Extra edition posted due to the extra special news that was announced today:

logoThe United States Rugby Football Foundation Board of Trustees and Directors is proud to announce its 2013 inductees to the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame.

Following the polling of Foundation Directors and voted on by the Trustees, the following will be inducted into the United States Rugby Hall of Fame at the USRFF U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Dinner at the Inn at the Ballpark in Houston, Texas on Saturday, June 8, 2013 prior to the U.S. Eagles match against Ireland.

The Class of 2013 is:

……..

  • Rob Bordley, the first man to captain the United States Eagles. He did so against Australia on January 31, 1976. He also captained the Eagles in their second test ever, against France in Chicago on June 12, 1976.

Further detail from Landon (apologies to those who received this from the school):

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Bordley Elected to Rugby Hall of Fame
Posted 04/02/2013 09:30AM

Landon teacher, coach recognized for playing career

Rob Bordley ’66, Landon history teacher, head varsity lacrosse coach and holder of the Endowed Chair for Teaching-Coaching, has been elected to the United States Rugby Hall of Fame. The induction dinner will be held in Houston on Saturday, June 8, 2013, prior to the U.S. Eagles match against Ireland.

Bordley was the first man to captain the Eagles in a match vs. Australia on Jan. 31, 1976. He also captained the Eagles in their next match vs. France on June 12, 1976. Bordley joined the Washington Rugby Club in 1970 and played with the team for 15 years. To qualify for the national team, Bordley first played for the Eastern regional team in the trials against teams from the North, South and West. He was one of the few players from outside California to make the national team.

“I was surprised by this honor. Guys play rugby because they love the sport,” Bordley says. “You don’t get much publicity.”

Bordley also participated with the national team in a 1977 tour against the English national team. He was also the first American to play for an international all-star team during the late 1970s that played several matches in South Africa, where the sport is celebrated on a much larger scale.

“If you play for 10 or more years, you end up hosting team get-togethers and having a longer list of friends,” he says. “The camaraderie is great.”

As a student at Landon, Bordley played soccer and said that his experience kicking a ball helped his rugby career, which started when he was a student at Princeton. Bordley became Landon’s varsity head lacrosse coach in 1975, three years after the school first offered the sport.

BSN Note: Rob did not play Rugby at Princeton. His natural athletic skills, not years of practice, brought him to a world class level!

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t7fgreen bear

Malachi Bostic-Watley ’13 finished 13th out of an impressive field at the Carifta Games in Nassau, Bahamas this past Saturday.  His time of 11.08 is the fastest electronically time 100 meter dash is school history.  The school record is held by three athletes at a hand timed 10.8*.

5  Bostic-Wattley, Malachi 19 US Virgin Island 11.08

note: the Green Bear is part of Coach Addison Hunt’s message. It is so well designed and worthwhile that it had to be included here.

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