Kiwi, Aussie police have friendly Anzac face off

New Zealand cops will face off with Australian cops this Anzac Day in a friendly rugby match in Queenstown.

The New Zealand Police team play the Australian Police rugby team in a final match at the Wakatipu Rugby Club grounds at 2.30pm on Tuesday.

It will be the third game for the Australians who play three matches against the Kiwis on the tour.

In a match against Canterbury police on Wednesday in Christchurch, the Kiwis beat the Australians 24 - 22.

The Australians will play a South Island police selection at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Saturday at 12.30pm and finally the big match on Anzac Day in Queenstown.

Police Commissioner Mike Bush will be in Queenstown for the match.

The New Zealand Police rugby team has been selected from players nationally and carries on a decades-long tradition of proudly representing New Zealand’s national game and the police organisation.

Participants include a number of top level players who have been involved in police rugby locally and nationally with some who currently or have previously represented their provincial unions or Super Rugby franchises.

Organiser Senior Sergeant Kerei Gray, from Christchurch, said the Australians had been working hard to preparing for the tour and would be more than tough opponents, but that gave New Zealand Police rugby a chance to "put itself back on the map as far as police sport goes". 

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