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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.

. . . . but we don’t want the Irish!!

It was Long Island’s turn to host the Olde Boy Palooza.  But L.I. Ralph was not there!!  My Mom always used to say that apple pie without cheese is like a hug without a squeeze.  This was a very similar situation, but I am too lazy to think of a word that rhymes with Ralph,…

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Morris Masters Felled by Canadian Goose Excrement…Lots of It

The Harvard of New Jersey left our captain unprepared.  Oh, he may have learned the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow (both African AND European), but his miscalculation of the incubation period of cryptosporidiosis (“crypto”) proved to be the undoing of the Morris Masters on that fateful Saturday in Bayonne, NJ.  Morris, you see, had…

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Eli’s Manning the Pitch

In the shadow of the venerable olde Yale Bowl, just a Misty Mountain Hop, skip and a jump down I-91 from the Meriden YMCA camp, the Greys would host the opening palooza of the Fall 2018 season. A decent number of Masters signed up to battle the I-95 traffic to New Haven, but after Wankers…

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Morris Masters May 12, 2018: CT Grey #20 A Lot; Motley Less

Ruggers from all over the world gathered to celebrate the date on which Mrs. O’Herlihy dramatically improved the trajectory of Morris’ own Cal O’Herlihy’s life by promising to be with him through the best and worst of times.  The latter was exemplified by the performance of the Motley crew with which Cal and several other…

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Let’s Go Ran-gers!!

NO!! For you troglodytes that are fans of a certain NHL team on the wrong side of the Hudson, I am NOT referring to them.  FIE!!  A pox on you.  I just have one thing to say: 19-94 (clap . . . clap . . . clap-clap) Nev-er-more (clap. . . clap . . .…

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A Study in Recycling

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…

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Let the Games Begin . . . .

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…

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By the Power Vested in Me

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…

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Mid-Autumnal Meriden Mauling

. . . 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…

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Revenge of the Seppos

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,…

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U18 Girls Win Rickerson Cup and League Match VS Union 72-10

September 8, 2016

MORRIS HS GIRLS WIN RICKERSON CUP AND LEAGUE MATCH VS. UNION 72-10 The Morris vs Union State matchup was chosen to also be the high school exhibition match at the 10th annual Rickerson cup. Union is in a rebuilding phase under new coach Ivano Mirandi, and have yet to have any competitive games. Thus, the…

Kat Ramage Named NCAA Rugby All American

September 8, 2016

KAT RAMAGE NAMED NCAA RUGBY ALL AMERCIAN Kat Ramage is named in the first class of the NCAA Rugby All Americans!!! The NCAA league will kick off its spring 7s series on April 2 at Quinnipiac University and culminate at the Varsity 7s Championship on April 30 at Army West Point.

U18 and U16 Boys Traveled to Fairfield

September 8, 2016

U18 AND U16 BOYS TRAVELED TO FAIRFIELD The U18 and U16 boys traveled to Fairfield Ct this weekend to take on Fairfield College Preparatory School. The first game was the U18s. Morris got off to a slow start against a fast and bigger Fairfield. But the boys fought back to make it a 28-10 game…

257.63th Annual Comedy Night

September 8, 2016

257.63TH ANNUAL MORRIS RUGBY COMEDY NIGHT Huh, 257.63 ?!?!  It is actually very simple, you take the number of years that Morris Rugby has been in existence (39), divide by the average rugby exaggeration factor of 5, then factor in some comedians who were not that good as well as the number of my brain-cells that were…

U14 Girls Tackle Team Member is Ball Girl for London Irish VS Saracens Game

September 8, 2016

MORRIS RUGBY U14 GIRLS TACKLE TEAM MEMBER IS BALL GIRL FOR THE LONDON IRISH VS. SARACENS GAME Morris Rugby U14 girls tackle team member is ball girl for the London Irish vs. Saracens game Emily Dobbs was selected as a ball girl for the London Irish Vs Saracens match at Red Bull Arena in Harrison,…