Nude Blacks plan their next clash

The country's premiere naked rugby team: The Nude Blacks. Photo / Getty
The country's premiere naked rugby team: The Nude Blacks. Photo / Getty

The spotlight has been on the All Blacks this week, but there's another Kiwi rugby team that always captures the attention of the world.

The Nude Blacks host an unofficial curtain raiser before each All Blacks test held in Dunedin. Brave Kiwi souls get up close and personal in the freezing winter of the deep south during the nude rugby match.

"You're not truly a scarfie unless you've got your kit off to play for The Nude Blacks," the team explains on its official Facebook page.

Brave souls bare it all for a nude rugby game in Dunedin. Photo / Getty
Brave souls bare it all for a nude rugby game in Dunedin. Photo / Getty

The Nude Blacks are used to dominating their encounters, having lost only one of their 13 games in the south.

Organiser Ralph Davies says they have no trouble recruiting players for the team.

"The university is a good breeding ground for people wanting to get nude at the coldest time of the year."

The Nude Blacks tackle, maul, and pass the ball while completely in the nude. Photo / Getty
The Nude Blacks tackle, maul, and pass the ball while completely in the nude. Photo / Getty

But this year the clash won't go ahead when the All Blacks take on Wales in Dunedin because Davies is hoping to enjoy the game.

"Something unofficial may happen, but nothing has been arranged," he told Fairfax media.

The nude blacks even perform a haka in the nude. Photo / Getty
The nude blacks even perform a haka in the nude. Photo / Getty

The nude rugby team will play their next match in 2017, when the Lions take on the Highlanders, and the All Blacks play Australia at Dunedin's rooftop stadium.

Former Nude Blacks have gone on to secure high-powered jobs as lawyers, teachers and doctors.

- NZ Herald

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