Tribute to Norths stars

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Porirua’s ‘‘ wel­come to’’ bill­boards have been changed again, this time show­ing off some of the city’s suc­cess­ful North­ern United rugby play­ers.

‘‘ We’re all proud of the tri­umphs Norths have ac­com­plished dur­ing the years, both in our re­gional rugby club competition and for the in­di­vid­ual play­ers who have gone on to rep­re­sent New Zealand play­ing for the Black Ferns and the All Blacks,’’ says Bar­bara Ber­cic, Porirua City Coun­cil’s com­mu­ni­ca­tions and mar­ket­ing man­ager.

‘‘Porirua is a rugby-sup­port­ing city and this se­ries of bill­boards re­flects that. Again, they fea­ture real Porirua peo­ple – en­er­getic and youth­ful.

‘‘ And dur­ing Rugby World Cup 2011 vis­i­tors to the city or pass­ing through will be able to see what a wel­com­ing, rug­bylov­ing city we are.’’

The new bill­boards will re­main in place un­til af­ter Rugby World Cup 2011 is over, when an up­dated set of signs will go on show.

Photo: MIKE BUR­ROWS

Rugby stars: The new faces that will greet vis­i­tors to Porirua re­flect the city’s love of rugby. Pic­tured from left are se­nior North­ern United play­ers T J Per­e­nara, Jamie McIn­tosh, El­don Paea and Ag­gie Dean.

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