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Game Day Fan Trail: Experience Rugby History!

Saturday 8th September 2018

Nelson is excited to be hosting the All Blacks VS Argentina Investec Rugby Championship test match at Trafalgar Park on 8th September, but there is more than just the game to get excited about!

With Nelson being the birthplace of rugby in New Zealand in 1870, it is only fair that we celebrate the historic occasion of our first ever All Blacks test match with a BIG pre-game street party in the Nelson CBD for everyone to experience and enjoy, whether they are going to the game or not. The city will be transformed, with game day festivities running from 1-5:30pm, so come along and treat yourself and your family to Kiwi and Argentinian culture, local artisan food, history, entertainment and a dedicated family area.

Explore the shops, galleries, cafes, bars and restaurants then make your way to the game and participate in Rugby History! Alternatively, if you don’t have a ticket, stay in town to watch it at one of the many CBD bars and restaurants.

If you don't yet have game tickets, there are still some available on the official ticketing website

Keep an eye on the 'I love Nelson Tasman' facebook page, and for more!

Family Friendly Free


September 8, 2018




Nelson & suburbs


Nelson CBD
Trafalgar Street, Nelson
for more information visit and keep an eye on the I love Nelson Tasman Facebook page!

Tickets, Bookings and Entry


Ph. 03 545 6858

Additional Info

Official Website


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