The Tika National Bullrush Competition was held in poor weather but rich spirits at Auckland's North Harbour Stadium yesterday.
The competition is the realisation of a long-held dream of organiser Sam Ward, and is run in conjunction with Movember events raising awareness of prostate cancer and depression.
"Bullrush is 'that' game that was banned from lots of schools in the late 80s and 90s," Ward said. "It was challenging and saw a lot of skinned knees, but it showed us how speed could beat brawn and taught us some realities of life along the way."
An additional event yesterday was the Halftime Streaker Challenge, with contestants running the length of the field in their undies while evading 20 men and women in fluoro vests.
Sefa Tuiasau was named national bullrush champion and Richard "Rigger" James took the streaker title.