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2 fans injured by fireworks at Rugby Championship test

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AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Two spectators were injured when fireworks malfunctioned prior to Saturday's Rugby Championship test between New Zealand and Australia at Eden Park.

A man and a woman suffered injures when debris from a pre-match pyrotechnics display was hurled into a grandstand. An ambulance spokesman, Robbie Walker, said the woman's injuries were serious and she was transported to Auckland Hospital after being treated on the field by paramedics.

The injured man suffered a deep head gash and was also treated on the field after being assisted over barricades to reach medical staff.

A crowd of 48,000 watched New Zealand beat Australia 51-20.

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