The Nude Blacks who started off playing annually in Dunedin's cold winters need sponsors. It isn't for new uniforms anyway! They are trying to go professional based on the novelty of playing rugby the way they were brought into this world, naked! The thought of scrums and rucks where naked guys (some girls play, but only very keen ones) rubbing up to and tackling each other is disturbing. The cold weather is a great leveller in this form of the game! Ball skills are a must.
Dunedin's Nude Blacks are looking for sponsorship heading into the Rugby World Cup.
However, unlike their local franchise team, the Nude Blacks will not be changing their uniform this season.
The team is likely to play three matches in the buff this year, including an unofficial curtain raiser for the All Blacks test against Fiji at Carisbrook.
Nude Blacks team spokesman Ralph Davies they've had phenomenal interest and want to capitalise on any international exposure.
Mr Davies says they're keen to get the Nude Blacks out there to entertain the public, and the team is very good for the city.