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ERRFU 4.17.13

View Aurora Saracens ready up!

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In This Issue: Match capsules and reports: Women’s - CU v Boulder, Black Ice v Raptors Men’s - Air Force Academy v Texas A & M (USAR Varsity Cup action by: Rich Bristol) Raptors v Harlequins (d-2), Raptors v Highlanders (d-1), Boulder v Barbos (d-1) Colorado Preps: Division Standings Vail Mountain re-opens for the weekend – Bart Cuomo works his magic!!! 303 RFC: Mustering TRY League Symposium – June 8, 2013 SummerTime… and the living is rugby SkiTown Rugby at the head of the Canyon World Beat Rugby: - NoHemi: Aviva, French XIV, RaboDirect Pro12 leagues tighten up SoHemi: Super XV Rugby - Results and Standings We've got mouse-overs! Double-click on most images, or right/click and choose “open hyperlink”

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ERRFU Referee Society essential tuneage for 21st century rugby

USA

Who can take the Hitt?

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Boulder Babes v University of Colorado - friendly crossover: recap

"K-Flare" goes to tackle

image: Nell Drake

In a crossover fixture between Boulder’s university and club sides, 15 trys-scored in total and 10 groundings shared in the first forty meant knotted tallies at the half, lively action throughout the match and a fantastic finish that kept the crowd on PleasantView’s estimable hillside viewing slope riveted on the entertaining, onfield play for fully 80 minutes. With scores drawn 31-all at halftime, CU alum and current Boulder captain, Kate “K-Flare” Flaherty led her squad to victory against USAR All-American and CU backrow lock Colleen “Coco” Carey’s scholastics. Three second-half dots (two converted) versus a pair of unconverted Buffs scores in the second stanza resulted in a final score of 50-41 to the Babes on a perfect Colorado rugby day. Match Official: Chris Ratay

Rugby On

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Black Ice WRFC v Glendale Raptors WRFC – friendly Denver Black Ice and Glendale Raptors Women’s RFCs got after it for 80 minutes on the Saturday afternoon at Dick’s Rugby Goods Sports Grounds #14 in weather conditions which ranged from sunny warmth to a biting, chilly breeze and under variably overcast skies. Ice got in front early with a converted try in the twelfth minute, but a handful of first-period Raptors groundings meant 31-7 midway numbers in the travelers favor. Better defensive expression in the second stanza by the homeside abetted by a penalty goal and a touch down for Ice, against a converted try by their guests resulted in a final of 38-15 to Glendale. Match Official: Ginger Stringer

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USA Rugby Varsity Cup warmup by: Rich Bristol Date: 4/13/13 Time: 2:30pm Location: Penberthy Fields, College Station, TX Temp: 82 degrees

AFA flanker Kenneth Kinderwater and a powerful corner grounding

image: R. Bristol

The trip began on Thursday, 4/11, at 5:00pm when the team climbed aboard a bus at the Air Force Academy for what would be a 15 hour overnight trip to southern Texas. The team arrived, quite wearily, and quickly acclimated to the Texas heat during a quick training session on Friday afternoon. The Air Force Academy Zoomies squared off in College Station on Saturday, April 13th, as an exhibition match highlighting a weekend of youth rugby held on the Texas A&M intramural fields. The Zoomies had only played a few XV's matches this spring while the Aggies came into the match quite confident in their undefeated ARC record. Missing a couple of key players, this was to be the Zoomies last test prior to starting the Varsity Cup and they really wanted to have a good showing.

