Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Rugby Couple

Last weekend my friends Kevin and Melinda came down from Grande Prairie to play rugby in Edmonton.  I jumped at the chance to hang out at the pitches all day drinking beer and watching.

Big Daddy Kevin of the Centaurs

Melinda of the Sirens

Melinda was playing Prop and was pretty bad ass in the scrums and lineouts. Very impressive.

Kevin seemed to be playing all over the place. It looked like he got some time in as a hooker, prop, 8 man and in the backs.

Dan and his girl Hazel came out to witness the action. Hazel had the best seat in the house.

At one time - all three of us were athletes.

Kevin modelling both of his teams jerseys on the day. Note: the pink one was for a charity initiative.

It was great to watch the two of them play. Melinda is a natural out there and Kevin is of course a bit of a superstar. Proven by his multiple tries on the day. It's funny - I still remember his first try ever quite well. It was later in his high-school career and he finished a fantastic team effort of rolling rucks and malls that went down the length of the whole field. After that - the floodgates opened.

I'm already looking forward to their next trip to Edmonton and watching both Kevin and Melinda popping in a few on their next time around.

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