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Club History.

The Connecticut Grey is an Old Boys rugby club consisting of aging but ageless ruggers dedicated to the principle, “The Older We Get, The Better We Were.” We are a proud member of the USA Rugby Football Union. We play our home games at the YMCA’s Mountain Mist Outdoor Center in Meriden, Connecticut, located just off Interstate 91, between New Haven and Hartford. We play a split spring/fall season against Old Boys sides throughout the northeast. If you are 35 or older and aren’t ready to give in to good common sense, we’d love to hear from you. We especially welcome touring sides to come play us.

Sanford “Sandy” Woodard, Founding Member

The Connecticut Grey Rugby Union Football Club had its origins in Oxford, Connecticut, on a snowy Saturday in January, 1979, when eleven over-aged rugby players from the Connecticut Yankees and the Hartford Wanderers met to attempt to get regular matches with quality opposition. Attending were: Mike Marcus (Yankees), Bill Aman (Hartford), Jim Farrell (Hartford), Jeff Bouvier (Yankees), Gus Rees (Yankees), Phil Grannan (Yankees), Derek Couturas (Yankees), MacRae Ross (Yankees), Tom Furness (Hartford) Sandy Woodard (Yankees & Hartford) and Sean Murray (Yankees). Phoning in his participation was Chris Johnson (Hartford). Soon to join were Keith Hope, Jim Greenfield, John Zabel, Larry Mowell, Paul Guertin, Thom Shaughnessy, Mike Cunha, Nick Guidice, Hal Hansen, Bob Kefford, John O’Brien and Brian O’Donnell, rounding out the first season’s roster