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In This Issue: Colorado High School: East High Angels v Cherry Creek – match report Men's D-1: Glendale Raptors v Boulder RFC – match report Air Force v Wyoming and Grizzlies v Wolverines scrimmages – pictorial by RA's Ursine Scribe, Curtis Fletcher Colorado Springs Grizzlies to HSNIT Frozen Oosik Rugby – "What was that all about?" - multimedia by RA's Alaskan Scribe, Bob Lyon Glendale Raptors enter 2013 Community Service World Beat Rugby: - NoHemi: RDP12, Top 14, Aviva Premiership, Heineken Cup, and SoHemi: Super XV Rugby up and running… fast and fulsome! - Trotski One Day at Rugby School – Richard – No v So We've got mouse-overs! Double-click on most images, or right/click and choose “open hyperlink”

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Colorado High School: Division 1 (60 minute matches, 30 minute halves)

Denver East Angels v Cherry Creek Bruins A massive effort on the part of East Rugby Club to remove the week's snow bounty found the playing surface one mile high and perfectly dry by midday Saturday for kickoff of the initial Division-1 league fixture of the State's high school season. The re-match of a 2012 State semifinal, which was won by the Bruins in overtime, was physical, lively, and fine early-season form as the sides got down to business after the lengthy off-season. East went up in the seventh minute as a penalty struck true by flyhalf Jackson Bock from 32 meters out off the right post meant a 3-nil advantage to the home side. An extended period of action between the 22s followed, with each side gaining ground and threatening its opponent's goal, yet handling errors and minor infringements caused stoppage and turnovers contrary to completion of the sides' respective efforts. Creek took the lead on a grounding by tighthead prop, Tane Pierce-Wahoo, after effective support work by his three-quarterline brought play to the East doorstep. Pierce-Wahoo converted his own and Creek were ahead 7-3 at minute 22. Denver replied quickly with a corner try by #15, Taj Willingham, to re-take the lead; conversion by Bock, and 10-7 to East in the 25th minute. Scores at 10 and 7 when referee Brian Kelly whistled the break. Estimable forward work by each club in the first thirty was undone by maddeningly insignificant errors that nonetheless required an exchange of possession at every instance. The initial ten minutes of the second stanza were action-packed as both sides fought to establish forward momentum and maintain possession of the pill. And it was opportunistic East who realized joy as a Bruin defense on its rear foot could not contend with the Angels attack in their half; swiftly cycled ball had an overlap out wide that put wing Tucker Stolberg away and across in the corner for Pollock's conversion with ten minutes gone in the period: East 17, Creek 7. A dazzling counter by Willingham setup the Angel's next score as the speedster jinked and janked through the defense for fifty meters into the Bruins' 22. Smart, mobile packwork had the breakdown near goal, enabling lock Duncan Frost the opportunity to cross-and-dot for a lead extension: 22-7 midway through the period. Willingham's counter for sixty through midfield and along touch meant a further East score, converted by Bock, and it was 29-7 as the hosts looked the business after 46 ticks. But Creek roared back, pressuring with ground gained by its backline under the direction of standoff, Will "SoSweet" Vea, until a tackle deemed to be dangerously high (and judged to have unfairly impeded a Cherry Creek sure-score) resulted in a penalty try award, its conversion by Pierce-Wahoo and the numbers were 2914 with the sands running fast in the 52 nd minute. con. next


East got a final touch down prior to Kelly's last blast as Frost dotted his second, and with Bock's added deuce, 36-14 was the record. Scoring Denver East - Try: Willingham (2), Stolberg, Frost (2); Con: Bock (3); Pen: Bock Cherry Creek – Try: Pierce-Wahoo, Penalty Try; Con: Pierce-Wahoo (2) Match Official: Brian Kelly Next up for East's D-1 squad is a travel date Wednesday, 3.6, at Chaparral Wolverines; Upcoming for Cherry Creek is host duty of Colorado Springs Grizzlies on that day

