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East Auckland Wildcats, 1989

East Auckland Wildcats, 1989

The heavy representation of Polynesian men in American football in New Zealand is evident in this image of the East Auckland Wildcats in 1989. This was in the early years of the game in New Zealand.

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Megan Cook, 'Minor outdoor sports - American football', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 January 2021)

Story by Megan Cook, published 5 Sep 2013