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The match started a bit sluggishly with the Zoomies (Nate Bradfield - inside centre) scoring first but the conversion attempt failed. The Aggies bounced back by scoring a couple of penalty kicks to take the lead late in the first half. With time expired, All-American lock forward, Jackson Bristol, scored on a powerful run through the middle leaving would-be tacklers laying in the dusty Texas heat after a 35 meter run. The conversion was successful by fullback Huston Harrison. The half-time score was AFA 12, TAM 6. The Zoomies picked up where they left off with quick scores by flanker Kenneth Kinderwater and 8-man Nick Lundin and the score was 24-6. The Aggies never quit and slotted another penalty kick. The Zoomies responded with a long interception by outside centre, Joe Rippe. That, with the conversion by Harrison, made the score 31-9. The Aggies weren't finished yet after scoring twice to bring the score to 31-21. The Zoomies ended full-time with a 90 meter run by outside centre, Joe Rippe, for a final score of 38-21. That evening, after some fine Texas BBQ, the team climbed back on the bus for a long night on the road home. Thankfully, the mood was festive after a hard earned win in the hot Texas sun.

Go Zoomies!

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Harlequins v Raptors

Glendale claimed the ERRFU men’s Division-2 crown with a decisive, 84-0 victory over previously unbeaten Denver Harlequins on Sunday afternoon at the Cooker. With strong north wind backing to the west and clear, sunny skies the travelers did the necessary and then some, dotting a baker’s dozen of groundings en route to the win that puts them a single table point ahead of the Quins for the union title. In a match that featured much action between the 22s early on from both sides, the visitors got on the front foot for good in the 25th minuite, establishing their platforms well and turning ball over consistently at breakdown to ensure much possession. 30 points from flyer Braden Shoop on a tryple, one penalty struck and half dozen conversions made for that left wing’s big day while thirteen trys in total were touched down by nine different Raptors on the day. Glendale Raptors will now represent the union in the first playoff rounds in Omaha, Nebraska at the month’s end. Scoring Quins – Try:; Con:; Pen: Raptors– Try: Shoop (3), Pocket, Reed, Sharp, Sarmiento (2), Flores (2), Dallas, Smith, Evans; Con: Shoop (6), Sarmiento, Dallas; Pen: Shoop Match Officials: Paul Johnston, Ray Hernandez, Larry Johnson Raptors v Highlanders harlequinsraptorssundayharlequinsraptorssundayharlequinsraptorssundayharlequinsraptorssunday


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Heated action on s chilly StoveTop

image by: trotski

Glendale Raptors snowed crosstown rival Denver Highlanders, 18-5, in a wildly boisterous league finale for the clubs at the StoveTop on Monday evening. The area’s greatest snowdump of the year meant a move from the Infinity Rugby Complex Stadium to the adjacent artificial turf pitch for the match, though no real advantage was garnered by either side due to the less-than-ideal conditions. Raptors turned over ball after kickoff and worked patiently into the Denver 22 with short, stabbing bangers off the maul complemented by first-channel industry from its near three-quarters. Staunch defensive effort by the travelers in their business district kept Glendale at arm’s length of goal, but only just as Denver clearance kicks did not go to touch, but instead to the capably dangerous Raptors wings-fullback array; the hosts were relentless in attack and Denver were on the rear foot. Glendale rumbled into the Highlanders 22 and down into the business district. The Predators claimed first blood after an extended period of work in Highlanders territory had the breakdown closeby goal. Swift service to inside center Preston Bryant set the five-eighths free to cross-and-dot: Raptors up front 5-0 in the 11th minute. Though weather conditions were certainly unhelpful in aiding ball-handling, each side employed the close-in, short game with Glendale impressive for its mobile maul, consuming considerable chunks of ground in steady movement of its forwards. Failure to release at tackle (either ball by the tacklee, or tackled player by the tackler) infringements halted play more than knocks or mishandles and enabled lengthy downfield hoists to touch and thus, clearance relief. A penalty struck midway through the first stanza by Raptors standoff, Chad London, made the numbers 8 and nil as snow continued to fall and the breeze picked up a bit. Now came Highlanders, aided by penalty advancements to touch by Denver flyhalf, Ewen Scott’s cannon, and soon the visitors were knocking at the Raptors door. Ball provided to a streaking engine roomee, Jamie Chipman, allowed the lock clear access to the Promised Land and his subsequent touch down made things close at 8-5 after 28 minutes had elapsed. Wind died down, but the rate of snowfall increased as the lads went off to lockers at referee Erik Geib’s halftime signal. boulderbabescuwomenboulderbabescuwomenboulderbabescuwomenboulderbabescuwomen


