I went to a US club game this weekend.
Old friends of the family, their dad started the NYAC Rugby club 40 yrs ago & they were honoring the original club.
The top end of club rugby has changed in the last 20 yrs in the US. They had a Super League, but they have reformed that as well (travel expenses were a killer for clubs w/out lots of $$ - these are amateurs)
But these guys are way better than when I played, very few of the guys I played with could crack the line up now.
But on a awesome pitch in Pelham, NY @ the NYAC home turf, they played a great game against a very good Canada team - Ontario.
NYAC was leading after the 1st 40, but the Canucks big men, with a great rolling maul, piled on the points at the end. It was good to see live rugby again.
RhinoVonHawkrider screwed with this post 05-06-2013 at 04:43 AM