From the the Oxford Mail, earlier this month:
Last week's article on Witney prop Mark Serle prompted reader Tony Verdin to get in touch.
Serle wondered, at 49, if he was the oldest first-team player Oxfordshire.
Verdin said: "I cannot match Mark Serle's achievement as I have never, apart from some tour games for Henley and Miami, played first team rugby.
"I have, however, kept going, and at 70 played 80 minutes for Henley Wanderers 3rd against High Wycombe – we won.
"Earlier, with my late friend, Hedley Roberts, we had a claim to be the oldest second row in international rugby.
"With a combined age of 132 years, we played for Henley 5th, much the same team then as Henley Wanderers 3rd later, in 1997 against Stavanger with a snow-covered pitch.
"It's the world's best game."
Impressive stuff...only another 26 years of rugby to go...