Travel Agents

Skroo VS Luxon in epic rugby battle

Hannah Edensor

Hannah Edensor

Valentine’s Day wasn’t a big love fest for everyone it seems, as two major travel organisations faced off in an epic battle to the death. Just kidding, it was a slightly less epic game of rugby.

Regardless, competition was rife as Flight Centre and Air New Zealand took the field in opposition, led by Air NZ CEO Christopher Luxon and Flight Centre CEO Graham ‘Skroo’ Turner.

Refereed by Warriors Halfback, Shaun Johnson, the two teams took to Victoria Park in Auckland with a thirteen man team on each side in the interest of supporting wellbeing in both organisations and as part of an ongoing friendly sporting rivalry between airline and agent.

“It’s a unique opportunity to engage with one of our key partners in a casual and active event,” said Cam Wallace, Air New Zealand’s chief revenue officer, nursing a bruised face (we’re just imagining).

“We hope to continue this tradition in coming years.”

Flight Centre took home the trophy with a final score of six points to Air New Zealand’s four points.

Enjoy all of the action shots below:

skrooluxon

Air NZ vs Flight Centre - Touch Rugby-13 Air NZ vs Flight Centre - Touch Rugby-15 Air NZ vs Flight Centre - Touch Rugby-18 Air NZ vs Flight Centre - Touch Rugby-28 Air NZ vs Flight Centre - Touch Rugby-34 Air NZ vs Flight Centre - Touch Rugby-40 Air NZ vs Flight Centre - Touch Rugby-41 Air NZ vs Flight Centre - Touch Rugby-45 Air NZ vs Flight Centre - Touch Rugby-49 Air NZ vs Flight Centre - Touch Rugby-80 Air NZ vs Flight Centre - Touch Rugby-87 Air NZ vs Flight Centre - Touch Rugby-98


SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

One response to “Skroo VS Luxon in epic rugby battle”

  1. rugby(a religion in NZ) has 15 players on field at any one time, not 13. League(does anyone in NZ really play that funny game?) has 13 players on field at any one time, sometimes more, as most leagies can’t count beyond 3.

Leave a Reply

News

Loophole discovered in WA quarantine requirements for international arrivals

Travellers looking to avoid hotel quarantine in Western Australia can now sneak in round the back. But why would you? Who doesn’t love the little shampoos and soaps they give you?

Share

CommentComments

News

Britain scraps all COVID travel tests for UK entry

Travellers to the UK will no longer be greeted with a PCR test shoved up their nose, just the usual array of commotion and disarray that we all miss about travelling.

Share

CommentComments

Wholesalers

BREAKING: Intrepid grows US tours by 400 per cent with new acquisition

The tour operator has been busy using its downtime to accelerate investment in this massively popular sector.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

Travel Agents

Travel agents’ national day of action highlights cruise industry struggle

Travel agents took to the streets earlier this week, just like they did in the ’60s but with far less groovy outfits, little to no Jimi Hendrix music, and not a ‘jazz cigarette’ in sight.

Share

CommentComments

Wholesalers

Intrepid employees given choice to work on public holiday, Natalie Kidd explains why

As many Australian’s took to the streets yesterday, in both protest and celebration, a few companies chose a different approach: business as usual. Here’s why.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Spritz of Australia: Qantas gets its own signature cocktail

The national carrier now has a delicious spritz available on its overseas flights, just in case you’re looking for a new way to get hammered at 36,000 feet.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Accor appoints new Pacific boss, announces massive openings for 2022

Sarah Derry will take the helm as the hotel giant prepares for three major openings in the Pacific, so no pressure or anything.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

“Abducted by luxurious pirates!” Crystal Cruises ship heads to Bahamas after US issues arrest warrant

The Crystal Symphony is channelling its inner OJ Simpson by running from the law. Unfortunately the cruise ship doesn’t have Al Cowlings by its side to keep it going.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

United Airlines flight turned back after passengers start a “riot”

These two unruly passengers decided “if I can’t have business class seats, then no one can have business class seats!”

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Scoot to resume Singapore-Gold Coast flights in February

Ready your wallets, because this may be one of the more expensive Valentine’s Days with a spontaneous venture to south-east Asia.

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

Travel workers stage national day of action urging politicians to introduce AFTA’s recovery package

Travel industry folk across the country are participating in a National Travel Day of Action outside the offices of key federal and state parliamentarians today to speak up about the industry’s unique struggle.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Club Med’s Pacific boss speak out against WA’s delayed reopening

The kings of the all-inclusive holidays have signalled their support for WA’s travel agent community, blowing a big raspberry in Premier McGowan’s direction.

Share

CommentComments