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Weekend Happenings

Greetings, There are a few things going on this weekend: 1.  There is a touch Rugby tournament tomorrow in New Haven starting at 1 pm.  Dirty Boulevard rules will apply and anyone can participate. 2.  The Connecticut Roller Girls kick off their season tomorrow night.  Could be fun to watch some Roller Derby.  It's a double header.  Doors open at 5:00 PM Kick off is at 6:00PM.  Where:  CT Sports Center, 21 S. Bradley Rd, Woodbridge CT.  (They sell beer there.) Cheers!

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Captain’s Match Report

Old Blue 39 Grey 24 Great match to start the spring season.  Great facility and excellent officiating.  Old Blue scored first about 12 minutes into the match.  Bill Bishop answered a few minutes later and we were up 7-5.  Old Blue scored 2 more tries in the first half.  Brian Doheny scored our second try and we were down 17-12 at half after 35 minutes of play.  Using the wind and playing in old Blues half we scored 2 more tries by Kev Dog and Beaver.  After 60 minutes the score was 24-24 and we attacked with a kick and Jeff Snider was sent to the bin for 8 minutes.  Old Blue gained momentum...

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Info for Saturday

Grey, Our first game of the 2012 Spring Season is upon us.  We are playing Old Blue at their home pitch (if you haven't let the Captains know if you're coming or not, you better get on that!).  Kick off is 11:30 AM.  I will send out Park and Ride locations later in the week.  Here is the note from Old Blue on how to get to their field and all of the rules they have to use the facility (I don't think there will be a test): Please note there is currently construction at the facility; entrance can be gained by going past the main gate and entering near the football stadium. Unfortunately...

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A Grey Family Loss

Fellow Grey, Brendan Coffey's father passed away on Saturday.  He sent us the following note: My old man passed into heaven on St. Patrick's Day with me at his side.  He was at peace.  He began life in the worst possible circumstances but pulled himself up by his boot straps, journeyed to America and started a family.  In his day, he was a pretty good Irish footballer for County Kerry but he always poked me for playing that rough game of rugby.  Yet, he understood the competition and comradeship of it too.  In another day or another life, you might have found him lining up along side...

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Captain Lou’s Practice Report

Grey, About 27 players participated in 9;00am practice and then went to watch two six nation matches.Thanks to all for making this a worthwhile endeavor.Welcome to the new members that participated for the first time.Lots of good things happened as we reviewed plays and did some basic skills to shake off the winter dust.This Saturday we have our first match in New York against Old Blue.This will be a great challenge and we need to be prepared mentally and physically for an intense match.The need for urgency has to be there.We have to want to get to the breakdown and support the ball.But not commit...

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Read Me

All, Practice  tomorrow, 9:00 AM, on our home pitch...  Wait, there's more...following practice will be 6 Nations Madness at Chicago Sams (formerly Rookies).  They are not showing the first game, just so you guys can make it to practice!  Doors will open at 10:30 for the 10:45 game. Dust off the cob-webs, clean your boots and get yourself to the pitch!  Oh and if you haven't done so already, dues are due.  Please bring your check, cash or other negotiable interest with you so you can get square with the club.   Wait, there's more...we, as a club, will be making a donation to the Jonesy...

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Rugby History

From Mike Rowan via Fred Seeger through Mr. Eddie Carr: How the game of Rugby evolved: This is a perspective on how `backs' became known as such. It is largely unknown to players and followers of the modern game of rugby, that in the very early days it started off purely as a contest for forwards in opposition in line-outs, scrums, rucks and mauls. This pitted eight men of statuesque physique, of supreme fitness and superior intelligence in packs against one another. In those days, the winner was the pack that had gained most set pieces. The debasement of the game began when backs were...

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Reminder

Fellow Grey, This is a reminder that we have practice this Saturday, March 17th at Mountin Mist, our home field in Meriden.  Practice starts at 9:00 AM sharp.  Rookies is showing 3 Rugby games this Saturday, so there will be some fun things to watch as we hydrate post practice. Come for a run, watch some Rugby, drink some beer and eat.  What else can you ask for on Saturday?  If you haven't done so already let Captain Lou know whether you'll be attending pracitce or not.   Lou's email is loupetruzzello10@sbcglobal.net Thanks, David

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Training This Coming Saturday – Let Lou Know Whether You’re Going To Be There Or Not

Thanks to all those who have responded to the first note that went out.Many may have missed it because of the title.[Editor's note:  The author of the previous note has been summarily fired]Please let me know asap if you can make the training on 3/17 at 9:00am.Even if you can not make it please let me know what your plans are for the season.We have a match on 3/24 at Old Blue and then away at GONY and Morris on 4/7 and 4/14 respectively.We need 25 responses to make the training a go and we don't even have 10.The weather will be nice this week so get some training on your own.We have a challenging...

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Executive Committeee Meeting

A meeting of the Connecticut Grey Executive Committee will take place at Rookies, Wednesday, March 14th. All are invited.

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