My friends could write a long list. But cat and Bazza were the main ones.
What’s your favourite food?
Chocolate
Favourite movie?
Due Date, The Hangovers
When you have day off what do you like to do?
Chill out, play golf, go to the beach.

Dane Coles

When were you born?
10/12/1986
What position do you play?
Hooker
Do you have any brothers and sisters?
Have one sister Maria who’s 26
Do you have any pets?
Have a British bulldog called “Cash”
What do you remember about being a Small Black?
Playing rugby really early and playing in bare feet
When you were a Small Black what did you like to eat after a game?
Loved having a happy meal from McDonald’s
What do you love about playing rugby?
Playing something that I really enjoy and love doing
When you were a Small Black what did you want to do when you grew up?
Always wanted to be an All Black or play in the NRL
Who is your favourite superhero?
Batman
If you could have one super power what would it be?
To fly
What did you like to do at lunchtime when you were at school?
Funnily enough play rugby and eat my lunch
Who was your favourite teacher at school and why?
Mrs Russell always a hard teacher but was fair and reasonable
Do you ever get detention? What for?
Got detention a little bit, probably for missing detention or playing up in class
What was your nickname at school?
Colesy
What do you like to take photos of with your phone?
Of my dog Cash and my son Jax
What’s your favourite food?
Tomatoes
Favourite movie?
Shawshank Redemption
When you have day off what do you like to do?
Go diving, walk my dog spend time with my family

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Nehe Milner-Skudder

When and where were you born?
Taihape – 15th December 1990

What position do you play?

Wing / Fullback

Do you have any brothers and sisters?

Sister Sheree and Brother Eruera – both older

Do you have any pets?

2 cats – Larry and Tilly

What do you remember about being a Small Black?

Cold frosty mornings playing in barefeet, moulding my mouth guard in hot water, oranges at halftime, playing with my mates and then rushing home to get in the hot shower.

When you were a Small Black what did you like to eat after a game?

Anything hot to warm me up – soup or baked beans / spaghetti on toast

What do you love about playing rugby?

Playing with my mates and getting to travel to new places and play in the big stadiums

When you were a Small Black what did you want to do when you grew up?

I loved watching the All Blacks so I always wanted to put on the black jersey and play for them. I used to play in the back yard with my older brother and pretend to side-step like Christian Cullen or do chip and chases like Jeff Wilson.

Who is your favourite superhero?

Superman because he can fly

If you could have one super power what would it be?

Fly so I can get to places quicker

What did you like to do at lunchtime when you were at school?

Eat my lunch as fast as I could so I could go out and play touch with my mates

Who was your favourite teacher at school and why?

My mum… Because she’s my mum

Do you ever get detention? What for?

Yes I had a couple of detentions for not doing homework and forgetting my P.E uniform

What was your nickname at school?

Nez – probably easier than saying NE-HE , or Skuds – short for Skudder

What do you like to take photos of with your phone?

Photos when we go traveling

What’s your favourite food?

Spaghetti Bolognese or Chicken and Pasta

Favourite movie?

Boy

When you have day off what do you like to do?

Sleep in, do some extra recovery and chill out with my partner.

 

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Portia Woodman

When and where were you born?

12/07/1991

What position do you play?

Wing

Do you have any brothers and sisters?

2 brother (older and younger)

Do you have any pets?

No

What do you remember about being a Small Black?

Playing against boys

When you were a Small Black what did you like to eat after a game?

Can I say eating McDonald’s

What do you love about playing rugby?

Love running around and smashing people

When you were a Small Black what did you want to do when you grew up?

Female version of Jonah Lomu

Who is your favourite superhero?

Mystique

If you could have one super power what would it be?

Changing forms

What did you like to do when you were at school?

Playing bull rush

Who was your favourite teacher at school and why?

Whaea Davis – allowed us to play sport

Do you ever get detention? What for?

Yep for tackling during bull rush

What was your nickname at school?

Maybe Porche

What’s your favourite food?

Every food

Favourite movie?

Any action movie

When you have day off what do you like to do?

Lounging on beach