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The Big Hurt

HAIL PELICUS!   The Big Hurt It was the injury that rocked Northern California.   The agony and the disappointment evident on his face.   The painful limping as he struggled off.   The helpless looks of his team.   The question on everyone’s mind was how would they respond?   Would the...

Professional Startup

HAIL PELICUS!   Professional Startup   The day long longed for (longing long time?) or, in some cases, dreaded has finally arrived.   The United States of America finally has professional rugby.   There were 2 matches scheduled to start the league off, one in Sacramento against their Bitter Arch Rival...

Death And Taxes

HAIL PELICUS!   Death and Taxes   "'In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." -Benjamin Franklin, 1789   "'In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death, taxes and that the referee is always right." -Pelicus Pedem Referre, 2016   As I write this America’s...

Opening Weak

HAIL PELICUS!   Opening Weak   There have been a lot of sporting distractions this week and not all of them have been rugby related.   This is, after all, Opening Week for baseball during which we had the NCAA basketball final (what an ending!) as well as the continued...

Cliff Hanger

HAIL PELICUS!   Cliff Hanger   Rugby Today (rugbytoday.com) has an assistant editor and columnist named Pat Clifton.   He has been commenting on rugby for years and hails back to the days when Rugby Today was Rugby Magazine – the only real source for American rugby news.   He recently...