• Golden Oldies: 10 Commandments

    1. I will play the game of rugby for rugby's sake. <br /> <br /> 2. I will not remember the score at the end of the match. <br /> <br /> 3. If I "made it" during my playing days, I will not use that to embarrass others. <br /> <br /> 4. If I didn't "make it" during my playing days, I will not use the Golden Oldies to do so. <br /> <br /> 5. I will at all times during the match respect the older and more decrepit members of the other team. <br /> <br /> 6. I will follow the Golden Oldies philosophy of fun, irreverence, and self-indulgence. <br /> <br /> 7. I will be an ambassador of Golden Oldies and always spread the good word. <br /> <br /> 8. I will never lose sight of the rule to make friends and renew acquaintances in exotic places. <br /> <br /> 9. I will always remember that I'm at far greater risk in what I may do to myself or have done to me socially than anything that might happen to me on the pitch. <br /> <br /> 10. There are only nine Golden Oldies commandments because memory fails with age.<br />

     
  • Golden Oldies Rugby: Cracked Conchs v. Harvard

    <em>A successful trip to Freeport over the weekend I believe.</em> <br /> <img src="http://www.rugbybahamas.com/images/Freeport.gif" align="" hspace="10" vspace="10" width="383" height="173" alt="" /><br /> Some 12 'Conchs' made the trip and with a bit of help from Freeport and a couple of ringers (Harvard had two as well!) we were able to come away with a 28-12 win. Not that we should have been keeping the score. A big thanks to everyone who made the trip. <br /> <img src="http://www.rugbybahamas.com/images/Cracked Conchs.jpg" align="right" hspace="10" vspace="10" width="190" height="225" alt="" /><br /> Highlights of the game was the tackling of <strong>Ninja &amp; GT</strong> which saved most of us from the less fun part of the game. New discoveries were <strong>Bill "Crash Ball" Mills</strong> (Moi Bawl!) in the centre and <strong>Mike Lamb</strong> as hooker who won all his own ball (Uncontested scrums) but seemed to want to throw all the line out ball to the tallest jumper who just happened to be wearing the other sides colours! <br /> <strong>Ken Hutton</strong> looks like a capable candidate to take over <strong>Mike Neville's</strong> mandate from <strong>David Duckham</strong> as <blockquote><p><img src="http://www.bigblogmedia.com/images/start_quote_rb.gif" align="texttop" /> "the only player that walks faster than he can run" <img src="http://www.bigblogmedia.com/images/end_quote_rb.gif" align="absbottom" /></p></blockquote> Ken's 50 yard amble down the field on Saturday had to be seen to be appreciated. He also scored a try in the third period turning up on the wing when everyone else was on the other side of the field.<br /> <br /> <font color="#FF0000"><em><strong>Freeport</strong> hope to make this festival an annual event so make arrangements for next Easter. We are also hoping to schedule a game with Freeport in Nassau next season.</em></font><br /> <br /> Source: Peter 'Refs better than Stevie Wonder' Muscroft<br />

     
  • IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL YOUTH PLAYERS

    <strong>New Bus Services to Winton</strong><br /> <br /> <em>Please note that starting Sat April 29, 2006, scheduled jitney transport has been arranged at normal jitney fees ($1 each way) with 3 Brothers Bus Transportation as follows:</em><br /> <br /> <table align="" width="390" border="2"><tr><td><font color="#FF0000"><strong>Bus #1</strong></font></td><td> Pickup at Town Center Mall at Noon</td><td> Route will be Robinson Rd, Prince Charles Drive to Winton</td></tr><tr><td><br /> <br /> <strong><font color="#FF0000">Bus #2</font></strong></td><td> Pickup will be College of The Bahamas (Wulff Rd Entrance) at Noon</td><td> Route will be Wulff Rd, Bernard Rd, Fox Hill Rd South, Prince Charles Drive to Winton.</td></tr></table><br /> <br /> Buses will return on same routes from Winton at <strong>6:00PM</strong><br /> <br /> Buses will have '<strong>BAHAMAS RUGBY</strong>' sign in front and side windows for identification and will stop along their routes at all normal bus stops if hailed.<br /> <br /> Please pass this info on to all your respective Senior and Youth Team players/members and supporters so they can utilize the service as necessary. <br /> <br /> Thanks to Stephen Thompson for Organising this

     
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  • BRFU 7-a-side: Week 2 Schedule

