Up and Under

Brian went back up to the University of North Georgia to play a match agains Kennesaw State University. So he got to play with guys he’s practiced with recently (UNG) and guys that he played with last year (KSU). We was wearing the #15 and played fullback for a good part of the game, switch with his coach, Cam wearing the #10, on defense when kicking might be a thing (since Cam is the better kicker). But he also played a bit of 9 and generally went where needed.

This was a nice little up and under kick. He wasn’t set far back, and the defender is on top of his just as soon as he gets the ball. But he manages to get a short high kick away. The he has to fight and weave his way through a crowd to get under the ball. He’s got just a bit of a bobble in contact as he makes the catch… but breaks through and runs in his own kick for the try. Nicely done!

Rugby

Brian makes three great tackles in a row while injured.

Brian (gray sleeves, red socks) is injured at the start of this play (on the ground protecting his head). He’s trying to get get subbed off the field… but the play comes his way. So he does the only thing he can think to do – he makes the tackle. And then he does it again and again. The play finally moves away from him and he can limp away… but he keeps checking to make sure his team doesn’t need him. Fortunately his injuries were temporary and he was able to rejoin the game after a short break.

Rugby Tackle
Brian in hot pursuit from a lineout on the far side of the pitch.

Life U Rugby Camp

Rugby tackle
Brian makes a tackle a the the Life University summer rugby camp.

Playing rugby at the Life University rugby camp. It’s unthinkable that so few kids know about the Life camp. The best college players in the country (many from outside the US) run a week long overnight clinic for high school kids. There is just not a better place to have a clinic.

Las Vegas Sevens

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Brian running for a try at the Vegas Sevens

Every year the Rugby world lays siege to every hotel and parking space in Las Vegas. Rugby Sevens is the fast past version – 7 minute half, 7 a side, of the regular version. The national teams from around the world play in the evening and the middle school through college kids play during the day.