Buck calls on the Old Boys for study

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

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.

Photo: AN­DREW CORNAGA/ PHOTOSPORT

Top form: Wayne ‘‘Buck’’ Shelford in ac­tion for New Zealand XV against Ro­ma­nia at Eden Park in 1991.

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