Summer rugby schedule set for Gents, Jr. Gents
The Aspen Times
A staple of summer in Aspen, club rugby will be back with a full schedule of events this summer.
The Gentlemen of Aspen rugby club this week announced the summer schedule, which will include a featured Fourth of July weekend game against the Denver Barbarians, the reigning Ruggerfest champions.
The holiday weekend rugby game will be played at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 5, at Wagner Rugby Stadium (also known as Wagner Park).
At halftime of the holiday rugby game, there will be an exhibition of U13 touch rugby featuring the Mini Gents of Aspen vs. the Roaring Fork Minis.
The senior Gentlemen of Aspen rugby players are training every Tuesday and Thursday at Rio Grande Field in Aspen (6 p.m.).
The Defiance Rugby Club of Glenwood Springs also trains every Tuesday and Thursday at Glenwood Park (6 p.m.). Players are invited to train with either senior rugby club.
Also this summer, every Wednesday evening, there will be under-13 touch rugby at Rio Grande Field in Aspen.
The senior Gentlemen of Aspen are preparing for the Rocky Mountain Select Side Challenge, coming up in Denver on June 13-15.
Rugby 7s practice is planned at Willits Rugby Field in Basalt at 5 p.m. on June 17, 18 and 19.
The Aspen Gents 7s team will play in the Denver 7s tournament on June 21.
The Junior Gents vs. Gents Alumni game and rugby kickoff will be held at 5 p.m. on July 1.
There will be a U13 touch rugby exhibition at halftime.
The annual awards presentation for rugby supporters will follow the alumni contest.
Then, the Junior Gents will turn their attention to a touring side match against a team from Wales, set for July 12.
The Jr. Gents will train July 8 and 10 specifically for the contest against Bryntirion, Wales. The game will be played at Infinity Stadium in Glendale.
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