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Sport in New Zealand

New Zealand may have a small population, but it takes its sport very seriously, particularly Rugby and when playing against Australia. New Zealand is a relatively small country but there is no denying the fact that they are very successful when it comes to sports.

New Zealand have participated in many Olympic Games and they have had a good amount of success. The sports played in New Zealand is largely influenced by the British. The most popular sport in this country is rugby union.

Cricket and netball are also quite popular in the country. New Zealand has at times been one of the strongest teams in world cricket. The women's netball team is also very strong.

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Below are details of sports, sporting events and sports people related to New Zealand.

Popular sports of New Zealand

Traditional or Regional Sports

New Zealand Sporting Success

Great athletes from New Zealand

New Zealand Sports trivia

New Zealand at major events

Past sporting events hosted in New Zealand

Upcoming sporting events for New Zealand

Annual sporting events held in New Zealand

Sporting Facilities in New Zealand


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