News for 8/2012

Hackney’s Polish Enterprise
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Shaun Rooke

Hackney pre-season tour party 2012 found themselves on the Polish – Czech border after a 4 hour journey in a state of slight bewilderment. The group was 4 strong and even the least gifted mathematician around could see that it wasn’t enough to field a 7’s team. The problem of numbers didn’t stop there when the breakdown of tourist was 2 full time players (Matthieu Arneguy and Shaun Rooke), a mascot (Ollie “plate for an arm” Relph) and a coach (Ben Chamberlain). It got even worse when the coach declared he wasn’t actually there to coach our team but instead had signed up to coach a ladies team from Warsaw named the Frogs. No matter as we recruited Rob Reynolds from Kew Occasionals along with a few guys from London Japanese RFC and were introduced to local Poles from Posnan looking for a game.

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Roy Irwin

 We are playing at Welwyn this weekend. Not many players have indicated their availability on the selection spreadsheet. If you are new and, for some reason, are not yet on the sheet, then please email Ollie Hart or Ben Scanlan if you are available.

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Dan Aylward continues good work with SKRUM
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Laurence Mills

Having only left for Lesotho to lead the rugby charity Skrum less than a year ago, Hackney RFC’s Dan Aylward has already been achieving remarkable results. 

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