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Rugby heads

A group of Otago rugby heads – aged around 20 – pose in front of a Kingswood and a Falcon before leaving Dunedin to drive to Auckland for Otago's Ranfurly Shield challenge in August 1992 (Otago lost 21–16). 'Rugby heads' was a common term in the 1990s. It referred to rugby players or followers  or both. They often wore jeans, leather boots and rugby jerseys, or rugby shorts in warmer weather.

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Carl Walrond, 'Teenagers and youth - Transitions and social relationships', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 July 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Aug 2017