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Marlborough shearer 'sorted' for international competition

Crutching 1000 lambs could prove the ideal warm up for Marlborough shearer Sarah Higgins as she heads to the All Nations shearing championships in Invercargill.

Higgins is the sole Marlborough shearer competing at the All Nations event which has drawn 400 entries.

"It's part of my practise run towards the championships," she said.

"The event breaks into the normal work schedule so I will work up to the day before I leave to go south.

"It should be good preparation when I get down there."

The All Nations championships will run alongside the main event at the 40th World Shearing and Wool Handling Championships involving shearers from 32 countries, at the ILT Stadium on Wednesday.

With the focus for the four days on the world championship competitors, Higgins hoped a run of finals appearances at district events during the summer will set her up for a good result in the All Nations intermediate class.

Read the full story from the Marlborough Express here.