27 Feb 2013

Shearing clean sweep by NZ

12:58 pm on 27 February 2013

New Zealand has completed a clean sweep in three shearing Tests against a visiting Welsh team.

John Kirkpatrick of Napier and Nathan Stratford of Invercargill, beat Welsh shearers Richard Jones and Gareth Lloyd Evans, leaving Wales without a win in the series.

The Welsh and New Zealand teams drew a Test series in Wales last year.

A New Zealand team is expected to tour Britain again this year.

The 53rd Golden Shears international shearing and woolhandling championships begin in Masteron on Thursday.