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Written by Alex Goff    Sunday, 22 April 2012 23:30    PDF Print Write e-mail
Stony Brook Team Meets With Senator
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Senator Charles Schumer meets with the Stony Brook rugby team.The Stony Brook rugby team got some unexpected exposure this weekend when Senator Charles Schumer invited them to a press conference.

Sen. Schumer of NY was speaking about keeping student loans affordable, and wanted regular students to be a part of the conference. Local press interviewed the players.

The senator posted on his Facebook page a thank-you to the team, praising the Stony Brook team’s success and wishing them luck in the national playoffs.


 
Written by RUGBYMag Staff    Thursday, 22 March 2012 13:58    PDF Print Write e-mail
Tolkin Gets NYT Treament
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Check out this very nicely-done profile of new USA Head Coach Mike Tolkin in the New York Times.

Tolkin's work as a teacher is highlighted in this very positive profile. 

See the whole article here:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/23/sports/new-us-rugby-coach-is-a-teacher-first.html


 
Written by RUGBYMag Staff    Sunday, 18 March 2012 01:23    PDF Print Write e-mail
Mervyn Davies - One of the Greatest
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Certainly one of the greatest No. 8s of the amateur era, and probably the greatest at that position in the history of Welsh rugby, Mervyn Davies died this past week.

Merve the Swerve was special. He was tall and lanky, but powerful and quick. He was a central, and very recognizable figure on several championship Wales teams and victorious British Lions squads. Davies dies of cancer at the age of 65 on March 15.

It could well have been much earlier, as Davies was forced to retire early after suffering a brain haemorrhage in March 1976 during a match for Swansea.

Captain of Wales when they were at the top of their game, he earned 38 consecutive caps until the brain injury. Few who saw him play will forget him, and he deserves to be remembered among the best.


 
Written by RUGBYMag Staff    Tuesday, 13 March 2012 01:40    PDF Print Write e-mail
Former All-Black Great Hobbs Dies
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Jock Hobbs with RWC 2011 captain Richie McCawFormer All Blacks captain and New Zealand Rugby Union chairman Jock Hobbs has died.



Hobbs had been battling leukaemia since late 2009 and was admitted to Wellington Hospital last week in a critical condition. 
His family has released a statement saying "it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jock Hobbs this afternoon.

"Our family would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of support we have received over the last week and in particular, express our gratitude to all the staff at Wellington Hospital that were involved in Jock's care."

The 52-year-old was influential in bringing the 2011 Rugby World Cup to New Zealand in his role as NZRU chairman and was chairman of the organising committee for the tournament.

In 2010 he resigned from the NZRU to focus on his health, but was involved with the tournament, presenting All Blacks Richie McCaw and Mils Muliaina with their caps after playing their 100th Test matches.

Hobbs played 21 Tests for the All Blacks at flanker between 1983 and 1986 and was a stalwart for Canterbury throughout the 1980s.

Hobbs leaves behind his wife Nicky and four children - Michael, Penny, Isabella and Emily.

 
Written by RUGBYMag Staff    Thursday, 23 February 2012 22:42    PDF Print Write e-mail
Gaels Honored at Hoops Game
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The St. Mary's College of California rugby team was recognized during halftime of last Wednesday night's St. Mary's v. Loyola Marymount basketball game.

The Gaels basketball team is nationally ranked and, along with rugby, one of the most successful sports teams at the Moraga, Calif. college.

The team was given a rousing ovation and rewarded the crowd by throwing T-shirts to the fans.

Photos by Carlyn Wright.





 


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