New Zealand's Maori TV features Bronco Mendenhall

Jun 07, 2012 - Posted by Brett Pyne on June 7, 2012 at 8:13 pm | Updated: June 8, 2012 2:33 pm

BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall appeared on the most popular sports show in New Zealand this week when he spent an hour on the famous Code couch at Maori Television in Auckland.

Coach Mendenhall was warmly greeted by the show hosts, including Jenny-May Coffin, a New Zealand netball legend, and celebrity rugby players Glen “Oz” Osborne and Awen Guttenbeil along with current rugby standout Liam Messam.

During the show Coach Mendenhall discussed BYU, college football, rugby, recruiting, the honor code, NCAA rule changes, quarterbacks, the NFL bounty issue, his family connections to New Zealand and the Maori culture, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and more.  

Other guests on the show included Jerome Kaino, a player for the famous All Blacks rugby team, Lesley Vainikolo, a former Kiwi and England rugby player currently playing in France, and Allan Tonkin, the barber to the stars at New Flava Barbers.  The band, Tomorrow People, also was featured.

After the show, Coach Mendenhall received the star barbershop treatment. Keep posted for possible photos of the new do.

Check out the entire show online at Maori Television.