Sharp Blacks 'meat' victory for third time
New Zealand's national butchery team the Pure South Sharp Blacks have carved their way to victory for the third time, during last night's Tri-Nations Butchers' Challenge.
The team of butchers have been reigning champions for three years now, and last night they once again showed their world-class form at Auckland's Shed 10.
Going up against the best-of-the-best from Australia and England, the Sharp Blacks endured three hours of intense competition, turning a side of beef, pork and whole lamb into art based on a Kiwiana theme.
Team captain, Corey Winder says the team was overjoyed with the result.
"We have put in a lot of hard work, blood, sweat and tears. The team is so pumped, words can't describe the feeling of accomplishment."
The Pure South Sharp Blacks are made up of NZ's top six butchers, selected through a nomination and trial process.
More than 50 people from around the country tried their hand at making the team, which is managed by Hellers founder Todd Heller.