Rugby showdown on tap Saturday in Aspen

Dale Strode
The Aspen Times
The Gentlemen of Aspen, defending here against the Denver Barbarians, will take on Steamboat Springs at 2 p.m. Saturday in a rugby game at Wagner Park in downtown Aspen.
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Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday in downtown Aspen.

The Gentlemen of Aspen rugby club will host Steamboat Springs in a full-side contest at Wagner Park.

The public is invited; no admission.

Refreshments will be available.

The Gents full side is coming off a 48-24 victory over the Denver Barbarians on July 5 on the same field at Wagner Park.

The Gents used an explosive second half to pull away from the Denver club, including long try runs from Wesley LaBorte. Aspen scored the final 22 points for the win.

Aspen also defeated the Defiance club from Glenwood Springs in a full-side contest earlier this summer.

The Gents also won the inaugural Aspen 7s tournament a month ago. They went on to finish fourth in the Denver 7s — won by the Barbos.