Sunday, July 26, 2015

It was a warm one out there today. But, that didn’t scare anyone off. We probably had 20 people on the day.

Tige brought out the grill. There were burgers and and sausage!

See ya’ll on Thursday and/or Sunday.

–Kill

All of the photos are found here.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015 – Summer Competition

Another successful Thursday night.

See everyone on Sunday, or next Thursday.

–Kill

All of the photos are found here.

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

What a beautiful day, but boy it was hot! The temperature was in the low 90s but the heat index was around 97. There was also no breeze which made our water breaks almost as sweaty as our play!

We were running full teams by about 0930. The ball quickly became slippery which led to Albano being happy to throw the ball away. Kill came with his camera and took photos of our sunning rugby models before jumping in as ref. We decided we needed to work on scooping the ball up quickly after a touch. As such, Kill began calling a penalty when the ball was on the ground for more than one second. This came with a little resistance, but it did really improve our game. We remembered to always play to the ref and the game speed quickly picked up.

We had some quick guys out today. Thanks to Kevin, Will, and Mike who came out and happily played to the ref. There were some good breakaways, some marginal tries, a few off sides, but we all had fun and that’s all the matters.

We played until about noon when the final first to 3 game concluded. Aaron did a great job of scoring 2 of the 3 tries and Hammer wrapped it up with a slight dive for try to avoid Able’s long reach.

Afterwards the drinks flowed as we attempted to cool down. Fil brought some Pickle Juice for us to try. It is appreatly great for preventing cramps, so if you’re cramping now, be sure to check it out.

Thanks to everyone that braved the heat! See you all Thursday and Sunday! Have a great week!

Kane Cairncross.

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P.S.

Just an addendum to Kane’s fine write up, which was written and published before Tige finished cooking his first hot dog!

After the usual final “Championship of the World” warrior match in the blistering heat to end the day’s competition, we retired to the shade where we resumed up our weekly worst joke competition. Abel remains victorious. He gets more moans and crickets than the rest of us. As we cooled down with refreshing beverages, the group convinced Tige to break out his grill. Once we got it all set up and smoking, someone rewarded Tige by knocking over his brewski. He persevered and grilled up some of the finest dogs and fried jalapeno bologna ever. We stayed as long as we could as the breeze picked up talking about people who weren’t there and wonderful afternoon naps in the very near future. Thanks to our friends for such a wonderful day.

–Joe Kelly

All of the photos are found here.

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Sunday, July 15, 2015

It was my first Sunday back since I broke my hand 11 weeks ago. I was exhausted. I slept for a few hours once I got home in the afternoon.

–Kill

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Thursday, July 9, 2015 – Summer Competition

Another good Thursday night. More to come in a few days.

–Kill

All of the photos are found here.

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Huge day of touch. It was hard to get a complete count of participant since the day was spread out over 3 hours. We started at 9:00am and played till noon. People kept showing up. Around 11:30am, I counted 26 people at the pitch. And, a lot of people had already left. I would estimated that there were probably 35-40 people there today.

It warms my heart to see that many people enjoying a good Sunday game of touch.

–Kill

ps. Next time you see Chris, ask him about his self inflicted wound.

All of the photos are found here.

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

The persistent wet weather will not keep us down! Our day started of with a quick field change due to the overnight rain. Norbuck park was the field of the day since the it shed the water the best. The field was marked as well as it could be and the long grass helped us all run harder as we fought through it.

We were out running by about 0920 as people made the run from Lake Highlands to Norbuck. We had about 26 people out which is a great number considering the sleep in type of weather we had. It was great to see a lot more ladies come out. They could’ve made their own team and done well! By 1000 we had 4 teams and were swapping both teams out in order to keep everyone running. We definitely missed having the space of Lake Highlands today.

The level of touch played today was great! We were lucky to have people volunteer as ref which always tightens our game. Thanks Joe, Hoosh, Tige, and Dodgy. During offense, the ball would only be on the ground for a very short time. It was common for each team to push the defense all the way back to the try line. The 5 meter play is improving and it’s good to see a lot more people learning the plays and drawing defense off the line.

Touch ended about 1200 and the usual escapades began. The Lakehouse was the location for a few drinks and much deserved food.

Have a great week!

Kind regards,

Kane

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