Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Grufs vs World

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Grufs vs World

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Byline: Sam Darroch

GRUFS vintage rah rahs are set to take on the world when they travel to Sydney for the over 35s Golden Oldies World Rugby Festival on Sunday.

The week-long competition draws sides from across the globe to participate in a fun and friendly tournament and range of festivities, and our GRUFS are taking part for the first time in division six of 10.

"It's very social; there are teams there that play hard and take it pretty seriously but we're just a social side," GRUFS player and trip organiser Royce Devlin said.

"All games end in a draw, that's the rules of oldies."

More than 100 teams from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Cook Islands, England, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Qatar, Russia, Scotland and the USA have nominated for the bi-annual tournament which promotes a world rugby fraternity.

"The social side of it is just as important as the playing side," Devlin said. …

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