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NZOC asks rivals to congratulate All Black’s 2015 defence

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Following on from asking Oracle CEO Russell Coutts to send a quick video congratulations to Team New Zealand ahead of their inevitable winning of the America’s Cup, the New Zealand Olympic Committee has sent an email to the All Black’s arch rivals the Wallabies, Springboks, French and English asking them to send their congratulations ahead of the All Blacks Rugby World Cup 2015 defence.

Alex Spence, the NZOC’s Communications and Social Media Adviser, sent and recalled multiple emails to the media and various former coaches of the four teams as he evidently trawled through Google looking for the correct people to email, asked opposition coaches to film a short “30 second clip congratulating the All Blacks on their back-to-back World Cups and how they made everyone in Room 5 of Waimea Intermediate very proud.”

The email, which was sent to both the coaches’ personal and work email addresses, comes on the back of the NZOC’s previous foul ups, in addition to the email to Coutts and nearly failing to enter shot putter Valerie Adams in the London Olympics, such as sending the 2008 summer Olympics team to Seoul instead of Bejing, and serving up asparagus rolls at a function for Prime Minister John Key.

In response to the NZOC’s earlier stuff up in emailing Coutts, the Oracle CEO sent a reply-to-all email linking to an explicit video from Oracle tactician Jimmy Spithill where he spent 9 minutes and 32 seconds unleashing torrents of abuse at Team New Zealand and motivation slogans for his Oracle colleagues.

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