REME Rugby League 75th Anniversary tour to New Zealand

Daya DhadliBlog, New Zealand, Rugby, Rugby tours

REME Rugby League (the Royal & Electrical Mechanical Engineers) of the British Army team visited New Zealand on a tour to celebrate the Regiment’s 75th Anniversary year. With plenty of goodbyes and good lucks, the group took to their rugby tour destination for two brilliant weeks.

Whistle-stop but by no means relaxing, the 29-strong group commenced their stay in Auckland, arriving on the afternoon of the Lions’ tour opener in Whangarei. Taking in Eden Park’s Blues v Lions encounter spirited the soldiers after a tough opener against RNZALR in Papakura, narrowly finishing 40-24 against. Thanks go out to Takapuna RFC for their kind use of facilities and equipment ahead of this fixture.

With so much to see around the magnificent North Island the squad took in Rotorua’s Skyline and Luge, with Wellington’s Te Papa Museum sandwiched between four nights at Palmerston North. The second game went in REME’s favour, narrowly beating teams from the NZ Defense Force as part of a full day’s celebration and engagement. It appeared that REME weren’t the only team to head to New Zealand in June to square a Series!

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