Golden Oldies - Wellington 29th October to 5th
|29 October - 5 November 2006
Wellington NZ will host the 16th Golden Oldies World Rugby
Festival in 2006.
The tournament is the biggest rugby festival in the world, with
over 200 rugby teams and 5,000 people from over 20 countries. The
festival takes place over 7days and includes a street parade,
opening ceremony, parties and rugby games in venues all over
The University Old Blacks are looking to combine with a team from
Old Collegians. Stephen Boyd will be your host in his old hometown
and partner in crime Richard Wells will be manager and player for
An exclusive Adelaide Clubhouse in the heart of the entertainment
precinct has been secured. Approximate cost for airfares,
accommodation and festival package is NZD$2000 for the week.
Please contact Stephen Boyd M: 0432 767 424 or E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Golden Oldies Festival - Brisbane 17 - 24 May 2003
Response from Old Collegians Oldies has been limited to a proposed tour to the Brisbane
Golden Oldies Festival has been a little lacklustre - certainly insufficient to nominate a
team in our own name. So, Mickey Finn is throwing down the gauntlet. Unless he
hears from more Old Colls members by Monday 22 April 2002 he will be recommending to those
who have already signified their interest that we link with the University Old Blacks on
the basis that the joint trip with them to Toulouse in 2001 was very successful.
Anyone interested should contact Mickey as soon as possible on 8261 4632.
On a vaguely related note, Gordon Hazzard wishes it to be known that if the Silverbacks
are not forming a team this year (since we have two third grade teams) and if there is
anyone who would like a run on a Sunday, the Crippled Crows would be glad of new players.
Gordon can be contacted on 0413 442 344
World Rugby Festival
Toulouse 19-26th May 2001
In 2001 SA was represented by four teams - SA Crippled Crows, Woodville Weary Wasps,
Port Adelaide Pirates (POP's) and Adelaide Uni Old Blacks. The OC Silverbacks had
insufficient numbers to travel in their own right and threw in their lot with the Old
Those Collegians off to Toulouse (population 650,000) were Andrew & Helen Secker,
Janet Penhall, Richard Wells (University), Mick & Barbara Finn and David Martin
(currently based in England).
Crippled Crows off to Ireland
Photo courtesy of Adelaide Advertiser
From the left: Micky Finn (62), Tony Nelson (46), Bob Millar (73), Roy
Crawford(46), Jeremy Allport (40), Russell Schmarr (46)
22nd July 1991
Photos courtesy of Adelaide Advertiser
"In our games, you need to have a pot belly, be over 40 and make sure every game
is drawn" said Crippled Crows' Secretary Hugo Klynsmith
Photo of Dennis Peake (43), Steve Ellis (35), Jon Sowter (53), Hugo Klynsmith (54)
Photo of "Cyril Campion, 71 years
young", 22 July 1991