The Monmouth Rugby Club would like to thank everyone who came out this past Saturday to celebrate another great year in our 39 year history. A little over three hundred people came out to enjoy the rugby matches and back to the club for our annual celebration.
The newly formed Monmouth Maulers started the day against neighboring rival, Christian Brothers Academy. The Monmouth U-19 program just finished their first season in the New Jersey SBRO by making the D2 playoffs, eventually losing to the eventual champion, Princeton AC. On Saturday, the Maulers fell to CBA by a score of 29-20, though showing vast improvement sinve their last meeting at Neptune, Meet Rugby.
The Monmouth Women payed the perremially ranked Village Lions, and with strong support from the many years of players, dominated the rugby match from start to finish.
The Mean Machine played their annual match against the D3 mens squad from Suffolk, defeating them in a hotly contested match, 27 to 24.
Monmouth Men took on long time rivals from Union RFC, in a barn burner which even saw referee Scott Reilly unable to finish. The final score ended up closer than many would have wanted, but the Men did prevail by a 55 to 50 count.
Back on to the Rover we went, and celebrated in typical Monmouth Rugby fashion with over 200 guests joining us for hours of fun and music. We saw the induction of the two newest members of the Monmouth Rugby Hall of Fame. Chris Kaldrovics gave the induction speech for the youngest member of the hall, Kevin Walsh. Paule Barford introduced Scott Constantine and managed to keep the mike for less than ten minutes. Not that the mike was plugged in anyway.
Once again, thanks to everyone who came out and supported the club, not only Saturday, but throughout the spring and fall rugby seasons as well. Monmouth Day 2013 will be the same time, Saturday before Memorial Day, and will look to be an epic 40th birthday party.