What was Jonah Lomu really like? What made Richie McCaw tick? How did Dan Carter become the greatest No10 of all time? What is the meaning of the haka? How did the All Blacks become the most successful team in the history of international sport?
Join former New Zealand All Blacks Captain Anton Oliver, for a fund raising dinner to find the answers and more.
- 3-course dinner
- Master of Ceremonies, Heart FM’s Jack The Lad
- Entry in the Grand Prize Draw raffle
- Auction of "money can't buy" items.
Won his first cap aged 19 years and played for the All Blacks 77 times over 13 years, his last game was the All Blacks RWC 2007 quarter final against France. His time with the All Blacks spanned the transition from amateur, no substitute rugby, to full professionalism, giving him unique insights into the foundations that have made them the dominant force in world rugby.
Anton created the first and only All Blacks captain father/son combination when he was appointed captain in 2001 – his father Frank was a legendary hard man of rugby who captained the All Blacks in 1978. Anton’s captaincy was cut short when he ruptured his Achilles tendon at the end of the 2002 season. He was recalled in 2004 and was ever present sharing hooking duties with Kevin Mealamu until his retirement in 2007. He joined Toulon, helping to get them promoted to the top flight of French rugby, before moving on to Oxford University, where he played in the 2008 Varsity match, their first win in 4 years.
Anton is pleased to support fund raising for the HOVE U15s boys tour to Belgium in 2018, so that less privileged players can afford to tour, creating memories and friendships for life. He is also delighted the boys decided to give 10% of money raised to Brighton’s Rockinghorse Children’s Charity, making life better for sick kids.
Anton Oliver is giving his time for free.