USA Rugby Men's Division 1 Clubside Friendly

Glendale Raptors v Boulder RFC Presentation of The Colors by the Color Guard, The National Anthem to follow, and of a stunning Colorado evening, Glendale Raptors resumed their USA Rugby Division 1 campaign opening up the Kettle in a formidable display of rugby by topping a traveling Boulder side, 90-14. Eight, first period groundings, each converted by former BYU standout and USA Eagle, #9 Shaun Davies, meant a 56-nil halftime score. Boulder were down in Glendale's business briefly in the first forty, but it was largely coach Andre Snyman's attack corps onstage with his talented three-quarterline grounding seven-of-eight in exacting form and function by halftime. Boulder crossed twice for trys in the second stanza, at 44' minutes wing Patrick Moore grounded for standoff Michael Martin's conversion, and near time, hooker Lee Wilson banged over after a lengthy period of forward work by the Boulder pack closeby goal setup the score and resulted in Martin's second completion. Evident in this Raptors XV were a number of new and renewed faces with a sense of capable determination. The swift transfer and incision of its able backline was both flashy and of good form. South African PW Botha anchors the pack, and Nic Johnson's back, so's Casey Rock and Mike Kenyon; Davies produces service to a healthy Ata Malifa at the pivot who directs an evolving three-quarter line that has newcomer Chad London joining a returned Mike Graham with four-scores-on-the-day, Dustin Croy, also in the centers; and Max StatlerDewon Reed-Iniki Fa'amausili combining at back three, and former Notre Dame running back, James Aldridge available in relief – they're fast, capitalistic, and unforgiving of opponent's mischance. Boulder coach Pete Skelton was realistic on Sunday morning: "The match showed us… how much we need to improve to get to the level of the upper clubs. We were out-classed and out muscled," he said, though he added with true rugby resolution: "The sun did come up today and we'll be back again next week," - Boulder v Barbarians match at PleasantView, 1pm on Saturday, 3.9.13 con. next


Scoring Glendale Raptors – Try: London, Malifa, Croy (4), Graham, Z. Pauga, Fa'amausili (2), Statler, Woerner, Melphy, Williams; Con: Davies (9), Melphy Boulder RFC - Try: Moore, Wilson; Con: Martin (2) Match Officials: Craig Tarr, John Kenney, Robert Baun Next up at the stadium will be USA Rugby College Men's Division-1 Rugby with University of Northern Colorado RFC playing host to Central Washington University, ranked #12 in nation – 4pm kick, Sat 3.9.13 in the Kettle followed by… Raptors Selects v Mountain Selects at 6pm

The USA Rugby Division 1 table at which our local union clubs compete spans 1,000 miles, yet four of the six clubs are within a well-swung cat of downtown Denver: Boulder RFC are a pleasant transit northwest up route 36, while Denver Barbarians and Denver Highlanders RFCs play around the town, and Glendale is centrally located inside Denver. Kansas City Blues to the east, and Provo Steelers to the west set the outer geographic boundary of the league; thus Steelers and Blues travel more. Match Table & Upcomers: Club

Played Won Lost Tied Points

Glendale Raptors

4

2

Provo Steelers

2

1

Kansas City Blues

2

1

1

5

Denver Barbarians

2

1

1

4

Boulder

3

1

2

4

Denver Highlanders

1

0

1

1

1

1

13

1

7

D-1 Match Table & Upcomers:

Boulder v Barbarians at Pleasantview on Saturday, 3.7.13, 1pm

Provo Steelers v Kansas City Blues at Provo, UT on Saturday, 3.7.13, 1pm


… and in Colorado Springs on the weekend – college and high school action in images: C. Fletcher at United States Air Force Academy – Zoomies v Cowboys – Fletcher's "Anatomy of a Scrimmage, Part 1"

Appraisal

Fling

Put

Adversity

Boot


‌ and also at the Academy - in high school, pre-season rugby action Chaparral Wolverines came in for the rugby at Grizzlies

Rugby

Grizzlies to USA Rugby National Invitational Tournament At the conclusion of this season's campaign, Colorado Springs Grizzlies are off to the High School National Invitational Tournament, to be held May 16-18, 2013 at the Moose Rugby Grounds in Elkhart, Ind. This 16side competition is considered by USA Rugby to be the Boys High School Championship in two separate categories: the single-school division where all club members attend the same school, and a division made up of clubs comprised of student-athletes from a pre-determined area which contains a number of "feeder" high schools within its stated geographic boundary, rather than a single school. This area of multiple schools is called a "cachement". All participants, however, conform to USA Rugby guidelines as to age-grade specifications.


