Machete and The Ghost

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"Despite the best efforts of lawyers and laymen, rugby fanatics will be able to work out who is who in Machete & The Ghost. And like me, most will be laughing out loud as they do." - Phil Gifford of Simon Barnett and Phil Gifford Afternoons on Newstalk ZB

Oscar Kightley and James Griffin, two of New Zealand's great comedic minds, combine to bring you "Machete & The Ghost" - the book that charts the careers of the two greatest A Bs who never existed.

Lelei Lelei Jnr (aka Machete) and Neil Turnbull (aka The Ghost) came from very different backgrounds but when they eventually found each other they became the 2nd five/centre combination that ruled world rugby. On the pitch they were an unorthodox and mostly unstoppable team. On their day, when they were on the same wavelength, they were world beaters and very possibly the two best All Blacks ever to play in their positions. Then there were the days — on and off the pitch — when they were like fire and ice. This is the book that takes all the tropes you’ve read in every other rugby biography and twists and turns them for shameless comedic benefit. Machete and The Ghost — totally made up, but by people who know and love the game of rugby enough to make all the bullshit sound entirely plausible.

Written by James Griffin & Oscar Kightley

ISBN: 978-1-988516-64-6
Category: Sports, Humour
NZ RRP: $39.99
Format: PB, 234 x 148mm (portrait), colour throughout, 224pp

Sound like your sort of book? Click the cover below to start reading.

Catch James and Oscar talking about the book on TV3's The Project

And on Breakfast TV: