Coronavirus: Kiwi sports stars combine in hilarious 'East Coast Wave' montage

A bunch of Kiwi sports stars have combined to take the 'East Coast Wave' to a whole new level.

NZ rugby league international Jordan Kahu enlisted the help of NZ and Australian sports personalities to create a chain reaction of the classic Kiwi colloquialism to help promote mental health awareness during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Among those featured are former All Blacks Sonny Bill Williams and Lima Sopoaga, Australian league star Kalyn Ponga, current All Black Ardie Savea and Kiwis half Shaun Johnson, even pop star Stan Walker, each adopting their own unique interpretation of the greeting.

Last week, the 'East Coast Wave' burst back into the public psyche, after it was directly translated by Alan Wendt - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's sign language interpreter - on live TV. The footage instantly went viral.

Kahu, who plays for the NRL's Brisbane Broncos, encourages people to regularly check in with loved ones during such trying times.

"During these times, it’s more important than ever," Kahu wrote. "Please reach out to your family, friends, work colleagues and whoever you think you might need to. 

"STAY home, STAY connected, STAY active and STAY meke. 

"Chur to the boys who sent through videos! Don’t know if there will be much oxygen left after a few of those".