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Anzac Rivalry To Be Renewed At University Games

Anzac Rivalry To Be Renewed At New Zealand University Games

An Australian touch team has come over the ditch to fight for the New Zealand University Touch title.

University of Technology, Sydney, have brought their men's Touch team over to renew an historic rivalry with Canterbury University.

It will not be a surprise to see these two old foes fighting in the final. Eight more title hungry men's touch teams will be doing their best to spoil the foes chances.

Canterbury has had the New Zealand University title for the last two years and want to keep it. Waikato and Sydney are looking to claim the title.

The Centennial of Student Uni Travel Games kicks off at 1 p.m., Anzac Day, and finishes on Saturday, 27th April. This is the largest University Games ever with 600 more competitors than last year. Almost 3000 athletes will be competing with the majority of sports occurring within a 3 km radius of Waikato University.

The Student Uni Travel Games originated in 1902 as an Easter Tournament hosted by Canterbury against Auckland, Otago, and Victoria in athletics, tennis and debating. Debating and Tennis are still in the program. The University Games are steeped in tradition and are a celebration of student life, culture, and sporting achievement.

List of Sports: Aerobics, Badminton, Basketball, Canoe Polo, Debating, Fencing, Golf, Hockey, Karate, Mountain Biking, Multi-sport, Netball, Rowing, Rugby, Shooting, Soccer, Sports Climbing, Taekwon Do Tennis, Theatre Sports, Touch, Ultimate Frisbee, Underwater Hockey, Volleyball, Water Polo.

Demonstration Sport: Inline Hockey.

ENDS

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