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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Rugby in California - a dangerous game... to watch!

There have been times in the past where there have been the odd heated discussions between spectators at some of our games. Its pretty rare, but some may remember a game last season that had to be abandoned when some parents were unwilling to accept a referees decision following some foul play. This is normally calmed down fairly quickly with only occasional disciplinary action needed by a club.

Well, they take their rugby pretty seriously in California too, it seems. Trouble is, being America, they have other  ways of dealing with things beyond a stern word from the club committee. So when an argument broke out at the end of a women's training session at East Palo Alto on Tuesday between one of the players and some male spectators the result (according to this report) was two men shot, one five times in the back.

Even more remarkably another shooting took place yesterday after a game - this time a men's game - only a few miles away.

Apparently arrests have been made in both cases, and (remarkably) no-one has been killed but perhaps the moral here is that if you are ever in the US and you get to watch a rugby match be careful what you say...

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