Sunday, December 19, 2010

Rugby World Cup 2011 comes to Nelson

next year but did you know Nelson holds a special place in NZ’s rugby history?

botannics plaque

This, above, the Botannics Ground in Nelson East, is where it all started.

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Nelson in fact, was officially where Rugby in New Zealand started back in 1870, with a certain Mr Charles Monro introducing this english game and funny shaped ball to Kiwis.

Related article here.