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The second forty featured patient work by Raptors, maintaining possession and moving toward their guests’ goal until turnover and explosive reply by Highlanders took play into the home team’s territory as the StoveTop flamed hotly in the chill of the spring storm. Denver’s try-scorer Chipman viewed the yellow three-quarters of the way through the match and sat for a tenner as Glendale applied the pressure to the now 14-man Highlanders squad. Raptors found joy almost immediately as blindside flanker, Pat Doyle, snatched ball from the loose, three meters out, and dove into goal for the try that made it 13-5 with 61 minutes recorded. Glendale got the last shout with USA Eagles 8-man, Nic Johnson, powering across the paint to ground the final score at the 71st minute: record of 18-5 to Glendale and a move to sole possession of the number two slot in the league just now. Raptors are awaiting the outcome of tonight’s Boulder-Barbarians fixture to determine when they will play on Saturday. Scoring Glendale – Try: Bryant, Doyle, Johnson; Con: London; Pen: London Denver - Try: Chipman; Con:; Pen: Match Officials: Erik Geib, Joe Davis, Rey Hernandez

Boulder RFC v Denver Barbarians RFC

Field cleared with snow falling

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Barbarians touched down the bonus point by the thirtieth minute to secure 54-12 victory and the second seed in the upcoming weekend’s division-1 tournament at Infinity Rugby Complex, Glendale. Barbos will play top-seeded Provo Steelers in the final match on Saturday, while Boulder goes against Denver Highlanders in the early afternoon macth for the right to advance to the territorial rounds and then on to nationals in June. Glendale Raptors host Kansas City Blues RFC in the middle match on Saturday.

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Western Rugby Football Union Played Won Lost Tied Points

Provo Steelers

5

4

0

Denver Barbarians

5

4

1

Glendale Raptors

5

3

1

Kansas City Blues

5

2

3

10

Boulder

5

1

4

4

Denver Highlanders

1

Men's D-1 Match Table, Results and Upcomers:

21 18

1

17

Results Raptors 18, Highlanders 5

5

0

5

2 Boulder 12, Barbarians 54

Saturday, April 20@Infinity 12pm: Boulder v Highlanders; 2pm: Raptors v Blues; 4pm: Steelers v Barbarians

D-2, 3 Playoffs Set ERRFU Men’s Divisions 2 and 3 playoff frames are sorted. Glenbdale Raptors will represent the union in the first round of the D-2 post-season play in Omaha, Nebraska at the end of this month. In the men’s D-3, undefeated Denver Harlequins will go on the road to eastern Nebraska and represent our union in the initial rounds of the third division post-season action at Omaha on the weekend of April 27, 28.

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Colorado Prep League Standings

Division 1 East High Angels Colorado Springs Grizzlies Aurora Saracens Littleton Eagles Cherry Creek Bruins Regis Jesuit Raiders Chaparral Wolverines

GP W

L

T

Pts

Division 2

GP W

L

T

PTS

4

4

0

19

Fort Collins

5

5

0

24

3

3

0

15

5 4

3 2

2 2

14 10

Jr. Gents PAC RFC Castle Rock

4 5 5

4 4 3

0 14 1

1

20 20 18

3

2

1

9

4

2

1

1

13

6

1

5

8

4 4

1 1

3 3

7 6

5

0

5

0

Boulder Lions Harlequins RFC Tigers RFC Pikes Peak Stormers SWARM RFC Warriors RFC

