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Canterbury Movember Rugby Jerseys a Hit!

The Canterbury of New Zealand Movember 'North Vs South' Jersey's.

Canterbury’s Movember Rugby jerseys black (North) vs white (South) Canterbury of New Zealand jumped onboard the Mo Train this year, supporting Movember to raise vital funds and awareness for the Cancer Society and Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand.

Produced especially for the Movember North vs South Rugby Match, this fantastic strip was worn with pride by the players of the inaugural Movember North Island vs South Island Rugby Match.

Past and present sporting faces clashed on the turf raising much needed funds for the Cancer Society and Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand.

Scott Stevenson took coaching responsibility for the North while legendary sports commentator John McBeth led the South.

League players Monty Betham and Wairangi Koopu changed codes for the day while Matt Watson, broadcaster Jay Reeve and top surfer Maz Quinn also laced up their boots for the cause. Ex Black Fern Anna Richards also had a run on the paddock, just to show up the boys.

“It was a fantastic celebration of manhood and rugby, but all for an important cause,” says John McBeth.

“Too many good men in this country are lost through prostate cancer or the darkness of depression. Movember is all about getting men to wake up to the issues and get themselves a check-up.”

The Movember Inter-Island Match was a festival day where the standard of rugby remained questionable, but the reason was all about a great bunch of people getting together to have some fun and raise awareness for men’s health in New Zealand.

Sideline critics got to see some Garry Owens, Bruce Robertson hip swingers, lineouts without any lifting and some old school walls from tap penalties!

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