    <img src="http://www.rugbybahamas.com/images/Bah Stel_01.JPG" align="" hspace="10" vspace="10" width="390" height="213" alt="" /><br /> <br /> There are no youth games this weekend, due to the school break. Good luck to the <strong><font color="#FF0000">Dragons</font></strong> Boys who've gone to <strong>Freeport</strong> to play in a tournament with <strong>Freeport Youth</strong> and <strong>Boston U19s</strong>.<br /> <br /> Games will be played at Freeport Rugby Club on:<br /> <font color="#FF0000"><strong>Thursday, April 20th - 6pm<br /> Saturday, April 22nd - 6pm</strong></font><br /> <br /> <strong>22nd April - BRFU Men's 7s: Week 2 Schedule</strong><br /> <br /> <div align="center"><table align="" width="360" border="2"><tr><td>2.30</td><td> <strong><font color="#0000CC">Men’s 7s – Game 1</font></strong></td><td>Baillou v. Cuckoos</td></tr><tr><td><br /> 3.00</td><td> <font color="#0000CC"><strong>Men’s 7s – Game 2</strong></font></td><td>Buccs v. Heinz</td></tr><tr><td> <br /> 3.30</td><td> <strong><font color="#0000CC">Men’s 7s – Game 3</font></strong></td><td>Baillou v. Buccs</td></tr><tr><td><br /> 4.00</td><td> <font color="#0000CC"><strong>Men’s 7s – Game 4</strong></font></td><td>Cuckoos v. Heinz</td></tr><tr><td><br /> 4.30</td><td> <font color="#0000CC"><strong>Men’s 7s – Game 5</strong></font></td><td>Buccs v. Cuckoos</td></tr><tr><td><br /> 5.00</td><td> <font color="#0000CC"><strong>Men’s 7s – Game 6</strong></font></td><td>Baillou v. Heinz</td></tr></table></div><br /> <br /> <strong><font color="#FF0000">Please note:</font></strong> This tournament will be a trial for both the men's senior team and the over 35s team which will be travelling to the Cape Fear 7s on July 1st-2nd<br /> <br /> <strong>Week 1 Results</strong><br /> <div align="center"><table align="" width="360" border="2"><tr><td>Baillou</td><td> <font color="#FF0000"><strong>15 - 19</strong></font></td><td> Cuckoos</td></tr><tr><td><br /> Buccaneers</td><td> <strong><font color="#FF0000">19 - 24</font></strong></td><td> Baillou</td></tr><tr><td><br /> Cuckoos</td><td> <strong><font color="#FF0000">17 - 22</font></strong></td><td> Buccaneers</td></tr></table></div><br /> <br /> <strong>Table</strong><br /> <div align="center"><table align="" width="390" border="2"><tr><td><strong>Team</strong></td><td> <strong>W</strong></td><td> <strong>D</strong></td><td> <strong>L</strong></td><td> <strong>+</strong></td><td> <strong>-</strong></td><td> <strong>Pts.</strong></td></tr><tr><td><br /> <font color="#0000CC"><strong>Baillou</strong></font></td><td> 1</td><td> 0</td><td> 1</td><td> 39</td><td> 38</td><td> 3</td></tr><tr><td><br /> <strong><font color="#FF0000">Buccaneers</font></strong></td><td> 1</td><td> 0</td><td> 1</td><td> 41</td><td> […]

     
  • A Rookie Referee’s Maiden Voyage

    <em>A good friend of Bahamas Rugby, John Devonport, sent me this. I thought it was worth posting.</em><br /> <br /> Source: <a href="http://www.rugbymag.com/archive/2006/april/rookie.htm" target="_blank"><u><font color="#0000CC"><strong>Dana Salviulo in Rugby Magazine</strong></font></u></a><br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>Turns out, reffing is really hard.</strong><br /> <img src="http://www.rugbybahamas.com/images/dana salviulo.jpg" align="right" hspace="10" vspace="10" width="195" height="137" alt="" /><br /> I had been tossing around the idea of reffing for several years. Proof of my intent is the fact that I took the ref test three years ago, but never turned it in. I wasn’t ready; I still wanted to play. <br /> <br /> After three more years of playing, I knew more about the game; enough, I thought, to ref. After all, I coach kids in the summer, I coach a little D2, I play D1 and even went to Nationals last year. Basically, you could stick me at flanker, #8 or second row, and I "Get It". <br /> <br /> I know how to play. I could contribute to the game and have a positive impact just by being on the field.<br /> <br /> On March 26, 2006, I found myself once again on the field making an impact. But, with the whistle in my hand, I would hardly describe my impact as positive. <br /> <br /> <strong>Kickoff</strong><br /> <br /> About three minutes before I blew the whistle for kickoff, I forgot everything I ever knew about rugby. Everything. Gone. Honest. I am not kidding.<br /> <br /> For weeks I had been thinking about the kickoff. What would happen? I knew how to manage it all. <br /> <br /> The ball goes into Touch. Choices: Re-do, scrum center or line out at center.<br /> <br /> The ball goes In Goal, Touch in–goal or over dead ball line: Choices: Re-do or scrum.<br /> <br /> I would look for the knock…and even try to play advantage on it. I thought I knew every scenario cold.<br /> <br /> So what happened at kickoff? Did I do it right? <br /> <br /> I think Coast Guard caught the ball cleanly and started moving upfield. Gee, I wasn’t prepared to manage that! <br /> <br /> I don’t really remember the first few minutes of the game. I do remember a player on the sideline asking for a time check (probably wanting to sync their time with mine). After looking at my watch, I panicked! I realized that my second watch (the one I was wearing just in case the first one failed) still read zero. I forgot to start it!<br /> <br /> Here’s the best part. The first watch did essentially fail. Well, I failed. <br /> <!–more–><br /> <strong>Checklists</strong><br /> <br /> The week before the game I reminded myself to: Record Kickoff Time. I had it on checklists, and final checklists, and the index card I carried to review just prior to the game. My gosh, even my checklist’s checklist was reminding me to Record Kickoff Time.<br /> <br /> We were now ……. I dunno….. maybe five minutes into the game and I had no accurate account of the time.<br /> <br /> I was tripped or got pushed (accidentally), my knee hurt and I was wondering why I hadn’t heard a whistle yet. Seems like a long time without a whistle. <br /> <br /> Oh my god! I have the whistle!! That’s why I haven’t heard it! <br /> <br /> I should blow it; but for what? I dunno; <br /> <br /> I gotta set my watch first! <br /> <br /> I was a deer in the headlights!<br /> […]