4 4 5

0 0 0

4 4 5

0 0 0

High School Table

Division 3

GP

W

L

Titans Rugby

4

4

0

18

Jr. Griffins

4

3

1

10

Ridge View Academy

3

2

1

9

Northside Vikings

4

2

2

8

East HS Red

4

1

3

4

Glendale Raptors

5

0

5

0

T

PTS

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303 RFC kicks it for the TRY League Thursday, April 23rd – first training session at City Park Registration is OPEN: This year Rugby Colorado has moved to online registration to make the enrollment process easier on clubs and parents. We will no longer require any paperwork or 2 payments, one to the Manager of Finance or to 303 Rugby! Instead only one payment will be necessary and you can do this online. If there is anyone that would like to pay in another form please contact me. To register please visit link below: Changes to the TRY League: Over the offseason there have been a few significant changes to our league. Most importantly, age group naming has changed to even years and we have added 2 new divisions (U13 and U14). For example, last year we had U7, U9, U11, U13, and U15. This has changed to U8, U10, U12, U13, U14, and U16. This has changed nothing as far as age group breakdowns other than the label except for the U13 and U14 levels which are now single age divisions. See below for appropriate age divisions. To register, go to: https://www.allplayers.com/g/303_rfc_youth_rugby1/

RMC June 14 - 16

Summer rugby is on the horizon!

Rocky Mountain Challenge – All Star U-17s and U-19s featuring the best emerging men's rugby talent in the country, June 14-16 Mountain 15s League: June through August B-G Wednesday Night 7s League – Denver – youth, men's and women's 7s

Cowpie 15s Rugby Tournament, Saturday July 13 in Steamboat Springs Denver 7s: Dick's Sporting Goods Rugby Park – Saturday, July 20 SkiTown 15s Rugby Tournament – Glenwood Springs men's and women's 15s competitions Vail Olde Boys – Saturday, August 10 Serevi 7s – Kettle and StoveTop – Saturday, August 17

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Try Rugby Symposium 2013 Registration Form Advertise Your Business to Over 2,000 Rugby Parents

Event Name: 1st TRY Rugby Symposium (Limited to 40 vendors per Event) Event Fee: $50.00 each + Door Prize/Silent Auction Item (Value: $50.00 and up) Event Time: Time: 9:00am to 2:00pm - Setup Time: 8:00am - Rain Check: July 6th, 2013 Trailwinds Park, Thornton, CO Deadline: Saturday, June 8th, 2013 Northern Event Place: Trailwinds Park, 13500 Holly St, Thornton, CO - Saturday, June 22nd, 2013 Southern Event Place: David A. Lorenz Regional Park, 8422 S Colorado Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO, June 29 th, 2013 I will attend and will provide my own table, chairs and canopy and agree to pay the event fee and donate an item(s). I will not be attending but will donate something for the Silent Auction and/or Door Prize. Item Description: ______________________________________________________Value: _____________Qty:_______ I will donate $50.00 to be used to purchase items for the silent auction or door prize under my name and/or Business. A hard card with all the vendors names will be given to potential clients 18 years of age and older. Each person must visit each vendor for information on their products. Vendors will stamp/initial their spot on the card. Upon completion of visiting all vendors the card will be turned in to the Main Symposium Tent. The participants will then be entered for three high value Door Prizes to be given out starting at 2:15pm. The Silent Auction will begin at 9:00pm and end at 2:30pm. Need not be present to claim these items. TRY Board Members or Sponsors are not eligible to win. Name: ___________________________________________________ Business Name: _________________________________ Address: __________________________________________________Business Type: _________________________________ City:______________________________________________________State: _______________ ZIP:_____________________ Work Phone: ________________________________Website: _____________________________________________________ CONFIRMATIONS ARE E-MAILED: ______________________________________________@__________________.COM ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------Amount Paid: ____________________________

Cash: ________________

Payment by Credit Card: _________________

Check #: ____________ Payable to: RUGBY COLORADO

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Defiance Rugby Club An Invitation to Play:

Ski Town 2013 August 3rd and 4th Glenwood Springs, Colorado Mtn/Div 2 Men’s 2 Pitches 2 Days