2013 Frozen Oosik Rugby (right-click and choose "open hyperlink" for youtube bit on 2013 festival) all media by Rugby Atlas Alaskan Scribe: Bob Lyon

As part of the Fur Rondy events, a 77 years young tradition in Anchorage's fair city, the rugby was played upon a surface of ungroomed snow on the Park Strip, site of a former landing runway just south of the downtown area in Anchorage. Costumes were the order of day regards match apparel, and at the end of that day, a 0-0 draw was declared by His Omnipotence, The Lord Humungus, Sir Master Referee Owen BlueCap.

Formidable fun in the (really) Big State

even Jebus' paddies got cold

Ball out under BlueCap's optiscient glare - Gilbert wins this one, hands down!


Glendale Rugby Club commences 2013 Raptors in the Community campaign February 28, 2013 – Drew Annenberg: Glendale Raptors kicked off the 2013 Raptors in the Community campaign in January making their first Children’s Hospital visit. The campaign is supported by KMGH channel 7 located in Denver. Both men’s and women’s squads are committed to helping organizations such as the National Sports Center for the Disabled, Dani’s Foundation and Kids Running America by showing their continued support, involvement and dedication for non-profit groups. Proactive dedication to community service is just one way the Glendale rugby family demonstrates camaraderie – a core value for the sport. January and February were busy months for the Raptors. Volunteers from the men’s and women’s teams assisted the KMGH 7 team at the Health and Fitness Expo in Littleton, Colorado, while promoting their upcoming season, Glendale’s youth program and the game of rugby as a whole. Players handed out information on the team and recruited some new youth players. The Raptors have committed to a partnership with Children’s Hospital, ensuring monthly bedside visits to the children, and hosting arts and crafts parties. The Raptors were at Children’s Hospital on January 31 to visit resident patients. Players spent time with the children playing games, visiting with patient’s families and sharing their rugby knowledge. Many of the kids visited spend the majority of their time – if not all of it – in the hospital. Adding unfamiliar faces and breaks in their daily routines is always a welcomed surprise to the patients, who really enjoyed the Raptors visit. During the snowstorm on February 21, four team members braved the blizzard to host the first arts and crafts party of the year during the 36 Hours for Kids Radio-thon. “We had a great time doing arts and crafts with the kids,” said fellow Raptor Jenna Anderson, “The parents really enjoyed it and thanked us for coming to see the kids on a snowy night.” The volunteer commitment with the hospital is just one of the many opportunities the players will be giving their time to. March is sure to be a busy month as well, with a lot of opportunities already scheduled. The Raptors will be referees at the Concerts for Kids Bowl-A-Thon on Monday, March 4 at the Lucky Strike lanes on 16 th St. Mall in the Pavilion. Some players are preparing to host a Rugby 101 Clinic for approximately 50 members of Big Brothers Big Sisters Colorado at Infinity Park on Saturday, March 9 - MEDIA CONTACT: Diana Anderson 303.639.4417 | diana@glendalerugby.com ed. note: if your club is doing some good in the community let us know and we'll let everybody what matters know

THIS

IS

RUGBY


World Beat

Colorado

World Beat

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

This time last year Stuart Lancaster was being called England's caretaker coach as the RFU looked to the horizon and beyond for 2015 RWC leadership, overlooking that Mr. Lancaster had been in the critical midst of formative instruction for England's upcoming players at both Leeds Carnegie and the RFU in the 21st century, knowing the young talent as a parent knows its children. Well, the Kids're All Right, and the utmost issue facing England must be restraining the tendency to look past this weekend's fixture v Italy to the following and final 6Nats match v Wales in the Lair of the Dragon; Scott Johnson's position this year is similar to Lancaster's 2012 circumstance, though he's not the benefit of the English headman's rugby background vis-a-vis Scotland; no, Mr. Johnson simply knows rugby well and truly, and has the ability to impart that knowledge and, when appropriate, inflame his charges with the will to victory – a burnt barn in Edinburgh at end of day Saturday, by golly; One might think the fixture in Dublin on Saturday would be a bit of anticlimactically induced lethargy; Notso the sentiment of thirty men plus their complement of chief sneaks and watchers this day at Lansdowne Road; this contest might be the most wide-openly played rugby match of the tournament Trotski v Richard T: Wales to prove that it deserves to be in what will effectively be a final for the Six Nations crown at the MillStad v England; Scotland are due for a fall; they have been fortunate thus far and Wales are on two road wins running; make this three; Scotland 16, Wales 28 R: Scotland to put what-for on their Celtic brethren at Murrayfield; here's when the žs attack gets back on track; Scotland 27, Wales 18 T: Ireland will level its record at home against a French frigate in irons that has gone from mercurial to just plain poor-of-form in hangover of its late 2012 success; joy at last in Dublin; Ireland 33, France 16 R: That may be true, but probably won't be as France must escape its current predicament or heads'll surely roll down l'Avenue des Champs ElysÊes, you betcha; Ireland 35, France 39 T: Biggest shock for England since Hastings (the Battle, not the Gavin nor the Scott); they've no chance if Farrell's not his usual 110-125%; England 9, Italy 10 R: You're nuts; England by the largest 6Nats margin of this or any other century;

