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Ball skills and a lot of tackle were the order of the day as New Zealand clashed with Fiji in a game of nude rugby in Dunedin.

The Nude Blacks and a Fiji invitational side went head to head at Logan Park today for the eighth annual nude rugby tournament.

The Kiwi side - which included one woman - stripped off while the more modest Fijians wore blue sarongs for the seven-a-side event, which had a blind referee guided by spectators.

Of course, a sporting event involving New Zealand would not be complete without the traditional haka, which was performed before kick-off.

Last year, the Nude Blacks took on the Welsh Leeks at the same South Island ground, emerging victorious with a final score of 20-15 in the closely contested match.

An official result was not available but it is understood the Nude Blacks won today, scoring three tries to two.

The match preceded tonight's All Blacks versus Fiji match.

Several more nude games are planned for September and October to coincide with Dunedin's Rugby World Cup matches.

Picture: Getty Images
Picture: Getty Images
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