11 Sep 2015

Use jetpacks, kids tell All Blacks

11:12 am on 11 September 2015

As the All Blacks fly to England to defend the Rugby World Cup a group of children have given the team a few magical and mythical winning tips in the latest Cure Kids charity song.

The song Team Ball Player Thing was produced with the aim of raising funds for charity Cure Kids to help cure Batten disease, and doubles as the official All Blacks support song.

More than 20 Kiwi entertainers - including Taika Waititi, Lorde, Savage, Sir Peter Jackson, Brooke Fraser, Jon Toogood and Joel Little - collaborated to record the track.

The team who made the song and the accompanying video talked to children about how the All Blacks could win the World Cup, and their answers were used as lyrics.

The song's video shows various All Blacks riding unicorns that shoot laser beams from their eyes, releasing doves, and flying through the sky.

It urges the team to "try a little harder, run a little faster, fly a little higher, score another try-ahh..."

While some of the tactics for winning were inspired, ideas like using magic, mythical beasts and flying using jetpacks could fall foul of IRB laws.

"We love you New Zealand, no matter what happens... but just in case we'll borrow one of Peter Jackson's dragons."

And a tactic that would work a treat on a number of opposing backlines.

"We'll get magic wands, we'll get 'em from a wand store, it's obvious.

"We'll get them to freeze the other team - right in front of us!"

And a more practical idea, which would be very effective, especially if ABs make it into the final.

"You can play the game before the other team arrives... You could literally score hundreds of uncontested tries!"

And while some of the tips might not make it into Steve Hansen's playbook, seeing Jerome Kaino as a Viking wielding a sword that shoots lightning into the sky will surely strike fear into the hearts of the other teams at the World Cup.

Supporters can download the official song for free when they make a donation at www.kiwiscurebatten.com or by purchasing the song for $2.49 through iTunes.

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