Air New Zealand teams up with the All Blacks for new safety video

Airline's latest safety installment inspired by Men in Black

Air New Zealand Team up with All Blacks for Latest on Board Safety Video

Air New Zealand has teamed up with the All Blacks and an all-star line-up of international rugby greats for an epic new on-board safety video.

Inspired by film series Men in Black, the airline's latest safety instalment features All Black's Captain Richie McCaw and Dan Carter as Men in Black agents, as well as a cameo performance from former England Captain Martin Johnson.

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Starring alongside the two long-serving All Blacks is coach Steve Hansen, team mates Kieran Read, Keven Mealamu, Sam Whitelock and Israel Dagg who gets to test his vocals alongside Kiwi musician Stan Walker.

American actor Rip Torn reprises his role as Chief of the Men in Black with Wallabies great David Campese, and former Argentinean Captain Agustin Pichot also making cameo appearances.

All Blacks Captain Richie McCaw says the players had a great time making the video.

"We had a lot of laughs on set and were blown away by Israel's hidden singing talent," he said. "If rugby doesn't work out for him he clearly has a promising career as a back-up singer."

Former England Captain Martin Johnson admitted his appearance in Men in Black Safety Defenders is likely to come at a cost.

Of his cameo performance, Mr Johnson says: "I'm sure English rugby fans will have a few words to say about my appearance alongside the All Blacks."

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