Old Boys Trophy Round Sunday

Women Lodging

Party

Surrounded by Mountains in Beautiful Glenwood Springs Just Voted the Best Small Town to Visit in America! Hot Springs

Rafting

Amusement Park

Bring the Girlfriend! Bring the Wife! Bring the kids! Mother-in-law for the Old Boys’ Amusement! Details:

$350 Entry Fee

8 Team Brackets

Bring the

Trophies

And Of Course

FREE BEER FOR ALL THE RUGGERS! Enjoy Great Competition, Natural Beauty, Tune Up For The Fall! Come Rugby and Party with the Mountain Boys! Contact: Bob Herrell, dbadbob@aol.com Scott Archuleta, glenwoodrugby@yahoo.com

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World Beat

Colorado

World Beat

Fabulist Scribe H. Richard and L. Trotski, RA's Pithy Scribe, for Rugby Scribes

Heineken Cup Quarterfinals – Knockouts Saracens, who have raced to the Premiership helm recently, did not have much trouble hosting and roasting former RaboDirect Pro12 frontrunners, Ulster, as the homeside broke a 6-all tie three-quarters of the way through the first stanza on openside will Fraser's grounding; Sarries and England standoff, Owen Farrell, split the sticks for 17 on six-from-seven struck from the boot; Ulster managed three Ruan Pienaar penalty kicks only until blindside break, Ian Henderson, dotted in the 78 th minute for the final record at 27-16 at Twickers on the day; Montpellier led Clermont Auvergne through more than three-quarters of the first forty on the strength of three Benoit Paillaugue penalty conversions before a try by second center Aurelien Rougerie put the visitors in the backseat for good as the Clermont back-three counted over 300 meters in counter-advancements during the siege; the hosts SA-born openside, Gerhard Vosloo, featured in significant ground-coverage in the match, ranging far, fast and wide in his efforts to keep the travelers on their rear leg at the 36-14 victory; It was Ronan O'Gara 6 to Freddie Burns at 4 as Munster surprised Harlequins at The Stoop, 18-12 on Sunday last; Munster lock, Paul O'Connell, and his mates brought the mountain to the funnymen's front door as their forwards rocked then rolled up the 'Quins pack; in a span of 16, second-stanza minutes, four O'Gara sticksplitters provided for the result in the forwards-dominated match; Of the last quarterfinal of the round, one word in two parts, Jonathan Peter Wilkinson; the former England flyhalf is worse than a smart referee to opponents looking to get away with one thing or another, for his commanding boot will punish any and all infringements from pretty much anywhere in the park; and he did just that Sunday in Stade FÊlix-Mayol on six-from-six penalty completions and one-of-two dropped goals for 21 markers as Toulon topped Leicester 21-15; Wilkinson's understudy, Toby Flood, had all the points for the travelers in the losing effort Upcoming Semifinals Saturday, April 27: Clermont Auvergne v Munster, Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier; Sunday, April 28: Saracens v Toulon, Twickenham Stadium, London boulderbabescuwomenboulderbabescuwomenboulderbabescuwomenboulderbabescuwomen


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RaboDirect Pro12 Club

Games

Won

Lost Tied Table points

Ulster

20

15

4

1

Leinster

20

15

5

68

Glasgow

20

14

6

67

Ospreys

20

14

5

Scarlets

20

14

6

Munster

20

10

9

1

48

Benetton Treviso

20

8

10

1

39

Treviso v Edinburgh, Stadio Comunale di Monigo, 12:30

Cardiff Blues

20

8

12

38

Glasgow v Ospreys, Scotstoun, 12:35

Connacht

20

8

11

36

Edinburgh

20

6

14

32

Dragons

20

5

15

23

Zebre

20

0

20

9

1

71

62 62

Five clubs left to sort four playoff spots with two fixtures remaining. Any of the current gang of five could concievably place first as, with 10 points available in the last two matches and only nine points separating the front five, well math may not have been my strength, but when you work those numbers anything is possible regards the present top handful of clubs in RDP12 and their positions on the chart come season’s final whistle.

