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The Toughest Job In Rugby

HAIL PELICUS!   The Toughest Job In Rugby   If you ask people who think the toughest job in rugby is and you will get a wide variety of answers.   Forwards always say they have the toughest job, especially the props who think a rugby match is merely a...

The Roads Less Travelled

HAIL PELICUS! The Roads Less Travelled Early morning Saturday, I slowly return to consciousness at the insistence of a pesky buzz.   An early start is needed to complete the 325 mile migration northwards to fulfill the promised rugby regimen.   The night was still upon us and a...

Leaving Las Vegas

HAIL PELICUS!   Leaving Las Vegas   “I'm leaving Las Vegas Lights so bright, palm sweat, blackjack on a Saturday night Leaving Las Vegas I'm leaving for good, leaving for good.” -Sheryl Crow, Leaving Las Vegas   Of course, if David Baerwald had written those lyrics for Sheryl in 2015 rather than 1993 then it...

Rainy Days

HAIL PELICUS!   Rainy Days   “In winter, when the dismal rain Comes down in slanting lines, And Wind, that grand old harper, smote His thunder-harp of pines.” -Alexander Smith   Rain has finally returned to Pelicanland, albeit briefly, and the parched earth greedily drank up the deluge.   Not everyone was fully prepared as there...

Super Pelican

HAIL PELICUS!   Super Pelican   What a weekend! End to end action filled with the chasing of an oval ball as well as the search for the Ultimate Seven Layer Dip (the search continues).   Rugby was plentiful on Saturday as – aside from a league BYE here and...