Kevin and Lynette Pivac

Extended version: Deaf Rugby World Cup final – New Zealand vs Wales

2002
Extended version: New Zealand play Wales in the Deaf Rugby World Championship final at Eden Park, Auckland in 2002.
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Wales were crowned Deaf Rugby World champions at Eden Park in Auckland on the 24th August 2002. Following a hard fought game against fellow finalists New Zealand, Wales emerged as champions with a 28-14 victory.

Both teams had performed well in the rounds, with New Zealand reaching the final of the inaugural tournament after a dramatic 23-16 win over Australia at Waitemata Park.

This was the first Deaf Rugby World Championship tournament, with Wales winning the right to host the second competition.

File ref: KP16-01-SPO02

Donated by Kevin and Lynette Pivac
Original format VHS