video – Taonga source: Richard Peri
Second test: New Zealand Deaf vs South Africa
The first ever International Deaf Rugby Test Series was held in New Zealand in 1995 between New Zealand and South Africa. South Africa won the series 2-1.
video – Taonga source: Rodney Roberts
Second National Deaf Sevens tournament
The second National Deaf Sevens tournament was held at the Linton Military Camp, located just south of Palmerston North, where the Central boys won a points-based competition.