England 51, Italy 6


Club

Games

Won

Lost Tied Table points

Glasgow

17

13

4

Ulster

17

13

3

Leinster

17

13

4

59

Scarlets

17

11

6

50

1

61

RaboDirect Pro12

61

top four sides playoff

on Friday, 3.1 Glasgow's Fijian half back, Nikola Ospreys 17 11 5 1 49 Matawalu, dotted a brace of second half trys (56' & 64') on Munster 17 9 7 1 43 either side of flyhalf Duncan Benetton Treviso 17 7 9 1 35 Weir's grounding at 60' to earn Cardiff Blues 17 7 10 33 the bonus point win at Scotstoun in ideal playing conditions; the Connacht 17 6 10 32 five table points for the Warriors Edinburgh 17 4 13 24 takes them past Ulster to the head Dragons 17 5 12 23 of the RaboDirect Pro12 Table by virtue of their equality on number Zebre 17 0 17 8 of wins with Ulster and Leinster, and their greater points differential, because Ulster only managed an unfulfilling draw at Ravenhill with Benetton Treviso, 29-all; a massive tryple by Treviso's Kiwi-born openside, Dean Budd, brought the visitors to the brink of a famous upset, but #10 Alberto di Bernardo could not convert Budd's final grounding at 79' and the scores remained deadlocked at time; it's important for Ulster to find the wheels that fell off their 2012 cruising machine if they want to stay in the playoff frames; Leinster are now within a happy weekend's result of head of table with an extra credit victory on the road at Cardiff v Blues, 26-19; an early brace of dots by hooker Sean Cronin (2' & 8'), followed by a pair by flyer, Dave Kearney (17' & 65') with three-of-four converted were better than the homeside could muster as the new Irish Giants edged closer the RPD12 ordering seat; Connacht had to comeback in the final ten minutes v Zebre to deny the Italian club its inaugural league victory at the Galway Sportsground, 23-19, as Zebre kept hunting its initial joy; Edinburgh were undone by its second half indiscipline as a pair of Irish penalty completions enabled the comeback win Saturday, 3.2: Ospreys and Munster battled to a 13-all knot at Thomond Park; no favors done here; like dieting when the buffet table's full and fetching Upcoming at Feast with Five Fixtures remaining: Friday, 3.22 - Zebre v Scarlets; Ospreys v Dragons; and Edinburgh v Ulster; Saturday, 3.23 - Munster v Connacht; Treviso v Cardiff; Leinster v Glasgow at the RDS, 1:45pm (MST) – This is for this weekend's head of the charts, top of the form sheet, all the marbles and ultimate happiness and contentment for the next fortnight, at least; Ulster have a shot at winning this one if it can find its form at Murrayfield on Friday


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

in Top 14 play on Friday, 3.1: Bayonne and Biarritz had a wee knotty contest that ended in the sis-kiss, 6-all, and with six shots left, the bottle may be half empty for both these clubs; Saturday, 3.2: Clermont Auvergne popped Stade a good one with 37-10 road victory over the Parisians; the loss puts Stade's post-season playoff hopes in serious jeopardy while Clermont yet battle for the #1 shirt, because Toulon put the big win on 2012 Champs Toulouse, 35-16, with return-to-form in large, physical manner; Racing Metro did the business on Grenoble in Paris, 23-3; Racing are presently in the last playoff slot, Grenoble covet that placement; Montpellier currently squirm in the same seat as Racing after its loss to Castres, 26-20, though Montpellier did get the losing bonus point on the road; Perpignan with the big road win past Mont-de-Marsan, 3117, to keep the final post-season frame within theoretical hailing distance; Bordeaux Begles with the win over Agen, 48-17, in the southwest Upcomers: Friday, 3.8: Montpellier v Racing Metro, Stade Yves-du-Manoir, 12:50 MST - this'll be huge with the sides in virtual tie in the final playoff spot

