Sunday, May 17, 2015

There was a lot happening today. We moved the Sunday location to Arlington/Grand Prairie for the day. Weather was definitely interesting. Once you see the photos, you will know why.

Here are the touch photos from the day.

Here are the DARC photos from the day.

Here are the Red’s photos from the day.

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Sunday, May 10, 2015 – Kane

Well, that was a lot of fun! Perhaps the only opportunity this year to dive for the try line and not get hurt.

11 brave souls dogdged the Texas rumbler thunderstorms and made it out to Carrollton for a great round of touch. The high rolling rat bastards were a little too afraid to start diving in the mud right off the bat so we started the day off with some forceback to introduce us to the puddles and mud. The intense touch game started once we were all ready.

Organisation is key to performing well and both sides played a well organised game. Bangers were frequent and defense was good at getting back 5 meters. Able started the diving off sorcing an excellent try after getting away from the defense. It didn’t take the rest of us too long to get soaked as we slid for the try line. Joe continually threw the ball away making his own team think that Able’s beer bribe actually worked.

It was good to see Greg and Dan out. The rest of us were just the regulars that are starting to stink and take after Terry by acting like statues. I think we were all in agreement in saying that today’s game was one of the most fun games of the year. The game ended with a first to 3 round as usual and right around noon it was off to Joe’s for some continued celebration.

The mother’s day lunch was great. They will be going long into the evening. There were some many people from all walks of life and they were all very social. A hash group was there which seems like a great social activity. From my understanding, a “Hare” leads the group on a maze and then the rest of the group runs to solve the maze and find the beer that is at the end. They sing songs along the way and have a good time. Just another social activity that ends up in drinking beer.

Enjoy your week and try and make it out Wednesday if you can!

–Kane

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Sunday, May 10, 2015 – Terry

People it was an awesome day, bloody wet but bloody awesome. We played for nearly two hours straight, one drink break and it rained nearly the whole time. That is something to be proud of. And the social was even better. We even had dry Rat Bastards turned up for the social. Even got to see the Silver Fox. Thank you Judy and Joe and Chris, we had a great day.

Enosh has some souvenirs that he has bought back from the World Cup that he is donating to the club so can someone please organise a social night where we can get together and auction off these items………..for the club. Sooner rather than later. Please. Thanks E.

Enosh has some big plans for the club which he will tell us about in the future. What we need to do is whatever and whenever we can to support him in his dreams and become better players.

Enjoy your week and try and make it out Wednesday if you can!

“It’s all about the bass.”

Terry

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

What a glorious day! Clear blue skies with a hint of wind. Spring definitely is the best season in Dallas, where we wish it could be like this all year round.

18 happy campers show up for a day of social touch. The ball was flying by 1030 and we had three teams rolling in and out of the field. A few new guys made it out and quickly picked up the game. Joe even made it in relatively early which meant everyone was looking to the shade for a cold brew or two.

Kill surpised us all with his appearance. A huge cast/splint/banage engulfed his left hand after sacrificing his hand in the Houston tournament. It looks like he will be out for a few weeks so be sure to wish him a speedy recovery. On the subject of injuries, Terry continued to be right in it. James received a good smack in the face from him, and then Nico payed it back with a hard knock. Luckily no one was seriously hurt and hugs were given all around.

Coach John reminded us what 5m really looks like for our defensive game. It really does open up the field a lot more and make the game that much tougher. James often complained that the defense 10m was far too short and needed reminiding that the metric system hasn’t quite made it over here yet.

All in all we had a great time and enjoyed seeing all of our team mates. The beer began flowing right around noon and the jokes continued into the afternoon.

We are still running on Wednesdays at 630pm if we get numbers. Be on the lookout for the email or Facebook posts and please respond if you can make it out.

See you all then!

Kane Cairncross.

All photos are found here.

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

I wish to thank all the players and spectators who made the trip to Houston this weekend. The spirit, camaraderie and friendship made the weekend an absolute success. I was proud to be a part of The Rat Bastards. We played excellent football, despite a few injuries, we looked good, we looked professional, we acquitted ourselves to a very high standard, we have the best ref in Texas, the shirt change had other teams looking in awe, Houston is watching us, and we need to start training as a team….but we need to think about that.
People, I had a bloody awesome time, seeing Greg’s ugly face first thing on Saturday morning began what was to be a wonderful day. Thank you all again for your company and friendship. Wonderful food, wonderful drink, wonderful company. That was a great weekend. And we all have some wonderful memories.

Terry

All of the photos are found here.

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Emma, first appearance, making a veteran look bad.

Weather was perfect. Couldn’t ask for much more. Field was a little soft because of the storm the night before, but still an excellent day of touch!

See everyone next week. Either in Houston or here in Dallas.

–Kill

All of the photos are found here.

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

We had a great weekend of touch! The annual Dallas Touch Tournament was a great success and even saw a few new people giving touch rugby a go for the very first time despite the competitive, but fun, environment. Hopefully we didn’t scare them too much and we hope to see them again! It was also great to see a lot of old faces come out for such a great event.

Congratulations to the Houston Hurricanes on their win. They played a quick and vigorous game which saw them to victory

We’ll get you guys next time!

–Kane

All of the photos are found here.

Note:

DARC was playing on the other field this day too. Here are a few photos for them.

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