Hillary Shield

Hillary Shield

The Hillary Shield is contested between New Zealand and England at rugby union and the first match was played on 29 November 2008 at Twickenham Stadium, London.

The trophy is named in memory of the New Zealand mountaineer and explorer, Sir Edmund Hillary. The shield was announced on 23 October 2008 by Jock Hobbs, the Chairman of the New Zealand Rugby Union.

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History Of Rugby Union Matches Between England And New Zealand - Hillary Shield
... – England Test matches have been awarded the Hillary Shield ... The shield is only contested in non-World Cup matches, and is named in honour of Sir Edmund Hillary — the first person to reach the summit of Mount Everest ... When the shield was unveiled in 2008 by New Zealand's Prime Minister at the time, Helen Clark, and Hillary's widow, Lady June Hillary, Clark said of Hillary "He was part of a ...

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