Golden Oldies Rugby as we know it today was born in 1979. The objective was, and still remains, to provide a means of bringing together rugby players to share their common interest in rugby and to have a good time. Simply stated the objectives of Golden Oldies Rugby are;

  • To organise festivals, regional events or individual games that will provide fun, friendship and fraternity for rugby players over the age of 35 who have retired from active play.

  • To provide an opportunity for rugby players and their wives to travel, create new friendships and renew old acquaintances.

  • To provide an opportunity to highlight and promote rugby throughout the world and to create positive reasons for players to retain an active interest in rugby.

A principal philosophy is that all Golden Oldies Rugby games are played in a non-competitive manner. Festivals are not tournaments – they are events in which the results of the games are of no significance. There are no winners in Golden Oldies Rugby – instead, awards are made for individual achievements such as “The Oldest Player”, “The Player with the most grandchildren”, “The Dick of the Day’

If you would like to know more about our local team, Mahurangi Mussels, or upcoming games/events please contact us.