Deaf Rugby in NZ

New Zealand loves its rugby, and the Deaf community is no exception. Rugby has played a significant role in the NZ Deaf community, not only for the basics such as fitness and discipline, but also a chance to bond as a Deaf team. Rugby has also given the chance to many youths who may be entering the Deaf community for the first time, to find a connection and place to belong. The Deaf rugby battlefield has seen many epic regional and international clashes, and the rivalries are intense right up to the final whistle!