Mar 21 2010

Even more new players came out to play on a gorgeous day for the first day of Spring. Six brand new guys took the field for PWRFC today. Yes we were green. the first period was very sluggish. The second a little better. The third a little better. By the fourth period, things picking up. In defense of the Hibos, they didn't have nearly the side on the field that they started with, but it PW certainly was benefiting from the work.

I've been doing this for a long time. In the faces of some, I saw it. The It, as much as anything, means they are here to stay. The team is becoming a club.

Thanks to Joe Grohovsky for providing our new PWRFC 'Man of the Match' blazer. Congratulations to Jeremy Robinson - our Man of the Match and Fougere Gordon our Rookie of the Match. Two great stories as Jeremy just arrived from Wisconsin with more than a little previous experience and Fougere is just one of many VFMA men who are literally infiltrating our ranks.

Thanks to the Hibos for being the gracious host once again.

Mar 19 2010

Let's get there on time to warm up and walk through ...
We will be playing multiple sessions, some of them being instructional when necessary.   It is full contact (bring cleats/mouth pieces), but we will dictate the games as needed to ensure everyone is safe and understands the flow of the game.

Mar 18 2010

Remember when all we needed to do the weeks between the end of the fall semester and the beginning of the spring semester was pace ourselves. It was crucial on New Year's Eve. Yes we were going to go out all night, of course, but we needed to make sure we had enough in the tank to make it through New Years day. Well, it looks like my brother Michael got his beauty sleep ... Clark-ee ... not so much.

Mar 15 2010

This Saturday, March 20th the West Chester University Men’s Rugby Club will host Loyola College in the quarter-final round of the 2010 Mid-Atlantic Rugby Union DII Championships. The match will be played in Farrell Stadium with the kickoff scheduled for 6:30 PM. We would like to extend to you and your teammates an invitation to come out and support us.
 

Mar 12 2010

I was listening to the Flyers game on the way to practice last night and one of the announcers mentioned Gordie Howe. I'm kinda old, so I remember Gordie Howe when he played. His first season in the NHL was 1946-1947. I'm not that old! But he played his last NHL season 1979-1980. I remember his last season!

Mar 9 2010

My Alma Mata, Cornell University, recently hired a new head football coach. Keeping up as well as I can with the happenings of my old school, I clicked through an email to read about what we were getting. Something struck a cord in Kent Austin's quote. He said, "We're not in this to be competitive. We're in this to be champions." Now that is a statement.

Dec 22 2009

Allentown played in the Norfolk tournament in VA Beach... There were 12 teams, and we were the only teams from the north... The southern boys were pissed that we were both in the final.

One other item of interest in that game was that George and I raced into the In Goal after a ball (talk about speedsters!) and I fell on it first to prevent a try by George :) philly won 12-0...
Oh, and one more thing for your amusement ... you were always a 60s/early 70s kind of guy ... The attached is as close as we could come to a formal team picture ... and it's also the first rugby picture in which I know Heide is to be found (lower left) ... Gregg Jones took the picture and therefore is not in it ...

Man, that was a long time ago ...

Dec 21 2009

George Betzler can only watch helplessly in the back of the line.
Allentown v. Philadelphia circa 1971. Evidently, the game was played in Norfolk the only 2 teams from the North Allentown and Philadelphia played in the final. Philadelphia won 12-0.

Dec 9 2009

Richard and Hall of Famer Puddinhead are heading up the recruting for future players and coaching coordination. If you are a local coach, contact Richard or Pud for more information.

Richard Paquin
richlogical1@verizon.net
610.742.2546

Marsh Pennington

Dec 1 2009

Mutt and Jeff will be teaming up to put the spring 2010 schedule together. ...that's Michael Verrill and Jeff Schmidt