Nude Blacks lose to Spanish challengers

The Dunedin-based Nude Blacks have been beaten for the first time - suffering a shock 25-20 loss to the Spanish Conquistadores this afternoon.

The much-anticipated clash at Kettle Park drew a crowd of 1500 and a large contingent of international media.

The rules of the contest dictated that the Spanish team - six women and a man - took off an item of clothing when they scored and put clothes back on when the Nude Blacks scored.

Speculation was rife that these rules and some questionable officiating by celebrity referee Brendan Laney may have had a decisive influence on the final score.

The Spanish team won an international video competition to play in the unofficial Rugby World Cup curtain-raiser.

Viva Espagna!

At last, the NB's were stopped by Europeans wearing clothes and sensible shoes.