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After four long years, we were excited to welcome back some very special guests to Te Wao Nui children’s hospital today – our charity partner Wellington Rugby / Wellington Lions, ahead of their home game tomorrow!

Players, Du’Plessis Kirifi, Billy Proctor, Losi Filipo, Dominic Bird and Pepesana Patafilo scored smiles with our young champs, and staff also had a ball meeting some of their favourite players. Hats off to the team for this drop-kick of kindness!

Wellington Rugby Lions have started the 2023 Bunnings Warehouse NPC season well, winning their first three games and successfully defending the Ranfurly Shield last Saturday against Southland! So, here’s the conversion challenge, folks…….can you come up with more rugby puns to celebrate these rugby stars? Share your wordplay in the comments below and cheer the boys on for their game at Sky Stadium tomorrow!

Thanks to Wellington Rugby for being a part of the Wellington Hospitals Foundation family and for supporting us in bringing joy to tamariki spending time in hospital.