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Re: The Army and Rugby
« Reply #75 on: February 12, 2008, 13:05:03 »
Snow Sevens in 4 days, and am I ever psyched! Looks like I'll be playing FB....not my usual wing.
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Re: The Army and Rugby
« Reply #76 on: February 12, 2008, 14:53:30 »
Great - see you Saturday at 0900 - first beer, followed by briefing, and first game at 1000 hrs.
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Re: The Army and Rugby
« Reply #77 on: February 12, 2008, 14:55:30 »
Great - see you Saturday at 0900 - first beer, followed by briefing, and first game at 1000 hrs.

That sounds great to me. Especially this part:

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0900 - first beer
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Re: The Army and Rugby
« Reply #78 on: February 17, 2008, 00:31:17 »
Well, the tournament ran, and IMHO, was a HUGE success. Plenty of fun, lot's of good rugby, and it's always great to hear someone who's never played the game say "that was AWESOME, how did I never play before?"

Had a great time, thanks to PPCLI_Guy and the guy's who set it up, and like PPCLI_Guy said at the brief, it just goes to show "You CAN play rugby in the Army"

Sigs came in at third place! And I played a brand new position at Scrum Half!
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Re: The Army and Rugby
« Reply #79 on: March 12, 2008, 12:52:52 »
Does anyone know if Pet has any unit or Bgde sides ?

I have a sneaky feeling Pet will be my next posting...
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Re: The Army and Rugby
« Reply #80 on: March 14, 2008, 17:23:59 »
Im avid and capable rugby player, having played for approx 14 years at high calibre.

When I get into the Forces ( I know it sounds cocky , please bear with me) I want to continue my rugby playing. So if you need a scrum half/ fly half, wing or hooker I should be around. Who knows where ill be posted but if PPCLI has a club maybe ill make a posting request. ;D

I also feel that llike someone else had mentioned, that Rugby should be the "summer" sport for the armed forces. It has so much to offer, and could be done right if there is enough interest in the armed forces community.


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Re: The Army and Rugby
« Reply #81 on: March 14, 2008, 18:02:14 »
I would kill to get back into Rugby right now. I started in high school and grew to love it. Hopefully some day down the road I can get back into it again.
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Re: The Army and Rugby
« Reply #82 on: June 14, 2008, 10:16:05 »
Yesterday a 15's invitational game was played in Edmonton.  The players were predominantly from 1 and 3 PPCLI, but included a strong contingent from 1 CER, and representatives from 1 Fd Amb and other units in the garrison.  In total, 40 players enjoyed 60 minutes of Rugby, which was the culminating point of the 1 PPCLI Sports Day.

Prior to the start of the match, CO 1 PPCLI recalled that in last year's 15's invitational, Capt Jon Snyder was a keen and skilled participant.  This year's game was dedicated to the memory of Capt Jon Snyder, and was named the first Annual Jon Snyder Memorial 15's Game.  We all shared a sip of single malt scotch as we recalled Jon's warrior spirit.  It was a beautiful statement of the relationship between Rugby and the Warrior Ethos of the Army.

The game was a lot of fun, and was played in a spirit of healthy competition and sheer joy of playing Rugby.  Hopefully, I will be able to visit Edmonton to play in next year's memorial game.

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Re: The Army and Rugby
« Reply #83 on: June 14, 2008, 12:42:15 »
Good to hear Dave
A fitting title to the "annual 15s game.

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Re: The Army and Rugby
« Reply #84 on: June 23, 2008, 21:15:39 »
 Hey great stuff, I was in the dental corps. i was 26 when i graduated and was posted to halifax. I was a single lad and starting tog et back into shape. I saw some guys running about on the infield of the track. i wandered over and asked what it was....That saturday i saw my first game, and I was in it. A second row.  I played for 6 years and had a ball, Played on the west coast on a tour ( Man it was duty and not leave..i had died and gone to heaven :) ). Then for the Montreal Irish and in cyprus i was the only Canadian on the UN team from Nicosia, we played twice a week. had a great time, wonderful social life..so go for it guys :)

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Re: The Army and Rugby
« Reply #85 on: June 23, 2008, 21:38:16 »
...Then for the Montreal Irish and in cyprus i was the only Canadian on the UN team from Nicosia, we played twice a week. had a great time, wonderful social life..so go for it guys :)...

