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Rugby Sevens 2009

Have a look through our Gallery as to what the Bottom Bus Beige Brigade Bob the Builder Bananas in Byjamas team got up to at the Wellington Sevens.

Click here for more information on the World Rugby Sevens in 2009……

Super 12 RUGBY

Highlanders matches in DUNEDIN

Return trip from Queenstown

Includes : Return transport, one night’s accommodation, Speights Brewery Tour, match ticket, souvenir t-shirt, pre-match meal and drink, face-painting, competitions and prizes

Match Reports

World Rugby Sevens 2005

World Rugby Sevens.
The Cake Tin, Wellington
February 4 & 5, 2005

Fast, furious, crazy entertaining action. It was pretty good out in the middle too…

A massive two days celebrating everything there is good about rugby in a party atmosphere of 35,000 spectators.

Full Match Report. Click here.

2005 Photo Gallery. Click here.

All Blacks vs Australia
Bledisloe Cup Rugby International
Wellington, July 17 2004

See the photos

All Blacks vs England
19 June Auckland

After the resounding victory by the All Blacks over England in Dunedin much was expected of the Auckland encounter. Well we got it. A sending off, 5 All Black tries and a stiffer English performance, keeping the scoreline tighter than in Dunedin……

For the full match report click here.
To view our extensive photo gallery click here.

All Blacks 36 vs England 3
12 June Dunedin

“The All Blacks would come out all guns blazing under new coach Graham Henry and smack the poms (meant affectionately of course) all over the park…..

For the full match report click here.
To view our extensive photo gallery click here.

Highlanders vs Cats
Carisbrook, Dunedin, March 20th 2004

Photos click here.

Highlanders vs Sharks
Dunedin, 12 March 2004.
The first game at Carisbrook in 2004 for the Highlanders was never going to be an easy one. But gee, it did not need to be such a tease and at the end, disappointment.
Match Report
To see the photos click here.

Highlanders vs Reds
Invercargill, 20 February 2004
The mighty Highlanders from Otago and Southland take on the Queensland Reds in Invercargill in the first Super 12 Rugby game of the 2004 competition.
Match Report

the crew
To see the photos click here.

World Rugby Sevens
February 6 & 7, 2004
The Cake Tin, Wellington

A massive two days celebrating everything there is good about rugby in a party atmosphere of 35,000 spectators.

To see the photos click here.

Match Report – The Cake Tin – February 2004

World Rugby Sevens 2005

World rugby sevens 2005 photos

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World Rugby Sevens
Photo gallery click here

Lions tour of New Zealand 2005

The All Black haka
All Blacks Vs England, Auckland
Photo gallery click here

All Blacks vs England – photo gallery
All Blacks Vs England, Dunedin
Photo gallery click here

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Highlanders vs the Chiefs – 2 April 2004

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Highlanders vs the Hurricanes – 24 April 2004

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Highlanders vs Cats – March 20th 2004

Match Report
Highlanders vs Sharks – March 12th 2004

Ralphs bottom

We are currently in planning for the following events

*Super 12 – winter 2009
*World Cup in NZ – 2011
*Bledisloe Cup – 2009

World Rugby Sevens

Rugby New Zealand
New Zealanders are passionate about their rugby and Bottom Bus has pioneered the ultimate Kiwi Rugby Trips for travellers.

Carisbrook, Jade Stadium and the Cake Tin all turning it on for a real rugby experience.

For some great photos of our previous trips click here.

Kiwi Rugby Trips
Standard Timetable
Saturday
8.00am – Depart Queenstown for Dunedin
Midday ish – arrive for some pre-match at the Gardies, face-painting, competitions, beer and a feed
3.00pm ish – leave the Gardies for tent city and a last minute team talk
7.00pm ish – Kick Off!
9.00pm ish – post-match meal, game analysis and prize giving at the Gardies

Sunday 8.00am – Bottom Bus passengers travel to Riverton
Midday ish – return to Queenstown for the rest

Here are the packages for our Carisbrook trips. Heaps of Prizes and the first drink on Bottom Bus if Otago win!

Includes return transport Queenstown to Dunedin, transfers to and from the match,
one nights backpacker accommodation ticket, face-paint, pre-match drink & meal,
competitions and a free Bottom Bus rugby t-shirt!

There will generally be departures from Dunedin on through the Catlins to
Riverton on Sunday and Monday following the match.

There is no Dunedin departure for Riverton on Sunday……….come on we
were watching the rugby!

Payment is required in full to confirm your booking.

Email us on rugby@bottombus.co.nz
or ring on 021 682 461.

Great rugby options for Bottom Bus passengers. You have timed it right
to see a hometown home game so get along to Carisbrook for the game.

Includes transfers to and from the match, ticket, face-paint, pre-match
drink & meal, competitions and a free Bottom Bus rugby t-shirt!
Match Reports

All Blacks v South Africa, House of Pain
Carisbrook, Dunedin
9 August, 2003
Match Report
All Blacks 19, South Africa 11
What a weekend . A great victory by the New Zealand All Blacks to secure the Tri-Nations Trophy, even if not the most spectacular of matches. Smokin’ Joe ‘Rocket man’ Rokocoko continued his amazing try-scoring run with an opening try early in the game which set up the All Blacks win … read more

Check out the photos including special viewing of the annual Nude Touch Rugby International!

ALL BLACKS v SOUTH AFRICA, 20 July 2003
tHE cAKE TIN, Wellington
Nine on the trot. Solid match from the blacks and a bonus point.
To see the photos from this tri nations clash click here.

ALL BLACKS v AUSTRALIA, 13 JULY
Jade Stadium, Christchurch
All Blacks vs Australia – it doesn’t get any bigger than this.
To see the photos from the first of the Bledisloe matches click here.

ALL BLACKS v IRELAND, 15 June
Carisbrook, Dunedin
Nine on the trot. Scrappy match but the pre and post match was epic.
For our supreme set of photos and nude rugby shots click here.

2002 Super 12 Season – Match Reports, Photos and Prize winners.

Highlanders vs Hurricanes, The House of Pain, Dunedin, April 5, 2002
Highlanders vs Cats, The House of Pain, Dunedin, March 8, 2002
Highlanders vs The Sharks, The House of Pain, Dunedin, March 2, 2002
World Rugby Sevens, The Cake Tin, Wellington, 8 & 9 February 2002

National Nude Day – July 27th
We are currently warming up for National Nude Day on July 27. It is important that such a day of such national importance is celebrated alongside the opportunity for people to get their kit of and be as stupid as possible.
Bottom Bus will be joining in on the fun offering passengers the chance to share in this uniquely NZ event. ALTHOUGH this year it is actually International Nude Day so no excuse for anyone on this globe not to feel inspired to partake. But you can sure in Dunedin, down in the deep dark depths of southern New Zealand, the home to thousands of semi-sane, mostly-mad university students know as Scarfies, the day will be celebrated to the max.
Spectators are more than welcomed – this is a celebration of the skin but is not an exclusive event, not a nerdy perv but a good day out, mostly with clothes off.
For more information on National Nude Day check out the link or contact us on buttnaked@bottombus.co.nz.

Read what Brooke said about her Bottom Bus deep south rugby experience.
2001 Season – Match Reports, Photos and Prize winners.
Otago vs Canterbury, 15 September 2001.
Otago vs Auckland, 22 September 2001.
Otago vs Bay of Plenty, 7 October 2001.
Otago vs Taranaki, 14 October 2001
North Otago vs South Canterbury, 22 October 2001