     
  • Free Online Rugby Games: 1 - Kicking Games

    <em>To our knowledge, this is the largest collection of free online rugby games available on the internet.</em><br /> Enjoy.<br /> <br /> <font color="#FF0000"><strong>Section 1: Kicking Games</strong></font><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.smiliegames.com/rugby/index.php3" target="_blank"><u><br /> <img src="http://www.rugbybahamas.com/images/1Smilie.JPG" align="" hspace="10" vspace="10" width="390" height="291" alt="" /><br /> <strong><font color="#0000CC">Smilie Games – 6 Nations Kicking</font></strong></u></a><br /> This is a very irritating game. <br /> Be careful, some kickers are better than others (the English ones are the best). <br /> <strong>Bahamas Rugby gives it: 2/5</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.6nations.net/games/games.htm" target="_blank"><u><img src="http://www.rugbybahamas.com/images/1ticket.JPG" align="" hspace="10" vspace="10" width="390" height="225" alt="" /><br /> <strong><font color="#0000CC">Kick for a Ticket</font></strong> </u></a> This the the Royal Bank of Scotland's Official 6 Nations Game, but don’t let the cute graphics fool you – this one’s annoying as well.<br /> <strong>Bahamas Rugby gives it: 1/5</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/rugby_world_cup/kicking_kings/default.stm" target="_blank"><u><img src="http://www.rugbybahamas.com/images/1kings.JPG" align="" hspace="10" vspace="10" width="390" height="219" alt="" /><br /> <strong><font color="#0000CC">Kicking Kings</font></strong></u></a> – Now you're cooking with deisel. When it comes to kicking, this BBC game is a monster. Takes a bit of practice, but pretty good quality. Its based on the 2003 RWC in Australia - with commentary by Bill McLaren. Use the arrow keys for height and direction (allowing for the wind), left mouse button for accuracy and power.<br /> <strong>Bahamas Rugby gives it: 4/5</strong> <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.mousebreaker.com/games/rugbykicking/play.php" target="_blank"><u><img src="http://www.rugbybahamas.com/images/1mousebreaker.JPG" align="" hspace="10" vspace="10" width="390" height="284" alt="" /><br /> Mousebreaker Rugby Kicker</u></a> – Another fairly tricky kicking game. Click on 'Shoot', then 'Accuracy' (which is also power). 10 levels, quite good, but gets boring quickly. There are better kicking games.<br /> <strong>Bahamas Rugby gives it 2/5</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.80kicks.com/lions/kick.html" target="_blank"><u><img src="http://www.rugbybahamas.com/images/1Lions.JPG" align="" hspace="10" vspace="10" width="390" height="235" alt="" /><br /> <strong><font color="#0000CC">Lions 2005 Tour - The Big Game</font></strong> </u></a>– From British Airways, based on the New Zealand tour. Looks like another kicking game and it might be factastic, but you have to register, so I didn’t bother <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dragongamez.com/rugbykick.htm" target="_blank"><u><img src="http://www.rugbybahamas.com/images/1adidas.JPG" align="" hspace="10" vspace="10" width="390" height="337" alt="" /><br /> <strong><font color="#0000CC">Eddie o'Sullivan's Kick</font></strong></u></a> – This game from Adidas the Daddy of all kicking games It’s difficult, but very good – wait, wait, wait (through the ads) don’t click anything, it takes a while to get to it, but its worth it. <br /> <strong>Bahamas Rugby gives this one: 5/5</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.gamescraze.com/games/?g=rugby.swf" target="_blank"><u><img src="http://www.rugbybahamas.com/images/1miniclip.JPG" align="" hspace="10" vspace="10" width="390" height="329" alt="" /><br /> Miniclip Rugby Kicking</u></a> – One of the better kicking games, but you’ve only got a couple of chances. (Oh yeah, and they call a penalty a ‘field goal’).<br /> <strong>Bahamas Rugby gives it : 3/5</strong>

     
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