Story: Minor outdoor sports

Friendly competition

In this 2012 video footage the Auckland Blues rugby players challenge Emirates Team New Zealand sailors to a series of dragonboat races. The Blues are split into two crews – the Patriots and the Giants – and the Blues' commentators are Piri Weepu and Kevin Mealamu. The boats, paddled by elite sportspeople, move at an exhilirating speed, with Team New Zealand enjoying the edge to win two of the three races.

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Megan Cook, 'Minor outdoor sports - Dragon boat racing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/41666/friendly-competition (accessed 28 February 2020)

Story by Megan Cook, published 5 Sep 2013