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.
Between our game last week on Randall’s Island and this week’s game at Center Island Field in Oyster Bay, I could not help but notice how the 2 NY cities deal with the restoration of artificial turf fields. At Randall’s Island, the City Forefathers and Fivemothers had already decided that they needed to resurface the…Read More
Prior to the opening of our Spring season, the NYC Parks Commission requested a sit-down with the 6 families of Metro NYC Old Boys Pugby (we cannot call it rugby, because USA Rugby would expect a vigorish, as if our lifetime of blood and sweat equity is not enough). Between the Gents and the Village…Read More
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…Read More
. . . or as the Irish are want to call it, the Massacree at Meridian. Whatever you wish to describe it as, we trekked to CT to enjoy what passes for fall foliage this year, and to get the living bejesus stomped out of us. So many memories of past trips to the Mountain…Read More
The-Summer-that-never-was-and-now-will-not-leave continued. Under a glorious sun-filled sky with Autumn temperatures soaring into the mid-70’s, the Rockaway River flood plain at Pocono Fields, Denville would serve as the site for the latest Rugby Palooza. For the first time in aeons, the Masters would actually take to the pitch in our own jerseys. For a long time,…Read More
BITE ME!! That being said, I shall try to redeem my aberrant behavior. Long Island was host of this week’s Palooza. Normally they host a match at a park on the Great Bay of Oyster on the North Shore. Yesterday’s match was preempted by, of all things, a REGATTA! That has to be a first;…Read More
Morris County was the center of the US Rugby universe in early June. Leading up to the US/Ireland match on 06/10, Team USA trained at Drew University (the preeminent small liberal arts university in NJ). Then on Saturday, Denville was host to a miniature tournament featuring a NJ Select Side, NY Upstate Selects, and NY…Read More
On a glorious overcast day at the edge of Newark Bay, Bayonne would host the final palooza of the Spring 2017 season. Coming off 2 days with the temperatures prematurely pushing 90, the 60-ish weather was a welcome relief. Morris and Bayonne would each supplement their sides with members of the Village Lions, Gentlemen of…Read More
The weekend did not start well. A cough that I picked up “working” the the Morristown Brewfest in March materialized into an actual cold on Friday. I felt like crap. Standard marathon training calls for carbo-loading before the event. Treatment of the common cold calls for drinking plenty of fluids. Hmm. With a game tomorrow,…Read More
The umpty-sixth Morris Rugby Sinners dinner was celebrated as tradition would want, on Good Friday. This year’s commemoration fell on April 14. Scores, no, verily approximately 1.5 MILLion were in attendance on the 2nd Floor of the renowned steakhouse Arthurs Tavern. The turnout was YUGE!!!. In fairness, it must be noted that the Morris County…Read More
Got sneakers? Don’t throw them away! We’re running a sneaker drive and need them. We’ll earn $1.00 per every pair collected, and will go to our girls teams. Just bring your sneakers to the Dover Moose Lodge 541 on Saturday March 16, 2019 between 9 am and 2 pm. Molded cleats are accepted too.
The Morris Lions High School Boys travelled once again to the 16th Annual Carolina Ruggerfest. The event, with four games played over the first weekend in March, provides a great opportunity for some pre-season rugby. Of the twenty-one players in the squad there were a few experienced players along with graduates up from the U14’s,…
Morris Rugby will be marching in the St Patrick’s Day parade in Morristown on Saturday March 9th. Come along and join in the fun. Wear your Morris Gear or your Irish Green. We will be meeting at the parking lot of the Town Hall at 11.30. Please enter from the back entrance from Franklin Street.…
THIS HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER ~ NEW DATE IS WED., FEB. 27th!!! The High School and U14 girls are holding a fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings on Wednesday, February 27th at 343 Mount Hope Avenue, Rockaway. 11am -11pm Bring some friends, enjoy good wings and help the girls with their fundraising. For every…
Kat Ramage, a former Morris high school girls player and current Dartmouth player, has been named to the new Women’s Eagles (15’s) 2019 Performance Squad. Congratulations Kat!