Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Revenge of the "Nude Blacks"

The All Blacks' defeat to South Africa at Carisbrook this weekend was put into context by the 17-5 triumph of the "Nude Blacks" over their South African counterparts in Dunedin's 5th Bottom Bus Nude Rugby International held at St. Kilda beach on Saturday.

Organised by backpacker touring company Bottom Bus, the nude touch rugby match was billed as the "unofficial curtain raiser" to the All Blacks v South Africa Test, and involved 2 teams of local rugby nuts (no pun intended) getting their kit off and painting player names and numbers on their backs for added authenticity.

So authentic, in fact, that the New York Daily News, bless 'em, reported that "members of the All Blacks, New Zealand's national team, took part in a nude rugby game at St. Kilda Beach in Dunedin, New Zealand."

Mind you, could that be Dan Carter...?


anne bebbington said...

I haven't laughed so much in ages!!!

Nunyaa said...

I wonder how many times the ball was dropped ;-o