January Alumni Game recap

February 2, 2015 by  
Filed under Groundhog Rugby Alumni News

From Coach Macnab:

The first midyear mini Alum game took place on Jan 31st, which happened to coincide with UD’s Groundhog. How appropriate. The weather looked ominous with a big cold rain forecasted but the Rugby Gods heard us so we did not get rain until the last ten minutes or so,  it turned out to be a great day for Rugby. Twenty Eight Alums turned out so everyone got some Rugby in. There were about eight notable no-shows for people who had committed to come, careful guys you might find a horse’s head in your bed! The student side had plenty of players and all played. Several starters laid out with small injuries and give the others a chance to run. The Alums scored in the first 30 seconds and it looked bleak for the kids but they managed to pull it together and it turned out to be a very good game, final score was 29 – 13 for the Alums.  The Alums looked resplendent in the brand new Orange and Navy hooped jerseys and there were flashes of brilliance form the likes of Tom Bresee, Danny Torrez and Chris Botto. Bill Moser moved mountains par usual (guys he is 55 so don’t give me this too old bit) and Coach Matt Jones got in two periods to test out his own front rows. The students tackled well but just could not overcome the incredible support the Alums generated.

Hope that this can be repeated but as we have no control over cup match scheduling we will just have to play it by ear. Speaking of Cup Matches UD has four home cups in a row this Feb. The Lads are looking good and we are 5th in the Texas group of 13. We have been greatly bolstered by ten returning Romers this spring and we have good numbers fighting for spots. So come on out and cheer the lads on.
Coach,

Bob Macnab

Pics and a special GoPro video to come!

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