Watch the All Blacks, Black Ferns new LGBT video campaign, supporting rainbow community's battle against discrimination

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New Zealand's top rugby teams have made a strong statement on where they stand on diversity and the inclusion of the LGBT community thanks to a new campaign they've launched called 'Diversity is Strength'.

The All Blacks and Black Ferns have teamed up with major sponsor AIG for the campaign, releasing a two-minute video on the teams' values and the challenges they face.

The teams are shown in the clip entering a stadium in Osaka, Japan and preparing for a game, however a narrator says it's no typical rugby match.

"The next battle is different," he says.

"The next enemy is truly formidable and deeply devious.

"It is discrimination - an enemy that cannot be fought alone and must be defeated together.

"It will take more than 15 - it will take thousands - millions"

The two teams are then shown lining up together on the field to present a "united black" with a rainbow, a common symbol used to represent the LGBT community, appearing on their jerseys.

The video comes in the wake of comments made by Wallabies player Israel Folau last month, when he said gay people would go to "hell, unless they repent of their sins and turn to God."

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