Lots of Guinness downrange too??

http://forums.army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,57852.msg535040.html#msg535040

You have a couple of Irish alumnae floating about here with you ...
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Re: The Army and Rugby
« Reply #86 on: June 23, 2008, 21:47:42 »
Most were not born when i played :) One timein 72 i was in Cyprus and one of thelads in teh RCR had a few friends in Montreal on exercise, they got a team up and "dropped "in for a game. They asked thelads to clear the field and jumped out of buffalos :)

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Re: The Army and Rugby
« Reply #87 on: June 23, 2008, 21:56:33 »
Most were not born when i played :) One timein 72 i was in Cyprus and one of thelads in teh RCR had a few friends in Montreal on exercise, they got a team up and "dropped "in for a game. They asked thelads to clear the field and jumped out of buffalos :)

Geez,

Even I was born by then!! And, at least one of them was driving by then.  ;)

Thanks for reminding me of age though ...  :(

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Re: The Army and Rugby
« Reply #88 on: June 25, 2008, 07:48:08 »
Not THAT old Vern & Dr Mike... I was playing rugby in the QRU (TMR) back in 69-70....
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Re: The Army and Rugby
« Reply #89 on: June 25, 2008, 10:00:55 »
Not THAT old Vern & Dr Mike... I was playing rugby in the QRU (TMR) back in 69-70....

69-70 eh?

I was around then too.  >:(

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Re: The Army and Rugby
« Reply #90 on: June 25, 2008, 12:01:56 »
Not toilet trained ?  >:D Vern, you lil devil 8)

have to admit I was dedefinitively the youngest player on the team - but it didn,t matter, cause I certainly wasn't the smallest member of the team. 

I was extremely popular - playing prop on  7's tournaments.
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Re: The Army and Rugby
« Reply #91 on: June 25, 2008, 12:34:37 »
Does anyone know if Pet has any unit or Bgde sides ?

I have a sneaky feeling Pet will be my next posting...

don't know about brigade. but the teams were just folded last week due to lack on intrest apparently.
oh well, at least I got a game in this year.
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Re: The Army and Rugby
« Reply #92 on: September 02, 2009, 21:53:16 »
I'm going to be in Meaford and Pet for pre-deployment training this fall.

I know of one other rugger going with so if anyone knows of any rugby going on we could get into let me know! 
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Re: The Army and Rugby
« Reply #93 on: September 02, 2009, 22:18:24 »
In the past I have played for the Petawawa Stags, who were also part of the Deep River Blues (Third Div Eastern Ontario).  They may still be around.  If you are in to Rugby slutting, you can usually get a game any Saturday at Twin Elms in Ottawa.

Two weeks from now is my first game with the Poltroons, an Old Boys Club in Washington DC.  Should be a hoot - and a good way to celebrate turning 47...

Dave
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Re: The Army and Rugby
« Reply #94 on: September 03, 2009, 00:15:43 »
Aw man, if there's rugby in the army I might as well sign a 25 year contract now  :salute:

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Re: The Army and Rugby
« Reply #95 on: September 03, 2009, 09:45:38 »
In the past I have played for the Petawawa Stags, who were also part of the Deep River Blues (Third Div Eastern Ontario).  They may still be around.  If you are in to Rugby slutting, you can usually get a game any Saturday at Twin Elms in Ottawa.

Two weeks from now is my first game with the Poltroons, an Old Boys Club in Washington DC.  Should be a hoot - and a good way to celebrate turning 47...

Dave

Ya its seems there isnt much noise coming out of this area these days about rugby. The stags seem to be a soccer team now and DRB are now the Upper Ottawa Valley RFC with no one returning emails... God I hope I never get posted to this waste land nothingness and zero rugby!
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Re: The Army and Rugby
« Reply #96 on: September 03, 2009, 09:48:30 »
Aw man, if there's rugby in the army I might as well sign a 25 year contract now  :salute:

It really depends on where your posted. I'm hearing that Edmonton has a thriving military rugby community. Pet seems to be empty and well here in Halifax there is none as well but there is a good civi league to play in so that makes up for it. It seems most cites have something, all except pet....
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« Reply #97 on: October 26, 2009, 20:28:43 »
Does anyone know if this sport is on the restricted sports list??? I have heard that they play rugby at RMC but I havent really heard of it being anywhere else. I know that some bases have teams but I dont know if there directly supported through the CF. If anyone has any idea please post.

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Re: Rugby
« Reply #98 on: October 26, 2009, 22:04:10 »
Rugby is not on the restricted sports list.  RMC has a team and while I am not aware of any other CF sponsored team, there are tons of players all over the CF that participate in local rugby unions. 
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Re: Rugby
« Reply #99 on: October 27, 2009, 12:05:44 »
No CF team other then RMC though ohwell guess it means I do this sport on my own time. Thank you