(CNN)There is a saying among athletes that although victory is the goal, determination is what gets you there.
Ninety-five-year-old Easton Roy -- thought to be the world's oldest amateur rugby player -- has mastered both.
A self confessed "rugby fanatic," he even cut his honeymoon short to play in a game.
But at least he scored a try.
It was only at the age of 21 that the former roofer was introduced to the sport by a friend whilst serving in the Royal Air Force (RAF) during World War II.
"There was a Welshman there who said they were looking for rugby players," Roy told CNN Sport. "I told him I've never played it before but I would give it a go.
"I learned the rules, watched the game a few times, the only advice I was given was to just watch the ball, throw it, but don't get in front of it."