- Title: All Blacks Ta'avao answers journalist's phone in middle of news conference
- Date: 30th September 2019
- Summary: BEPPU, JAPAN (SEPTEMBER 30, 2019) (REUTERS) NEWS CONFERENCE ONGOING WITH ALL BLACKS PLAYERS (SOUNDBITE) (English) PHONE RINGING WITH ALL BLACKS PROP, ANGUS TA'AVAO, PICKING UP PHONE ON TABLE AND REPLYING TO CALL, SAYING: "Axon, how are you going? (inaudible answer) Yeah, not bad, we're just in the middle of a media conference, do you mind if you call back in about half an hour? (inaudible answer). Yeah, no dramas, cheers mate, bye." TALKING TO JOURNALIST WHO OWNS THE PHONE: "Yeah, all done, he'll call you back in half an hour." ALL BLACKS HOOKER LIAM COLTMAN, LAUGHING NEWS CONFERENCE ENDING
- Embargoed: 14th October 2019 07:01
- Keywords: All Blacks New Zealand rugby World Cup Ta'avao
- Location: BEPPU, JAPAN
- City: BEPPU, JAPAN
- Country: Japan
- Topics: Rugby Union,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA001AYULIS9
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Always put your phone on silent when covering an All Blacks news conference. That's a lesson learned by a member of the media on Monday (September 30) after All Blacks prop Angus Ta'avao chose to pick up a phone, which the reporter had placed on the table to record the news conference, and spoke to the caller.
"We're in the middle of a media conference, do you mind if you call back in half an hour?", he said in front of a laughing crowd of reporters.
Reporters routinely leave their phones in front of players during news conferences so as to record what is being said.
(Production: Lucien Libert)
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