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NZDF Rugby Heads South

New Zealand Defence Force
Te Ope Kaatua O Aotearoa
Media Release
16 August 2005

NZDF Rugby Heads South

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Rugby team is heading south this week for a two-match tour of the upper South Island.

The team, comprising of players from each of the three Services will take on a Nelson Development and Marlborough XI.

The sides will be playing for the newly introduced Chief of Defence Force Challenge Trophy, which is displayed at all NZDF matches.

The tour itinerary is as follows:

Wednesday 17 Aug
NZDF verses Nelson Development
Trafalgar Park NELSON
Kick-off: 7pm

Saturday 20 Aug
NZDF verses Marlborough XV
Lansdowne Park BLENHEIM
Kick-off 2.30pm
(Vice Chief Defence Force, Air Vice-Marshal David Bamfield will attend)


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