Club

Games Won Lost Tied

Table points

Toulon

20

15

5

71

Clermont Auvergne

20

15

5

69

Toulouse

20

13

7

60

Castres

20

12

7

Montpellier

20

12

8

54

Racing Metro

20

12

8

54

Grenoble

20

11

9

51

Perpignan

20

11

9

43

Stade Francais

20

9

10

1

41

Biarritz

20

9

10

1

37

Bayonne

20

7

12

1

35

Agen

20

5

15

30

Bordeaux Begles

20

5

15

27

1

58

Mont-de20 2 18 15 Saturday, 3.9: Agen v Bayonne, Stade Armandie 07:00 MST; Marsan Perpignan v Grenoble, Aime Giral, 07:00 MST – a loss puts the Perp's playoffs hopes in doubt; Stade Français v Mont-de-Marsan, Stade Charlety, 07:00 MST – Stade need the win desperately; Mont has naught to lose, a very volatile mix; Toulon v Biarritz, Stade Félix-Mayol, 07:00 MST – Toulon must win to maintain its slight lead over second-placed Clermont; Biarritz would surely love to spoil that plan; Toulouse v Bordeaux Begles, Stade Ernest Wallon, 07:00 MST – mucho malaise surfeit in the Toulousian clubhouse; time for another B-squared upset? Clermont Auvergne v Castres, Stade Marcel Michelin, 12:40 MST – Clermont need to keep pace the leaders just now and the second, first-round bye; Castres should like victory to keep the last, first-round homestand its own


Aviva Premiership top four to semifinals Friday 3.1:

Club

Table Games Won Lost Tied points

Saracens

17

13

3

1

59

Harlequins

17

12

5

Leicester Tigers

17

11

5

Northampton Saints

17

11

6

Gloucester

17

9

7

London Wasps

17

9

8

Bath

17

8

8

1

42

Exeter Chiefs

17

8

8

1

41

Worcester Warriors

17

5

11

1

32

London Irish

17

5

12

24

London Welsh

17

4

13

22

Sale Sharks

17

4

13

19

55 1

54 49

1

46 46

Bath claimed the lead in the 26th minute on a Tom Heathcote penalty strike and held off a late innings surge by Gloucester for the win at the Rec Ground; a red willy levied upon Cherry-and-Whites hooker, Darren Dawidiuk in the 49th minute put the travelers at an insurmountable disadvantage from which there was no return; Worcester got the bonus point over Wasps at Sixways, 29-23, in victory over an unhappy London hive Saturday 3.2: Exeter caused no end of woe to former frontrunners, Harlequins at the Stoop as it snared 27-16 victory to unseat the Jesters from head of table; Leicester topped Sale, 48-10, at Welford Road to keep up with the pack; Northampton are in the final playoff seat after its 6-try, bonuspoint result at Franklin's Gardens over London Irish; young flyer Jamie Elliot grounded a trio of scores to assist the Holy Rollers in their quest for grail; Sunday 3.3: Saracens again proved its mettle, opening up a close encounter in the second stanza with three trys in that final forty; Sarries are seven wins and one loss since December in the playoff run that has taken the scimitar-wielding bunch to top of table Upcomers: Friday, 3.22: Sale Sharks v Bath Rugby, Salford City Stadium,

14:00 MDT – figure do-or-die for Bath and a five pointer still may not be sufficient to keep the playoff ship on its Bathoscope; Saturday, 3.23: Gloucester Rugby v London Welsh, Kingsholm, 09:00 MDT – Castle Grimmest on this day; a home loss for Cherry-and-Whites in this, the crunch time of their '12/'13, vacillatory campaign, and they can probably pop open those April-May travel brochures and find something to do, because it most likely will not be Premiership rugby should the Gloucestermen taste defeat; London Irish v Worcester Warriors, Madejski Stadium, 09:00 MDT – pretty much pride on the table here;

