Back home today. It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon at George Washington Middle School in Alexandria for the annual ”Old Boys” rugby tournament.
My usual team (NOVA Old Boys) was not entered so I picked up a game with “The Wild Geese,” a motley squad of ruggers from western Fairfax, Loudoun and Maryland.
We played two games. I played in the second against the Alexandria Roosters, who have a number of foreign players, mostly French, and some young, fast backs. (“Young” is under 40 and “fast” is able to run fifty yards without stopping). They beat us 25-0.
I made a couple tackles with my face, thereby earning a nice cut over the left eye. They didn’t stop the fight.
Felt great to be on the field. Now watching the Skins in overtime.
Gano from 48 … Victory!