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All Blacks Drop into Telecom’s Dunedin Store

Media Release
12 September 2012

All Blacks Drop into Telecom’s Dunedin Store

All Blacks fans in Dunedin wanting to meet a couple of players, ahead of their Investec Rugby Championship test against the Springboks on Saturday, are in luck thanks to team sponsor Telecom.

All Blacks Piri Weepu and Tony Woodcock, who just this week announced he will be joining the Highlanders for the 2013 Investec Super Rugby competition, will be dropping into the Telecom store on the corner of George Street and Moray Place from 10.30am-11.30am this Friday (14th September). They’ll be there to meet and greet customers, have their photos taken and sign autographs for fans.

Telecom Assistant Store Manager, Katrina Stevenson, says everyone is welcome to drop by and bring their own piece of memorabilia for signing by the players, or have Telecom mini rugby balls signed.

“Having the players in the Dunedin store on Friday will be a fantastic experience for everyone. It’s a great way for the locals to get up close with the famous All Blacks, so we hope as many customers as possible will come down on Friday to say ‘hi’.”

About Tony Woodcock and Piri Weepu

Tony Woodcock, 31, is a sheep and dairy farmer from Kaukapakapa and his position is loose-head prop. He’s played for the All Blacks since 2002 and has been described as being "widely regarded as the world's premier loosehead." He is the most capped All Black prop of all time and scored New Zealand's only try in the 2011 Rugby World Cup Final against France. Just this week, Woodcock signed with the Highlanders for the next two years and will join the franchise for the 2013 Investec Super Rugby competition.

Piri Weepu, 29, is a scrum-half for the All Blacks and hails from Wainuiomata. He earned the nickname ‘Mr Fixit’ or ‘The Saviour’ after the Rugby World Cup, 2011, when he stepped in after

Dan Carter was injured, taking over his kicking duties. He landed seven penalties and was named Man of the Match, helping guide New Zealand to victory.


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