Age no barrier for the game
Plenty of classic rugby action has been on show at the Christchurch Casino Golden Oldies Sports Celebration 2018.
The tournament being run at Hagley Park is the second time the event has been run in Christchurch with the city first hosting it back in 1995.
Organisers said the great weather that the region has turned on has contributed to the ‘‘fantastic atmosphere’’ of the occasion.
More than 100 rugby teams are taking part in the event which has attracted teams from all over the world including Australia, England, Russia USA, Brazil, Argentina, Canada and of course New Zealand.
Teams from North Canterbury have been acting as great ambassadors for their clubs and proving the love of the sport doesn’t decrease at any age.
Amongst those competing in the week long event include: Amuri Rams, Kaiapoi Kavaliers, Oxford Oldies, and Saracen Saggy Sacks. A referees dinner was held for the first time in the tournaments history to acknowledge the contribution match officials make to the tournaments success and organisers.