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MORRIS MASTER'S RUGBY

Morris Masters is a collection of old boys who still wear the jersey of Morris Rugby, but may be either a little on in years or unable to train as hard as they once did when they were a little younger ... OR BOTH.

The Yamulke Trick

In the world of sport, the hat trick is the mark of a great performance by an individual athlete.  It is rarely achieved.  Rarer still, but not as desired, is the Golden Sombrero in baseball, signifying individual lack of performance.  But for all these achievements, the rarer-est is the cherished Yamulke Trick.  This is when…

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Like Sow, like riblet

The scions of Babe were no stranger to leadership.  On this glorious sun-splattered day in Denville, these descendants would lead a procession of melted pig fat tendrils up into the atmosphere to waft their ways to the ever hungering crowd.  It was opening day for the 2016-2017 Tri-State Rugby Palooza season. The jambalaya recipe had…

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Elvira the Albino Rhino and the Googolteenth Annual Jim Mccloskey Memorial Canoe Trip

ELVIRA THE ALBINO RHINO AND THE GOOGOLTEENTH ANNUAL JIM MCCLOSKEY MEMORIAL CANOE TRIP BEEP  . . . BEEP . . .  BEEP.  Samuel Adams. Brewer.  Patriot.  The twin diesel exhausts competed with the leaf-blower whines for audio supremacy on this otherwise quiet morning in the sleepy Bergen County town.  Neighbors yawned nonplussed as they came…

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Why Is My Earwax Black?

WHY IS MY EARWAX BLACK? Going to work this week, I took out my earbuds when I got to the Port Authority, and discovered they were not a golden brown, but a dull black.  Vestiges of our swamp-fest 10 days earlier.  The pitch was so sloppy that the mud got everywhere.  I heard an anecdotal…

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Lions Win 2!!!

LIONS WIN 2!!! Well, it was the Village Lions and not the Morris Lions, but why quibble over details.  For the 2.5 times out of 3, Papi was correct.  With the great Oyster Bay to our right, Long Island Sound to our left, we would kick off on a sun splattered field nestled onto a…

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Masters Gain First Victory of the Season!

MASTERS GAIN FIRST VICTORY OF THE SEASON! First and foremost, I would like to state that we did NOT play Montclair.  Maybe it’s me, but when Montclair states that “Morris Sucks”, I take it to mean they do not like our Morris County values. Papi’s weather prediction was spot-on. The weather WAS perfect for rugby. …

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Masters First Game of the 2016 Season

MORRIS MASTERS FIRST GAME OF THE 2016 SEASON 6 Nations has passed.  Easter has passed.  My gas has passed.  It means that the true harbinger of Spring has come – a dropkick beneath the Triboro Bridge to start the Masters season.  It means Papi’s first muster.  It means my first match report of the season,…

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Annual General Meeting 2018

November 20, 2017

Our annual general meeting is scheduled for February 11th at 10 am. Location is  the Dover Moose 21 Sammis Ave Dover, NJ 07801  

By the Power Vested in Me

November 19, 2017

All week long, the weather was ominous.  The forecast for Monday through Friday and for Sunday would change like your underwear, but Saturday remained constant:  rain and temperatures in the mid-40’s.  And I did not mention that the game would be played in Bayonne, which would guarantee winds whipping in off of Newark Bay.  As…

Interest in a bus for the Gala?

November 15, 2017

IF there is enough interest, Lakeland Bus Lines, the official motorcoach carrier of Morris Rugby, can make a bus available to drive attendees from the Hampton Inn to the Mountain Lakes Club and return.  Did I mention IF there is enough interest?  Here is the suggested itinerary:   5:30  pickup at Thatchers 5:45  pickup at…

Base Camp Participates in NEW Tournament!

November 13, 2017

South Jersey Flag Rugby Tournament Base Camp Participates in NEW Tournament! November 4, 2017   Jurie Swart  of the Marlton Rugby Football Club had a vision to hold a flag rugby tournament in South Jersey in November of 2018. After much success with 2 clinic type sessions, his players were ready to play games. So…

High School Boys Fall Games and Strength & Conditioning Training

November 11, 2017

Morris Lions High School Boys came away from Ridge with a 44-5 victory in the latest Fall scrimmage. With a team made up a mix of U18 and U16 boys, experienced players, recent graduates of the U14 program, new players and complete novices it was an impressive performance. Limited opportunity at practices to work with…