Countdown on to Super Trans Tasman Series

It’s only four weeks until our Australian teams will battle it out against New Zealand in Auckland in the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series.

In what will be the biggest ever Trans Tasman battle against the Kiwis, Australia will take on New Zealand across 12 divisions at Trusts Stadium, Waitakere, Auckland from Tuesday, 5 February until Sunday, 10 February 2013.

The Youth divisions (18’s Boys and Girls and 20’s Boys and Girls) will be up first, playing their three tests on Tuesday, 5 February, Wednesday, 6 February and Thursday, 7 February. The Australian teams will be hopeful of continuing their strong performances in the Youth divisions, having claimed the 2009 and 2011 Youth Trans Tasman titles in recent years.

The five Masters divisions (Men’s and Women’s 30’s, Men’s 40’s, Men’s 50’s and Senior Mixed) will be next to represent our country, from Thursday, 7 February until Saturday, 9 February. Australia is the current Trans Tasman title holder in the Masters divisions following its 2010 Masters Trans Tasman Series win in Townsville.

The three Open’s divisions (Men’s, Women’s and Mixed) will round out the event and we are set for yet another exciting series between the world’s top two countries. Australia holds the current Trans Tasman title following their 3-0 series win in Mudgee in April last year and the Australian Open teams are also the World Cup champions following their wins at the 2011 World Cup. The Open divisions will battle it out on Friday, 8 February, Saturday, 9 February and Sunday, 10 February in what will be another cracking battle between the arch rivals.

The 12 Australian teams will train together in Sydney on Saturday, 19 January and Sunday, 20 January in the lead up to the series, while a Jersey Presentation dinner will also take place on the weekend.

Stay tuned to the TFA website – www.austouch.com.au and TFV website - www.victouch.com.au  - in the lead up to the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series for all of the latest news and information and don’t forget to follow us on our social media pages:

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It’s never too early to start sending in your messages of support for the Australian teams in the lead up to the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series. You can post them on any of our social media pages or email media@austouch.com.au and we’ll post them all on the www.austouch.com.au website in the lead up to the series.

Super Trans Tasman Draw (all times are in New Zealand time)

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Youth

3.00pm – 18’s Girls

4.00pm – 18’s Boys

5.00pm – 20’s Girls

6.00pm – 20’s Boys

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Youth

12.00pm – 18’s Girls

1.00pm – 18’s Boys

2.00pm – 20’s Girls

3.00pm – 20’s Boys

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Youth

11.10am – 18’s Girls

12.20pm – 18’s Boys

1.30pm – 20’s Girls

2.40pm – 20’s Boys

Masters

10.00am – Women’s 30’s

10.00am – Men’s 50’s

12.20pm – Senior Mixed

12.20pm – Men’s 40’s

1.30pm – Men’s 30’s

Friday, 8 February 2013

Masters

2.00pm – Women’s 30’s

2.00pm – Men’s 50’s

3.00pm – Senior Mixed

3.00pm – Men’s 40’s

4.00pm – Men’s 30’s

Open

5.00pm – Mixed Open

6.10pm – Women’s Open

7.20pm – Men’s Open

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Masters

10.50am – Men’s 50’s

12.00pm – Men’s 40’s

1.10pm – Senior Mixed

2.20pm – Women’s 30’s

3.30pm – Men’s 30’s

Open

4.40pm – Mixed Open

5.50pm – Women’s Open

7.00pm – Men’s Open

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Open

12.00pm – Mixed Open

1.10pm – Women’s Open

2.20pm – Men’s Open




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