The Virginia Gents traveled to the Commonwealth Cup May 21,2005 with a small but motivated group of players. Rather than remain as a side,our mates,Tom Sarisky,Jerry Gilfoyle,Will Thornton,Russ Simones,Doug Lumbking,Tom Oxenham,Mike "Cajun" Bermes,Mike Toole,John Lawrence,Mike Tait,and Cary Kennedy elected to spread their playtime with Western Suburbs,the Va.Cards, and a very strong combined side consisting of Richmond,Raleigh,Roanoke,and Charlottesville mates. The play was competitive and of high quality by any standard associated with master rugby. Everyone got plenty of playtime.

Personally delighted to play WITH rather than against some of our accomplished rugby freinds from the Raleigh Legends. Ivan Morton played a savy hard running game,Rick Mcbride,Bob Carswell,Simon Whysall,Paul Meyers,Mark Vasbinder to name a few.

Thank you Brad Mills for organizing the combined side and great to play with you again.

Great hosting effort by the Virginia RFC at the pitch with free grill and all the beer ya could drink followed by hospitality at the palacial yet rustic home of Mike and Bethany Puopolo. Thank you Virginia RFC and Bethany and Mike!

I expect to be at some of our 7's sessions at Mt.Rd on thurs evening--come on! Let's take some time at the Dugout and plot our goals for next fall.

For all Virginia Gentlemen 49 and over--contact me immediately if you have interest in joining the VA.Cards for Aspen in Sept. Our call for 49 and over INCLUDES our rugby friends in Norfolk,Raleigh,Charlottesville,Roanoke--whole VRU! Guaranteed fine rugby times in Aspen Sept 14-18th.