Buck calls on the Old Boys for study
Former All Black captain Wayne ‘‘Buck’’ Shelford is fronting a major AUT University study looking at the long-term health effects of playing rugby and cricket.
Researchers are looking for retired players aged between 35 and 55 to participate.
The rugby great has signed on as an official ambassador of the study.
It is running in conjunction with the International Rugby Board (IRB), New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) and New Zealand Cricket (NZC).
All participants will go into the draw to win a copy of Shelford’s book, Buck Up, as well as $1000 worth of tickets, accommodation and travel to watch an All Blacks test match.
The findings from the study are expected to be reported back to the NZRU, IRB and NZC by the end of May.
Visit rugbyhealth.co.nz or phone 0800 AUT RUGBY for more information or to take part in the study.
Top form: Wayne ‘‘Buck’’ Shelford in action for New Zealand XV against Romania at Eden Park in 1991.