Lion practice side Aug,2006


Cory and Trevor

The Legendary Coleman ,the Flank, 2002

Bleep Test Results


The bleep test is all about estabishing your individual level and improving on your personal standard. Yet , its still fun to compare. For example, the US National Womens 7s Team that toured the Far East the spring of 02 scored a team average of 11 with a range from 9 o 12. Emil Signes, legendary 7s Coach based in Pennsylvania has coached many outstanding sides over the years. His best performer was Larry Sims from Florida with a 16! Larry Sims was 37 years old at the time of the test!Just for comparison, world class back row players score in the 12-14 range. International props around 10. Interesting , Jonah Lomu, the 260lb 6'5" All Black try machine winger with no body fat scores only a 10 but that is why Lomu is not a world class #8. Graham Bashop, former All Black srumhalf , did an 18 plus on the beep which is a virtual sprint after 18 minutes. Brian Hightower, former Eagle winger and VRU legend with William and Mary and Norfolk, best effort was a 13.

What fitness level does a Div II Rugby player expect of himself? In general terms,anyone under 185 lbs, should be able to achieve a level 10 with a little dedication. For the larger fellas,if you are not in the tight five level, 10 would be a reasonable requirement. Hookers should be able to do a 10,as well. Their skills in the loose are nearly the same as a flanker or 8.

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Test conducted Aug,2006

Brian B. 6
Billy T.injured
Trevor 8
Dennis 4
Cory 9 Test champion
Darryl 6
Ben Martin 4
Louis Kotz 5
BDJuan 2
Nick 5
Joe 4
Mike L 2
Griese 4
Kevin 4
Mike F 4
Shaggy 4
Ben Morgan 4
Phil Struck 5
Chris D 6

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Test conducted Aug 24th,2004

Ben 2
Mike 2
Ed 2
Luke 4
Boog 4
Chris 4
Tyler 4
Joe 5
Shaggy 5
Stephen 6
John r. 6
Ami 7
Steven 7
Dan H 7


Test conducted Aug 17th,2004

Mac 2
Dan 2
Charlie 2
Rudy 2
Brendan 3
Tommy 3
Mirza 4
Chris 4
Tyler 4
Will 4
Pete 4
Carroll 4
Dave 4
Phil 4
John 5
Elliot 5
Mountain 5
Jerry 5
Jim 5
Monk 5
Skilton 5
Greese 6
Darryl 6
Brian 6
Daniel 7
Thomas 7
Chris 7
Billy 9


Billy Tilson,Current Club Champion

Test results for Aug 17th were modest.All player positions beyond the tight five not including the hooker should strive for a test level 8 or above. Props and locks depending on body build and weight should all be seeking to better their personal best no matter their existing level of fitness. We have work to do!

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Test conducted Sept 4th,2002

Bicehouse 2
Paulie 3
Luke 3
Jonathon 3
Phillip 3
Linn 3
Tyler 4
Bowman 3
Tyson 3
Chris 3
Bugger 4
Cody 4
Gillien 5
Darrel 5
Patterson 5
Shaggy 6
Keal 6
Matt 6
Cavanaugh 7
Coleman 7
Patrick 7
Walker 7
JR 9 (Go Tribe!)

Test conducted July 31st

Darryl 5
Reyn 2
Dan H. 3
Dan B 2
Neill 4
Frank 3
Chris 6
Tim 2
Pete 6
Aram 7
Cody 4
Frank unable to test "in the port a john"
Coleman 7
Kevin 4
Tyler 3
Ken 2
Nathan "luke" 4
Norm 4
Brian P. 4
Paulie 2
Joe 5
Ben 3
Pat 7
Will 6
Mirza 6
Matt 3
Mike 3

Overall team performance was poor but not unusual for this time of year. Top performance honors in this test goes to Aram and Pat. Special mention to Mirza for top score to our mates over 200 pounds.


Test conducted March 1st

Pauli 4
Ken 4
Chris B. 5
Cassidy 5
Norm 6
Grunk 6
Darryl 7
Cody 7
Phil Bassette 7
Cary 7
Ben 7
Mark Bell 7
Will 7
Clarence 8
Steve 8
Crazy 8
Frank Tallarico 8
Coleman 9
Art 10

Test average today was 6.7. No significant change in the top performers but our mates at the lower end are improving their scores. Thank you. In the end, we are only as strong as the slowest least fit player on the pitch.


Test conducted Feb 15th

Dan Bicehouse 3
Pauli Dixon 3
Frank Cassidy 4
Ken 4
Tyler 5
John 5
Chris Bowman 5
Luke 5
Johnathon 5
Brent 5
Kevin Grunk 5
John Whit 5
Cody 6
Booger 6
Ben Brown 7
Will 7
Dan LaBlanc 7
Norm 7
Coleman 7
Bell 9
Clarence 8
Frank Tallirico 9
Phil 9
Duncan 10
Ryan 10
Bryan 11
Paul Keal 8
Bishop 9
McCrath 9
Thomas 9
Brian Burnett 11 plus-team champion!

Team average on this test was 6.3. Our test on Feb 6 graded seven mates 8 or better. Our test Feb 15th had eleven mates test 8 or better which is a hopefull indication that our club fitness is improving.


Test conducted Feb 6

Wilts 4
Tyler 4
Bowman 4
Linn 5
Booger 5
Joe 4
Bassette 5
Cary 6
Moore 6
Norm 6
Roye 6
Griffith 6
Grunke 6
Bell 7
Lowery 7
Bishop 8
Thomas 8
Duncan 9
Mcgrath 9
Staples 10
Burnett 10 Team Champion
22 mates tested this evening with a team average of 6.5. We need a team average of eight the week after our first match. All backs and back row forwards must be near a 10 if not better before the Porter Cup. Team average prior to the Porter Cup must be 9 plus.

Just for comparison, world class back row players score in the 12-14 range. International props around 10. Interesting , Jonah Lomu, the 260lb 6'5" All Black try machine winger with no body fat scores only a 10 but that is why Lomu is not a world class #8. Graham Bashop, former All Black srumhalf , did an 18 plus on the beep which is a virtual sprint after 18 minutes. Brian Hightower, former Eagle winger and VRU legend, best effort was a 13.

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