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    Gents,
    I'm a 2nd year referee from Virginia. I've got tickets to come watch the USA's matches next year in New Zealand. I'd hoped I might find some lower level rugby near the venues to watch and possibly referee to broaden my exposure. does anyone have any suggestions where to get started?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rottenpucker View Post
    Gents,
    I'm a 2nd year referee from Virginia. I've got tickets to come watch the USA's matches next year in New Zealand. I'd hoped I might find some lower level rugby near the venues to watch and possibly referee to broaden my exposure. does anyone have any suggestions where to get started?
    Hi Rottenpucker

    If you are going to follow the USA next year, then you will probably be coming to my home town of Nelson for the match v Italy. I have tickets to that match and the other one in Nelson, Italy v Russia

    I hate to disappoint you, but the RWC is on in September/October, and the grass roots level in NZ, Club Rugby, is well over by then. It only runs from May to July. The next level up, the ITM Cup (our inter Provincial Competition) finishes on 3 September with the finals of both the Premiership and the Championship.
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    Hello,
    Welcome to the forums.
    America's pool C matches
    First two matches in Taranaki
    Third match in Wellington
    Last match in Nelson
    Ian beat me to it.

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    Ian,
    Thanks for the help. I've got some other questions regarding my trip to New Zealand. Hopefully you can help out. I'm traveling to NZ with a group of friends who are all (ex)players/referees. We're all budget conscious and had a couple of ideas regarding ways to save. Our first idea was to rent an RV for the entirety of our trip. Do you know if this is possible? If so, do you have any idea how to go about it? Any help you could afford us would be greatly appreciated.

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    Ian's a nice chap - you could stay with him
    Hi. I'm Barry Scott.

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    Rottenplucker - one popular option is to hire camper vans & use holiday parks / camping grounds.

    Check out these websites
    camper-vans - mobile homes
    http://www.maui.co.nz/
    www.britz.co.nz/
    cheaper options
    www.tuicampers.co.nz/
    http://www.jucy.co.nz/

    Holiday Parks
    http://www.top10.co.nz/

    Official website links for accomodation
    http://www.newzealand.com/rugbyaccom...ccom_textlinks

    in NZ the AA = AAA
    http://www.aatravel.co.nz/main/index.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian_Cook View Post
    the grass roots level in NZ, Club Rugby, is well over by then. It only runs from May to July.
    Really? Your rugby season only lasts three months?

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    NZ is a great place to visit. Ways to save cash? Hope the kiwi dollar crashes!

    Camp sites are good and very cheap.

    Book a campervan now!

    Check the road laws there are one or two interesting variations, ESP the turning right give way. There are a few interesting drivers as well!

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