Category: Rugby

Robbie Deans – rugby legend, cricket lover

Robbie Deans is most well known as an All Black, the coach of a very successful Crusaders Super Rugby franchise and the longest serving coach of the Wallabies. But there’s an argument his first sporting love is cricket. Robbie’s late father, Tony Deans, is probably best described as a cricket tragic. He was regularly seen in his favourite spot in the stands of the old…

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Olde Barking Bitches

The chance to play in the first ever all-women’s rugby grade and tick off a bucket list destination were too good to miss for a 21-strong USA women’s rugby team heading for Christchurch next April. Supporting husbands at Golden Oldies Rugby Festivals since 2005, and playing in mixed teams since 2014, means Jill and Sarah…

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Crusadettes

Thirty years on and the passion for rugby hasn’t waned for a group of standard bearers for women’s rugby. The “Crusadettes”, a University of Canterbury team that broke new ground in 1988 when they toured the United States and Europe, are reuniting in 2018 at the Golden Oldies Rugby Festival in Christchurch as part of…

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Call goes out for Christchurch Casino Golden Oldies Sports Celebration 2018 volunteers

Nearly 1,000 volunteers are needed to help the largest multi-sport event to be held in Christchurch, the Christchurch Casino Golden Oldies Sports Celebration 2018. Peter McDermott, Golden Oldies Sports Celebration 2018 event director said volunteers are at the heart of events like the Christchurch Casino Golden Oldies Sports Celebration 2018 which will be held over…

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Golden Oldies thank you from the USA!

We’ve received a special thank you from one of our #GoldenOldies from the Midwest, USA – Bill Haz Haase of the The Olde barking Dogs shared a photo of his junior team in Iowa showing the reach the Golden Oldies rugby community has: “Several members of The Olde Barking Dogs touring side met up in…

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Grafton Big River Bullrouts can’t wait for Christchurch!

By Paul Guest On Saturday, I caught up with one of our most popular Golden Oldies teams from New South Wales, the Grafton Big River Bullrouts. “The Bullrout story as I know it,” Team member Scoota recalls, “Is that we officially became the Grafton Big River Bullrouts in 1999. Prior to this we were known as…

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Bathurst Old Bulls and Golden Oldies feature in the news!

Long-standing Golden oldies side, the Bathurst Old Bulls, were featured in the news recently prior to their upcoming game against the Orange Emulators this Sunday. Take a look at the full feature below that originally appeared on the Western Advocate. OLD enemies Bathurst and Orange will clash at an over 35s rugby open day at…

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ACT VETS Rugby: a bunch of blokes having fun and making a big difference

Originally appeared on the Riot Act. If you think you’re too old to jump in and play a fun game of weekend rugby, think again. The ACT Veterans Rugby Club is now in its 22nd season, with rugby players from Canberra and surrounding districts coming together every few weeks for a fun game, and a…

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2019 Rugby World Cup Groups announced!

The 2019 Rugby World Cup groups have been announced and we are excited!           Pool A – Ireland, Scotland, Japan and probably Romania. There will be some fantastic matches in that group! Pool B – Italy have got a hell of a challenge up against the All Blacks and Springboks. Pool…

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Golden Oldies return after Colombo tour

Originally appeared on gdnonline Congratulations to Bahrain Rugby Football Club Golden Oldies who have just returned from a hugely successful tour of Colombo, Sri Lanka! They set-out on a two-game series against local sides Zahira Old Boys, Rugby Association (ZOBRA) and the Puffins. Aside from the matches, the main aim of their tour was to…

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