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Sat 12 Nov 2011, 3:00pm–4:30pm

Where: College Rifles Sports Club, 33 Haast Street, Remuera, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Paul Blomfield

Touch, pause, moustache!

To celebrate Movember, a rugby event of epic proportions is being played at College Rifles this coming Saturday, with old rivals: the confident North Island vs the determined South Island going head to head.

With the potential to incite civil war, the Movember North Island vs South Island Rugby Match will see familiar sporting faces from past and present clash in a showdown much like that battle scene from 300, but with less spears and drawn-on abs.

Scott Stevenson is assuming coaching responsibility for the North while legendary sports commentator John McBeth leads South. Monty Betham and Wairangi Koopu are changing codes for the day while Matt Watson, Maz Quinn and Jay Reeve fancy lacing on the boots. Ex Black Fern Anna Richards is also rumoured to have a run on the paddock to show up the boys.

The Movember Inter-Island Match is a festival day where the standard of rugby may be questionable, but the reason is all about a great bunch of people getting together to have some fun and raise awareness for men’s health in New Zealand. Expect to see some Garry Owens, Bruce Robertson hip swingers, lineouts without any lifting and some old school walls from tap penalties.

Friends of Movember: Snickers, Schick, Quiksilver and Bright's will be there with competitions and giveaways, with some Motastic raffle items up for grabs as well. It’s a free event, with donation boxes on site for any cash donations.

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