America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ's crews switch to Rugby

Emirates Team NZ - Touch Rugby - Red vs Black

With Rugby World Cup fast looming, and with crews who have been working out of the same base together for several months about to depart, team training was varied to take in a game of touch rugby on nearby Victoria Park - not too far from their base at the end of Halsey Street in downtown Auckland.

In a game of Red vs Black - the Volvo Ocean race entry Camper crew, lining up against the America's Cup and Extreme 40 crew, the game didn't stay as a friendly game of touch for too long - particularly with bragging rights at stake!

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