Upcomers: top four sides playoff Fri 4.19 Dragon v Munster, Rodney Parade, noon

Connacht v Ulster, Galway Sportsground, 12:45 Sat 4.20 Scarlets v Cardiff, Parc y Scarlets, 11:30 Sun 4.21 Zebre v Leinster, Stadio 29 Aprile, 8:00

Got Rugby

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French Top XIV top six playoff, first two get an initial round bye

Club

Games Won Lost Tied

Table points

Orange Top XIV With a brace of fixtures left on the table, the front two, Toulon and Clermont will rest in the first playoff round while Toulouse, Castres, Racing Metro and Montpellier appear to have the final four playoff slots in hand. However, Perpignan, in seventh just now may slip into the post-season mix with significant victory in its last two and significant defeats by current numbers 3 through 6

Toulon

24

17

6

1

84

Clermont Auvergne

24

17

6

1

82

Toulouse

24

16

8

Castres

24

14

8

Racing Metro

24

15

9

68

Montpellier

24

15

9

67

Perpignan

24

13

11

61

Biarritz

24

11

12

1

52

Grenoble

24

11

12

1

50

Stade Francais

24

11

13

Bayonne

24

10

13

1

49

Bordeaux Begles

24

7

16

1

43

Agen

24

5

19

27

Mont-deMarsan

24

2

22

15

Sat 4.20 Clermont v Toulouse;

Agen v Perpignan;

Bayonne v Montpellier;

Bordeaux v Biarritz;

Castres v Mont-de-Marsan; Grenoble v Toulon; Sun 4.21

Stade Franรงais v Racing Metro

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Aviva Premiership top four to semifinals

Club

Games Won Lost Tied

Table points

Saracens

20

16

3

1

78

Leicester Tigers

20

14

5

1

68

Harlequins

20

13

7

60

Northampton Saints

20

13

7

59

Gloucester

20

11

8

1

54

Exeter Chiefs

20

10

9

1

50

Bath

20

9

10

1

48

London Wasps

20

9

11

Worcester Warriors

20

5

14

1

33

Sale Sharks

20

6

13

1

31

London Irish

20

6

13

1

30

London Welsh

20

4

16

Saracens and Tigers are in and will most likely host the first rounds. Harlequins and Saints are most likely in, but should either or both of those teams falter in their final pair of fixtures, both Gloucester and Exeter Chiefs have not been mathematically eliminated.

47

18 Upcomers

Saturday, 4.20 Bath v Tigers; Worcester v Harlequins;

Gloucester v Saracens; Saints v Sharks

London Irish v London Welsh;

Sunday, 4.21 Wasps v Chiefs

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Distances between land masses not to scale

Australia S R C

G W L

New Zealand S R C

T Pts

South Africa S R C

G

W

L

T

Pts

Chiefs

7

5

2

29

Brumbies

8

6

1

33

Reds

8

6

2

31

Blues

7

4

3

27

Waratahs 7

3

4

21

Hurricanes

7

4

3

23

Force

8

2

6

15

Crusaders

7

3

4

22

Rebels

8

2

5

15

Highlanders 7

0

7

6

Sharks Cheetahs Bulls Stormers Kings

G

W

L

7 8 7 7 7

5 5 4 3 2

2 3 3 4 4

Results - Round 9 Chiefs 23 – Reds 31;

Blues 28 Hurricanes 6;

Rebels 27 – Kings 30;

Force 16 – Crusaders 14;

Stormers 22 – Sharks 15;

Bulls 26 – Cheetahs 20

Highlanders 19 – Brumbies 30

Upcomers – Round 10 Hurricanes v Force;

Waratahs v Chiefs;

Crusaders v Highlanders;

Reds v Brumbies;

Sharks v Cheetahs;

Kings v Bulls;

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Pts

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