Today marks 150 years to the day since the first official rugby match was staged in New Zealand, prompting the Nelson museum to launch a special exhibit in commemoration.
The Nelson Rugby Football Club squared off against Nelson College on May 14, 1870, winning 3-1.
Due to the impact of Covid-19, Nelson Museum has launched the exhibition on its website. To promote the exhibition, it is projecting animations on the city's landmarks.
The game was also re-enacted during the 2011 Rugby World Cup on Kiwi soil.