We take rugby pretty seriously in this country and it's not for the faint-hearted.
If you are on the field, you're in for a few bumps, bruises and bleeds along the way.
But what is it like living with the effects of one game for the rest of your life?
There are more than 100 seriously injured players around the country - some professional, some school children. Cody Everson was just 15 when he suffered a spinal cord injury last year and it's changed his life in ways he never imagined.
Jehan Casinader reports.
The New Zealand Rugby Foundation works on preventing injuries
and supporting injured players.
For more information click here.
Its a nerve-wracking time for parents and teenagers alike - the first time you hand over the keys and let your kid take control of the car.
Its even more nerve-wracking knowing New Zealand has one of the highest teenage crash rates in the developed world.
What can you do to prevent your teenager from becoming another road accident statistic?
Gill Higgins spoke to psychologist Nigel Latta to gain a little insight into how to help.
A useful website when your teaching your teenager to drive.
Barbara Kendall at the Games
Close Up is live to London with former Olympian Barbara Kendall, 24 hours before the Games begin.