Men of League All Stars light up NRL Masters
The recent 2016 NRL Masters Carnival held at Runaway Bay was the most successful yet in the 10-year history of the event.
A record number of teams (72) from across Australia, New Zealand and beyond took part in the four-day carnival that featured participants who were between the ages of 35 and 83.
On top of that, more 2000 players, officials and spectators took part in the fun annual event that saw 205 games played over three days across nine football fields.
Away from the paddock there were also two large social functions held which let everyone catch up and unwind.
Affiliated States Manager Graham McNaney said he was pleased with the turnout from participants and fans of the game.
Many rugby league supporters came through the gates to enjoy the exhibition match featuring some former NRL stars including David Solomona, Scott Sattler and former Queensland State of Origin representatives Petero Civoniceva and Ashley Harrison.
Played on the Friday afternoon, 14 ex-NRL players took to the field in the All Stars team to face off against an Old Boys Masters team that featured at least one player from each of the original Masters teams that attended the inaugural event in 2007. The referee for the match was Steve Clarke.
In a highlight for the match - one octogenarian player who took part scored a try.
If you want to find out more about the tournament or would like to sign up to player Masters Rugby League – visit their website: NRL Masters
*Read our preview of the tournament: NRL Masters returns to the Gold Coast