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For The Love Of Rugby

HAIL PELICUS!   For The Love Of Rugby The previous editor of this fine organ gave me some advice when I took over. He said that he always thought of Hail Pelicus as a love letter to the game of rugby.   I have always taken those words to...

A Latesummer’s Evening Olympic Dream

HAIL PELICUS!   A Latesummer’s Evening Olympic Dream   There is a lot of rugby related fun going on these days so Hail Pelicus has come out with another summertime issue.   We do, after all, have much to discuss.   The competitive portion of the Northern California 7s season is...

Midsummer Classic

HAIL PELICUS! Midsummer Classic Here we are at the summer season’s midpoint and the Hail Pelicus has roused itself after a sleepy few weeks.    It gets harder and harder to crank up the juices and put out a HP after an extended break like this because writing...

Fifteens Finales

HAIL PELICUS!   Fifteens Finales   “There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.” -Frank Herbert   The sentiment above is especially true these days where rugby seems to have no off season.  The 15s portion of the year is winding down with championships and championship-like...

A Grand Farewell

HAIL PELICUS!   A Grand Farewell   Oh what an exit that's how to go. When they're ringing your curtain down. Demand to be burried like Eva Perron - Andrew Lloyd Webber, Evita   No, Bruce Carter is not dead but the sentiment remains:   If you are making an exit, make sure you do...