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Masters of Rugby League in support of Blue September

When:

Sat 12 Sep 2015, 10:00am–3:00pm

Where: Mountfort Park, Cnr Weymouth & Sykes Rd, Clendon, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: katiesarahsmith

Big international field for Masters Rugby League Tournament in support of Blue September

Players are flocking in from overseas for the annual Masters of Rugby League New Zealand International Tournament 2015 being held 12-18 September at the Manurewa Sports Complex, Mountfort Park.

Six teams from Australia, two teams from the Cook Islands and even a couple of players from the UK are flying in to join a total of 30 NZ teams to compete by day and party by night. All funds raised during the tournament go to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand as part of its Blue September campaign.

A total of 750 players and officials are taking part in the games. The week-long tournament kicks off with an opening parade on Saturday 12 September before the first games are played. A social function will be held that night at the Ellerslie Event Centre, 80 Ascot Avenue, Auckland.

Games will be played on Saturday 12, Monday 14, Wednesday 16 and Friday 18 September at the Manurewa Sports Complex in Mountfort Park featuring the following age groups:
- age 35 – 39 (White shorts)
- age 40 – 49 (Black shorts)
- age 50 – 59 (Red shorts)
- age 60+ using tags (Gold shorts)

The final day of the tournament will be on Friday 18 September with the big game between old rivals, Masters of Rugby League New Zealand vs. Australia at Mt Smart Stadium (No1 field at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm).

All refs and players uniforms have a blue ribbon on them in support of Blue September, the annual Prostate Cancer Foundation of NZ awareness and fundraising campaign.

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