Friday, May 29, 2015

DU College 7s last word, et al

Final Word on 7s and the Upcomer
One word to describe USA Rugby’s College 7s National Championships at University of Denver where 52 of the premier college seven-a-side squads in America competed this past Memorial Day weekend and that is… well, as in:
  • ·  well-appointed the trio of pitches on campus, two of which are full-sized, with extended try zones;
  • ·        well-sorted the four weather-related stoppages caused by lightning; three on Saturday and a halt was had on Sunday, too – no steps missed by the competition hierarchy who ensured an eminently acceptable continuity of play;
  • ·        well-secured, the venue by affable elements of University of Denver Pioneers Men’s Rugby Club;
  • ·        well-managed, as ever, the matches by the referee cohort;
  • ·        well-worked the collaboration between our national governing body , USA Rugby, and University of Denver Events Council;
  • ·        well-played each and every match by the men and women onpitch;
  • ·        well-spoken about, the entire affair, by those whom providence and intelligence empowered to be there for the entertaining spectacle.

… and that, my friends, was all that was well and good on the weekend last hereabouts.
This upcomer sees two distinct examples of entering and emerging rugby talent in the form of:
  • ·        High School Girls 7s at 3:00 PM, 2701 W. 136th Ave, Broomfield, Co
  • ·        brace of TRY League (incoming age-grade through U-15s) Jamborees – these often draw more than 1,000 youth - on the northside of Denver Metroplex at Boulder’s PleasantView Rugby Complex, which is located northwest of the intersection of Longmont Diagonal Highway and Valmont Rd. and also on Denver’s southside at David Lorenz Rugby Grounds, which is located southeast of the intersection of east County Line and South Colorado Boulevard in Centennial

And don’t forget, Glasgow Warriors v Munster Rugby at Ravenhill, Belfast for Guinness Pro12 championship is tomorrow, Saturday. It’ll be Canada international DTH Van der Merwe’s last run with the Gleska’ bunch afore he heads to Ospreys next season. And you know what they say, “Gleska’, Gleska’ überalles, Gleska’ by the sea; Gleska’, Gleska’ never fall-es, ‘at’s the town for me  

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