NZRU CEO Steve Tew welcomed representatives from NZ's five franchises to officially launch the start of the 2013 Super Rugby season. The Chiefs start as defending champions and with all eyes on the Auckland Blues' new coach John Kirwan.
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Brad Butterworth will be leading the support boat fleet during the Chopper Swim Challenge which will raise money for the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust. Butterworth was a tactician and skipper in the America's Cup for Team New Zealand and the Alinghi team of Switzerland.
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