SunLive – Pat Rae – rugby player, referee and coach

Pat Rae is well known in the Bay of Plenty sporting community.

He is the Community Rugby general manager for Bay of Plenty Rugby.

In the latest Sports Buzz podcast – a weekly review of sport around Tauranga, Mount Maunganui and the wider Bay of Plenty – on BuzzWorthy, a new podcast site launched by Sun Media, the former rugby player, referee and coach talks about his story.

He discusses what it’s like to spend a career devoted to the sport “we all know and love so much”.

Pat is a highly successful NPC player, representing a number of teams. He was also part of the police force and the combined services.

“I have been part of rugby my whole life. I was dragged along to the Glenfield Rugby Club back in 1971 as a four-year-old while my parents were training.”

It has been since that day that Pat has been involved in rugby in one form or another.

In part 1 of the Sports Buzz podcast, Pat describes his career in rugby and talks about some of the highlight moments. Listen here to hear it in his own words.

Part 2 is Sports Buzz continues with Pat and talks about his current role as the GM of community rugby. Tune in here to listen for more.

Each week, BuzzWorthy will feature four podcast series, with fresh episodes weekly.

SPORTS BUZZ will look ahead to big events in Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty with interviews from athletes and administration.

FOOD BUZZ celebrates the dining scene with a passion for food and the people behind great eating.

CRIME BUZZ meets investigators and operators at the coal face of stopping crime.

FUTURE BUZZ looks at the big issues around building a strong healthy future for the region.

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