Deaf Blacks victorious in Argentina

2 May 2016

The New Zealand Deaf Rugby Team (Deaf Blacks) have edged Argentina 2-0 in a close fought series.

In a whirlwind tour to Argentina, the Deaf Blacks took out Argentina 19-15 in the first Test before completing the sweep with an 18-16 win in the second Test.

A large media contingent and crowd was on hand for both fixtures as the Deaf Blacks performed their traditional haka prior to each match. The on field action was tough and fast with Argentina pushing the Deaf Blacks close in both Tests.

Wellington’s Darryl Alexander starred in the first Test by scoring a vital 14 points from the tee while Ashburton’s Maara Tuare scored the lone try.

The second Test was decided late in the match when the Deaf Blacks crossed for a late try to secure the series win.

The team arrives at Auckland airport on Tuesday 3 May. Find out more information about the Deaf Blacks here:

Deaf Blacks v Argentina
First Test (23 April): 19-15
Second Test (30 April): 18-16


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