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Deaf Blacks Rugby Team win first test in Argentina


The Deaf Blacks arrived in Argentina last week and played their first test on Saturday (Sunday NZ time) in Cordoba at the La Tablada Stadium.The crowd had the opportunity to enjoy the Haka performed by the Deaf Blacks. With both teams never having faced each other it was a level playing field and could go either way. During the first half, neither team managed to prevail over their rival with 3 penalties for NZ and a penalty and unconverted try for Argentina with a half time score to the visitors (NZ) leading by 1 point, NZ Deaf Blacks 9 - 8 Argentina.


Our Official Deaf Blacks Team to go to Argentina 2016


The New Zealand Deaf Rugby Football Union has announced the following squad to meet the Argentina Deaf Rugby Team in 3 test series match to be in Cordoba on Sunday 24th April and in Jujuy (2 tests) on Wednesday 27th and on Saturday 30th April 2016. First ever New Zealand Deaf Team to go to Argentina tour.


ANNOUNCEMENT: Japan Tour Cancelled


With much regret we are sad to announce that Japan has decided to cancel this year’s tour due to several concerning issues including a shortage of players on their behalf.


Official NZ Deaf Rugby Squad


Phillip King (Captain) Maara Tuare Brent Burcher Kenneth Tafai Sailusi Toalima Brandon Pye Ashley Bensley Murray Speers Dylan Louie Nick Eschenbach Ryan Cassidy Christian Grey Talia Vaka Theo Waterhouse Toby Agnew Mitchell Macpherson Reuben Buzzard Ben Webb Herbie Agnew Kamau Wise Mark Lewis Darryl Alexander Michael May Petaera Meihana Liam Collins Tane Stubbs Tama Albert Darren Ropata Henry Schuster Patrick Stokell Brett Harborne Grant Rutherford