REME Rugby League: Tour to New Zealand

Mark Gardner

New Zealand - A fantastic destination for your next sports tour

Rugby Sports Tour to New Zealand

Sports Tour Overview

The Royal & Electrical Mechanical Engineers’ (REME) embarked on a military rugby tour to New Zealand to celebrate the Regiment’s 75th Anniversary year. After goodbyes and good lucks, the group took to their rugby tour destination for two brilliant weeks. The 29-strong group commenced their stay in Auckland, arriving on the afternoon of the British and Irish Lions’ tour opener in Whangarei. Taking in Eden Park’s Blues v Lions encounter spirited the soldiers after a tough opener against strong Kiwi rugby league opposition.

With so much to see around North Island, the squad took in Rotorua’s Skyline and Luge whilst Wellington’s Te Papa Museum was sandwiched between four nights at Palmerston North. The second game went in REME’s favour, narrowly beating teams from the NZ Defence Force. On the whole, it appeared that REME wasn’t the only team to head to New Zealand in June to square a Series!

MSG Tours specialises in sports tours for the Armed Forces, notably teams representing the British Army.  Read about our other military sports tours here.

Sports Tour Highlights

Here is a selection of activities that REME Rugby did on their sports tour to New Zealand:

Our top picks ✅

  • Watched NZ Barbarians v British & Irish Lions ✅
  • Experienced Rotorua’s culture and geothermal sights
  • Visited Paihia in the Bay of Islands ✅
  • Rugby fixtures against New Zealand military opposition
  • Visited All Blacks Rugby Museum in Palmerston North ✅
  • Experiencing Wellington’s Te Papa Museum


Sports Tour Benefits

  • Appreciation of other cultures✅
  • Improved motivation✅
  • Establishing a group identity✅
  • Setting and achieving group goals✅
  • Managing budgets ✅

View our other case studies here

Rydal Penrhos: Rugby Tour to Japan

Coleg Gwent: Rugby Tour to Australia

Croesyceilog RFC: Rugby Tour to New York and Toronto 

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