Topic: Rugby

Māori kuia ready for the real deal at RWC

By Te Ao Māori News

As on-sale ticket prices for the remaining RWC games climb, hundreds of Māori have still made their way to England including two Ngāti Whātua kuia in their 70s.

It's not only youth who are travelling to the RWC.  Awa Hudson says when, "I got on the plane and we realised most of them weren't elderly."

When Awa Hudson was asked if she wanted to go to the RWC she didn’t expect to be sitting amongst the masses.  She says, “I said yes.  I thought she was talking about watching it on TV.”

Despite not securing tickets due to the rapid rise in prices, they remain truly supportive of the All Blacks whatever the outcome.

Hudson encourages Māori youth to be like the All Blacks and travel the world.  "The world is yours," she says.

For spectators who haven’t already got tickets, it is believed the cost will climb to £1000 ahead of the All Blacks and South Africa's clash.