Want a visit from a top team?
Are you keen for a visit from a top rugby team?
New Zealand Rugby and the International Rugby Board are on the hunt for schools, clubs, community groups and charities to host a visit from a team in the 2014 IRB Junior World Championships.
Each of the 12 competing teams will make three or more visits to the community during the tournament. The competition will kick off on June 2 and run until June 20.
It is the second largest 15s tournament in world rugby and will feature 30 action-packed matches. The finals will take place at Eden Park.
Tournament manager Dan Tatham says the teams will be important ambassadors for rugby and outline the benefits of playing the sport.
consider getting involved, he says.
‘‘We want to bring teams to places where they can connect with young people, get an insight into our lives while sharing their customs and culture with those they meet.
‘‘Providing a legacy for the region from hosting the event was an important part of our bid to host Junior World Cup 2014.’’
IRB tournament director Philippe Bourdarias says the teams are looking forward to great community support during the tournament.
‘‘This will help ensure the teams leave a lasting impression on the communities they touch and return home with warm memories of their time in New Zealand.’’
Junior All Black Stephen Brett in action.