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The Manic Street Preachers appear at this free event for rugby enthusiasts

Rugby enthusiasts have the opportunity to be connected with fellow fanatics in the UK via a ‘hole in the world’, or interactive portal developed by Microsoft. The portal aims to put Wallabies fans in touch with British and Irish Lions fans in a showdown to determine which team has the best fans. Breakdancers, face-painters and a performance by the Manic Street Preachers are also on the agenda, as well as the chance to win yourself some rugby gear.

Thursday 27 rundown

6pm Michael Lynagh and Gareth Thomas lead a series of three challenges that test the support and devotion of fans from either side – including a rugby-themed dance-off by a troupe of break-dancers

6.30pm Children from Melbourne and Cardiff communicate through the ‘Hole in the World’

Saturday 29 rundown

4.15pm Performance from the Manic Street Preachers

5.45pm Sing-off between the Fanatics and fans from local Cardiff rugby clubs, with the loudest group claiming the final test

6pm Losing captain faced with the humiliating forfeit of donning the opposing team’s jersey

British and Irish Lions Tour at Federation Square details

Swanston St, Melbourne 3000

Telephone 03 9655 1900

Nearby Stations: Flinders Street

Date 27 Jun 2013-29 Jun 2013

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