150 years ago Nelson Rugby Football Club (NRFC) and Wellington Football Club (WFC) played the first club / provincial rugby game played in New Zealand.
This year WFC, as part of their 150th celebrations, invited NRFC to Wellington for a rematch.
NRFC sent two teams - our Senior As and a combined U13 (11,12 & 13) team and both were victorious in close, competitive games. The seniors won their game 32-21 and the U13s won 31-17.
Congratulations to the U13s captain Lucy Mahuika who was voted player of the day.
A full match report for the senior game is available on the Club Rugby website.
After the match the seniors and officials attended a celebration at New Zealand Rugby to mark the occasion.
Thanks to trip organiser William Moloney, the U13s went to the Cake Tin to watch the Hurricanes / Blues game and meet the Sky commentary team (Jeff Wilson, Christian Cullen, John Kirwin and Ruby Tui).
The next day they checked out Te Papa before heading back to Nelson.
A big shout out to William, Ash (coach) and the parents accompanied the team for making the trip happen.