Rugby World Cup 2015
With 8 matches left before the knock-out round, the pools are about to dry up. Canada, Fiji, and Georgia can already go home. South Africa will hang around to try to show the world their loss to Japan was truly a fluke when they face the loser of Saturday’s match between Australia and Wales when […]
Thirty-five years ago I laced up my boots and entered Estadio Atahualpa, the Olympic stadium in Quito. Ecuador was playing Peru. In a couple of hours I will enter Queen Elizabeth Olympic Stadium with 2 friends who played with me in that distant memory. This sport of rugby has a power like no other. From […]
With knees bandaged and cane tapping along with my steps to the train, I left sunny Stockport for drizzle and Canada vs Romania in Leicester. The newspapers I perused on my 2 hour journey were still bemoaning England’s exit from their tourney with not a mention of this match. One had a short mention of […]
This time next week the pool matches will be over. Twelve teams will have already gone home or will be leaving soon. The very last pool match is USA vs Japan on October 11th and will have no impact on the quarterfinals unless Samoa surprises with an upset of Scotland the day before. Four teams […]
This is a 700 word epic about one day in a tournament that will last six weeks. The hopes of a nation were nourished. The pride of a country was restored.The dreams of a once great world power were shattered. On a Saturday afternoon in early October Japan claimed a place as an emerging rugby […]
New Orleans Royale wins Shreveport Horseshoe Casino and Hotel Bossier City Louisiana 7s August 15, 2015.
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Robert Markel – The Godfather of Deep South Rugby
Robert Markel was the founding member of the first Spring Hill College Rugby Team in 1969. Springhill players later formed Battleship RFC. Robert also founded Jackson RFC and was an early member of New Orleans RFC. Robert has played rugby in every decade since the 1960s and continues to coach high school rugby, a thriving league that he started along with a few other New Orleans RFC players (Sam Forenet, Gary Giepert and others), in his native New Orleans. Robert is pictured above finding space for Spring Hill.