London Wasps v Northampton Saints, Adams Park, 09:15 MST – one of these dancers will be left all alone when the music stops Saturday; Gloucester could well win this fixture; Exeter Chiefs v Leicester Tigers, Sandy Park, 11:00 MST – Let's see what Chiefs can do in its newly-appointed RWC 2015 grounds to displease the Big Cats; homeboys got the Quin scalp on the road last outing Sunday, 3.24: Saracens v Harlequins, Copthall Stadium, 08:00 MST – you'll not want to miss this course as this week's

leader and last week's leader have a wee discussion about who's who and what's what


Distances between land masses not to scale

T

South Africa S R C

New Zealand S R C

Australia S R C G

W

L

Pts

Brumbies

2

2

0

13

Reds

3

2

1

Waratahs

2

1

Force

3

Rebels

3

G

W

L

T

Chiefs

2

2

0

10

8

Blues

2

2

0

10

1

8

Highlanders

1

0

1

4

1

2

5

Crusaders

1

0

1

4

0

3

1

Hurricanes

2

0

2

1

G W L T Points

Points

Results: Blues 34 - 15 Crusaders; Waratahs 31 - 26 Melbourne Rebels; Reds 18 - 12 Hurricanes; Chiefs 45 - 3 Cheetahs; Bulls 36 - 26 Force; Sharks 12 - 6 Stormers

Upcomers Hurricanes v Crusaders, Westpac Stadium; Rebels v Reds, MRS; Highlanders v Cheetahs, Rugby Park Stadium; Brumbies v Waratahs, Canberra Stadium; Stormers v Chiefs, Newlands; Kings v Sharks, Mytjalies-Mandela; Blues v Bulls, Eden Park

Bulls Sharks Kings Stormers Cheetahs

2 2 1 2 2

2 2 1 0 0

0 0 0 2 2

9 8 8 1 1


Well the playoff frames are filled, and on… Club

Games Won

Lost

Tied

Pool

Points

Saracens

6

5

1

1

23

Munster Racing Edinburgh

6 6 6

4 3 0

2 3 6

1 1 1

20 12 0

Tigers

6

4

1

1

2

20

Toulouse Ospreys Benetton Treviso

6 6

4 2

2 3

1

2 2

19 12

6

1

5

2

5

Harlequins

6

6

0

3

28

Biarritz Connacht Zebre

6 6 6

3 3 0

3 3 6

3 3 3

15 8 0

Ulster Saints Castres Glasgow

6 6 6 6

5 3 3 1

1 3 3 5

4 4 4 4

23 15 14 6

Clermont Auvergne

6

6

0

5

28

Leinster Chiefs Scarlets

6 6 6

4 2 0

2 4 6

5 5 5

20 9 2

Toulon

6

5

1

6

23

Montpellier

6

5

1

6

22

Blues Sharks

6 6

1 1

5 5

6 6

6 4

Saturday, April 6: Clermont Auvergne are getting set to host Montpellier at Stade Marcel Michelin; kickoff 8:40 (MST); Saracens v Ulster at Twickers, 11:30 (MST) boot; and then on the Sunday, 4.7: Harlequins, Munster battle at The Stoop in a 7am (MST) kickoff; and Toulon and Leicester Tigers go at it in Stade Félix Mayol, 9:30 (MST)

One must think that Six Nations attrition will be a factor in each club's relative strengths come the quarterfinals and them what gamble would do well to hold their bets until that tournament is complete… or drive down the street and toss that wager out window for the good it'll do 'em, hein?

ed. note: Biarritz, Leinster and Toulouse will now compete in the Amlin Cup knockout rounds as 3rd, 4th, and 5 th runners-up at Heineken table


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Rugby… y'know?

One Day at Rugby School So today we're going to compare and contrast…

H. Richard

3.6.13

Northern Hemisphere rugby and that played in the South

Fast v Slow Wot!!!

I strangles meself can't take much more

close enough, though don't know if I'd call it war exactly

Just say no Still… gotta hit low Define your terms you mean the Italian League?

are they at war?

needs no definition

This is English class… innit?

gotta catch 'im first

always low Argentina's domestic competition gotta get by Wales at the MillStad first England wins the Grand Slam

slow cook versus fast cook Super 15

it's all cookin' in the world rugby kitchen now-now get yourself a plate Heineken quarters in a month


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