The 4th Semi-Annual
Table Rock Rugby Morganton Mashup
An organized pre-season pickup game designed to give new rugby
players game time experience, let old ruggers get in a bit of a run, and a
chance for active players to dust off their boots for the upcoming season.
When: Saturday August 23rd, 2014 @ Noon
Where: Morganton Soccer Complex – 100 Greenlee Ford
Road Morganton, NC
Cost: For Table Rock Rugby players, this is a
practice game covered by Club Dues. For
all visiting players, a $5 per player donation would be appreciated.
12:00 – Player check-in begins. Players will be assigned to the “Blue” team
or the “Red” team based upon position(s) played, experience, fitness level,
12:15 – Team practice. We will have a couple of rugby coaches on
hand to instruct those new or nearly new to the game.
1:00 – Kickoff of first match.
The amount of time played and the number of games will be entirely
dependent upon how many players show up.
The past three pre-season mashup games have had approximately 30 to 40
players. The primary purpose of this
event is to give new players experience and teach them the rules. So if we see that some of the new players are
making mistakes or repeatedly breaking rules, we will stop the game, explain
the rules to them and then resume play.
If one side or the other proves too dominant, we will re-arrange teams
during a break in play.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Question: Can we bring a full squad and practice
against one of the pickup sides?
Answer: No. The purpose of this event is to bring new
players into the game, not provide cannon fodder for existing teams.
Exception: College teams who could not field a full
squad last Spring are welcome to bring as many as they can, and we will try to
keep them together.
Question: Who will be refereeing the games?
Answer: We typically have one of the coaches referee
the games. Some are experienced referees
and some are not.
Question: I’m old and decrepit. What if I can’t play the whole game? Can I just come out for a 20 minute run?
Answer: Yes. We
will adjust sides as players tire out.