Rugby World Cup Legacy Equipment arrives for Tonga Rugby
Tonga RFU Media Release
The Tonga Rugby Football Union is pleased to announce that it received on 29 March 2012 the Rugby World Cup Legacy Equipment from the organisers of the 2011 Rugby World Cup, which are Rugby New Zealand 2011 (RNZ2011) and Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL).
Following the Rugby World Cup 2011 tournament in September and October 2011, RNZ2011 and RWCL agreed to donate the training equipment that was used by teams in the 2011 RugbyWorld Cup for distribution to the Pacific Island Member Unions of the Federation of Oceania RugbyUnions (FORU), of which Tonga is a full member.
The equipment donated consists of:
· 9 tackle bags;
· 2 bags of hit shields (8 x per bag);
· 2 bags of agility poles (10 per bag);
· 1 set of goal posts bolsters;
· 1 bag of field flags;
· 2 bags of full body tackle suits;
· 1 bag of upper body pads;
· 1 bag of bottom body pads; and
· 1 scrum machine.
There was no charge to the Tonga Rugby Football Union for the equipment, and all transportation of the equipment from New Zealand to Tonga was kindly sponsored by DHL.
Tonga Rugby Football Union Interim Deputy Chairman, Mr ‘Aminiasi Kefu, was very pleased that the equipment was received.
“On behalf of Tonga Rugby Union I would like to express our gratitude to Rugby New Zealand 2011 and Rugby World Cup Limited for the donation of the equipment. This is a full set of professional rugby training equipment that will be put to good use by all of the Union’s national representative teams and Tonga Rugby’s licensed training centre.”
Mr Kefu also thanked the Tongan Government for their support in attaining the equipment, and also thanked Mr Mosese Lavemai and the Ports Authority for facilitating the release of the equipment today.
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For further information:
Ms Lupe Vaka’uta
Tonga Rugby Football Union
+ 676 26045