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Tony’s Bar and Grill, Stonehouse Grille and Floyd’s 99 Barbershop. He envisions a group of like-minded business owners who enjoy watching the sport, appreciate the connection and exposure to players and other businesses in the network, and who extend and receive benefits like discounts or services within the CPC community. “We support our CPC members with several membership benefits and through multitiered social marketing campaigns that drive traffic to their businesses,” says Whitmore. “There’s a lot to gain from being a CPC member,” says Jim Katopodis, manager of Tony’s Bar and Grill. “We’ve seen more traffic because of our membership over the last three years. Because of the after game get-togethers where they bring the away team in, we’ve become known as the rugby bar in town. Then those teams start coming in too and bringing their friends.” Katopodis sums up the dissonance that embodies first impressions of the rugby club when he says, “They’re great big guys, and at first I thought they might be trouble. But that’s not them at all … they’re really responsible … they’re gentlemen.” Corey Radman is a writer and mother of two who would turn tail and run like the wind if one of these players spotted her with the ball.

How is Rugby Played? Rugby is easiest to learn by watching a match with someone who can explain it as the action plays out, but here are a few basics: • The game is played in two non-stop 40-minute periods, with a 10-minute halftime. There are no time-outs. • Each team has 15 players on the field – eight forwards and seven backs. Generally, forwards are bigger and lay the groundwork for smaller, more agile backs to score. • The ball is advanced by being kicked or run by a player. No forward passing is allowed. • Points are scored in several ways: a try (the sport’s equivalent to a touchdown) scores five points and is made by grounding the ball into the goal; a subsequent conversion kick scores two points; penalty kicks and drop goals each score three points.


2010-04 Lydia's Style Magazine  
2010-04 Lydia's Style Magazine  

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