Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Summer Mountain Rugby on the Weekend: Real Fireworks!

2019 Summer Mountain Rugby 

Gentlemen of Aspen v Vail RFC: PreWRap

The Mountain XVs of Aspen and Vail have been working the pill for better than half century on the pitches in their respective aeries. The record of the results entered the forgiving mists of ages, but to be sure, each and every fixture has been contested 80-minutes plus at the highest level allowable under rugby law, union code. Saturday’s match at Rio Grande Park will be no different. The sides regularly turn out quality players: from European and South Hemisphere stars on walkabout, to elements of the elite North American college crowd, to a well-grounded base of local talent, these sides are representative of a grade of play that is expressed with clinical precision and is a grand example of our game.

Vail, with two games in the bucket, showed well against a Colorado Springs Grizzlies summer side, “and then got a shellacking against the World Rugby North u22 team,” reports  Vail RFC spokesman, Chris Chantler, “so we have had a run, but no cohesive patterns of play yet.”

Aspen have yet to lose this season and the Gentlemen, no doubt, eagerly await their Rocky Mountain rivals for this, the match upon which a club’s season might very well turn....

Breck v 'Boat

On the Highest Rugby Pitch (continuous play) in America, Gentlemen of the Blue Goose RFC will host Steamboat Springs RFC, at Kingdom Park in Summit County - kicks at 1pm, Saturday.

Thus far in the 2019 Mountain League it’s an Aspen table with the Gentlemen counting four victories against no losses:

* indicates non-league results
- standings compiled from data provided by your Rocky Mountain Rugby Referees Society

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