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Aaron Latzke 10-22-2004 11:19 AM

Just for kicks, how many crossfitters out there either play rugby or were at one time associated to rugby. If you could, also put where, when, and what position. For me, just finished playing at UC Davis and I played 8/lock/blind side.
Cheers,
Aaron Latzke

John J Rocha 10-22-2004 02:35 PM

Played at San Diego State in 97/98. Played Center. Didn't Crossfit at the time.

Aaron Latzke 10-29-2004 10:36 AM

John- It looks as though we are the only true athletes in this whole pot. Do you still play now?

Scott McPeek 10-29-2004 11:35 AM

Aaron-
Played for a highschool club in Sacramento for a couple of years. PLayed lock.
Scott

Justin Jacobsen 10-29-2004 01:15 PM

I played with the Marine team at K-bay, Hawaii for a couple seasons('00-'02). Played everything but 8 at one point or another. Not a pretty boy, so the back line wouldn't have me! Must have been the hair or something. I will tell you this, though, those island boys are BIG!

Andrew Gray 10-29-2004 08:31 PM

Final year at UC Davis for me. Flyhalf mostly with a little bit of fullback.

John, my Dad coached SD State back in 85-87. 87 was the year they won the national championship. Undefeated against Cal those 3 years as well.

Justin, I know what you mean about big island boys. Back in highschool I had to play Burbank every year. They were all giant islanders. I remember their flyhalf was bigger than our props. I swear those guys are already as big as grown men by the time they are 12.

Nick Massman 11-02-2004 02:15 PM

CPSLO '85-'91 (All American #8 '90)
Rotorua Pirates(Rotorua NZ) '88
SLO RFC '91-'93 #8
Sydenham RFC(Christchurch NZ) '91 blind side flanker,#8
Golden Gate RFC '93-'96 blindside flanker,#8

Coaching CPSLO 2003- present
Crossfit '99-present


Andrew, I played against state during that period and was on the recieving end of a few thrashings.

Rgs,
Nick

Steve Shafley 11-03-2004 06:36 AM

I played for a long time in Michigan. The Flint Rogues RFC from '87 to '93 and the Tri-City Barbarians from '93 to'01

Early on I played at loose forward and 8-man. The last few years my size and strength made me a formidable prop, though my mobility suffered.

Aaron Latzke 11-04-2004 12:09 PM

Not bad boys! I do notice a majority of forwards, though. Perhaps a connection with position and toughness?? I don't know...:proud:


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