Born in Papakura in 1985, Kieran Read has won the Rugby World Cup twice – in 2011 and then again in 2015. He is the third most-capped All Black of all time and has captained his country since 2015. He was New Zealand Player of the Year in 2010 and 2013, and World Rugby Player of the Year in 2013. With Crusaders, Read is a three-time Super Rugby winner – in 2008, 2017 and 2018.
Broadcaster and writer Scotty Stevenson worked for SKY Sport in New Zealand from 2007 until 2019 when he joined Spark Sport as their lead rugby commentator for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Scotty was appointed Editor of SKY Sport – The Magazine in 2011, and was named New Zealand Magazine Sport Feature Writer of the Year in 2012. He has written four bestselling sports books: Cory Jane: Winging It (2015), The Kiwi Pair (with Hamish Bond and Eric Murray, 2016), Beaver (with Stephen Donald, 2017) and Crocky: Wyatt Crockett (2018).