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My eyes! 'Nude Blacks' defeat Fiji

A rugby match in New Zealand involving a naked seven-a-side rugby team, filmed by German television and refereed by a blind woman. Of course.

MORE NUDITY FOR you, and not of the pleasant, Larissa Riquelme variety.

According to reports from 3 News, New Zealand’s premier naked seven-a-side rugby team, the Nude Blacks, played a match against a Fijian invitational team at Logan Park in Dunedin yesterday. The Fijians were clothed, but hampered by a reluctance to take the ball into contact.

Records are uncertain, but the All Blacks seem to have emerged the victors, scoring three tries to the visitors’ two.

The match, billed by organisers as a “[celebration of] what makes Dunedin unique,” was officiated by blind local woman Julie Woods. Woods, who we can confirm was blind even before the start of play, was issued with red, yellow and pink cards that she could differentiate using Braille.

Players in receipt of a card had to provide Woods with a bottle of Chardonnay.

Click here to watch 3News’ video of the Nude Blacks dancing the haka>

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