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22
Apr

2013 Rugby MBA World Championships Recap

The 2013 Thunderbird Rugby team had a respectable showing at the MBA Rugby World Cup hosted by Duke this past weekend. The team scored the first points against Wharton, a perennial contender, but went down 31-7. Wharton’s captain spoke highly of Thunderbird, the team definitely gained respect.
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Next up was NYU. Thunderbird dominated from the opening kickoff, running in 5 tries and walking off with a 31-0 victory. The fine showing in pool play earned Thunderbird the 8th seed in knockout play. The hard grind of rugby began to show, and the team fell to a hard hitting Dartmouth side in the first round of championship play.
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London Business School’s B side were the opponents for the Sunday morning match. With little sleep and even less warmup, Thunderbird took the field. The final had the boys in blue and white on the losing end. The team nursed it’s wounds and enjoyed the social aspect of rugby for the rest of the weekend. Some of our foreign players were even introduced to genuine southern moonshine, with predictable results!
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18
Apr

2013 MBA Rugby World Cup Report

The 2013 Thunderbird Rugby team had a respectable showing at the MBA Rugby World Cup hosted by Duke this past weekend. The team scored the first points against Wharton, a perennial contender, but went down 31-7. Wharton’s captain spoke highly of Thunderbird, the team definitely gained respect.
Next up was NYU. Thunderbird dominated from the opening kickoff, running in 5 tries and walking off with a 31-0 victory. The fine showing in pool play earned Thunderbird the 8th seed in knockout play. The hard grind of rugby began to show, and the team fell to a hard hitting Dartmouth side in the first round of championship play.
London Business School’s B side were the opponents for the Sunday morning match. With little sleep and even less warmup, Thunderbird took the field. The final had the boys in blue and white on the losing end. The team nursed it’s wounds and enjoyed the social aspect of rugby for the rest of the weekend. Some of our foreign players were even introduced to genuine southern moonshine, with predictable results!
11
Apr

MBA Rugby World Championships this weekend!

Thunderbird Rugby Club will be leaving this Thursday to the annual Duke MBA Rugby World Cup. Here are a few comments from the club’s vice president:

“Thunderbird Rugby is taking a relatively inexperienced group to the MBA World Championships this year, but is lucky to be joined by Alumni Clay Adair (President ’12), Elliot Rossbach and David Snowden. What the club lacks in experience, they make up for in athleticism and dumbfound determination. It should be an exciting weekend on the pitch!”

– Jay Stahlman, Vice President of Thunderbird Rugby Club

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4
Apr

2013 Rugby MBA World Championships @Duke!

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Details for the Duke tournament this year:

Location: Danville, Virginia
Date: April 13th and 14th

The team will fly into Raleigh, NC on Thursday the 11th and Friday the 12th of April.

Stay tuned for the latest match results and pictures!

3
Apr

Old Boys Croatia-Montenegro Tour Fund-raising

This time we will have two sponsorship categories, “Corporate” and “Individual”.

Corporate Sponsorships:

Sponsorships are available on the tour jersey, tour t-shirt, and tour program, so if you know someone who might be interested in getting their name around internationally, let me know.  Our corporate sponsor levels are as follows:

GOLD SPONSOR

$3,000                                  Limited to 3 Organizations

  • Corporate logo prominently displayed on front of jersey
  • Corporate logo on tour t-shirt
  • Corporate logo/advertisement in tour program
  • Corporate logo/link on Thunderbird Rugby website
  • Corporate mention during all press opportunities
  • Tour photo/video album with prominently displayed corporate logo appearing in action photos
  • Framed “Thank You” team photo
  • Tour jersey suitable for framing

SILVER SPONSOR

$1,500                                  Limited to 5 Organizations

  • Corporate logo displayed on sleeve of jersey
  • Corporate logo on tour t-shirt
  • Corporate logo/advertisement in tour program
  • Corporate logo/link on Thunderbird Rugby website

BRONZE SPONSOR

$500                 _________________________________                    

  • Corporate logo on tour t-shirt
  • Corporate logo/advertisement in tour program
  • Corporate logo/link on Thunderbird Rugby website

If you are going on tour and bring in $1,000 or more in corporate sponsorship money, your tour kit is free.

We already have one Bronze Sponsor, ‘Shades of Norway’, Henrik Lauritzsen’s company, and we look forward to more!

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This tour we are trying a new form of micro fund-raising to help defray some of our in-country transportation costs (team bus).

“Injured Reserve Sponsors”

For a PayPal donation of $100 (chuckhamilton@mail.com), each Injured Reserve sponsor gets the following:
• Name and position listed in the tour program
• 1 tour t-shirt in the size of your choice (t-shirt will be navy blue with our skull logo on the front in yellow, tour art on the back in 2-3 colors)
• 1 tour beertag (see attached photo sample), black with our skull logo in gold on front, QR code on the back for school’s website)

When you join the ‘Injured Reserve’, please include your name, class year, position, t-shirt size, and mailing address on the PayPal form.

2
Apr

Tbird rugby supporters! Share this with your family and friends!

We have been contacted by a 1992 Thunderbird rugger.

He has recently published a novel based, in part, on his time at Thunderbird, and he has agreed to donate a portion of the proceeds of each sale to the team.

The book sells for $25 and all are first addition, signed copies. If you are interested, check out the website: <http://thehooligansgame.henrybreton.com/>

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Slice of life during a season at American University…when you could get away with bringing a keg in a shopping cart to campus registration day and firing explosives at the soccer team’s house. Realistic characters doing over-the-top pranks, excellent rugby action….Follows exploits from recruitment of newbie to raucous annual dinner. I’ve read the novel, and it’s very amusing.
– Buzz McLain, “Rugby Magazine”

 

Described by Enderle as “a rugby novel,” it is perhaps more than that. It may be the very first American rugby novel, that is, a novel specifically about American rugby…
– Wes “Brigham” Clark, Rugby Reader’s Review

 

I can’t put it down. Hilarious. I know everyone of your characters.

– Paul Simko 

 

Contact the author for a signed copy – enderleguy@hotmail.com

1
Apr

March 30th 2013: Thunderbird vs Prescott

Final Score: Thunderbird 43 – 0 Prescott

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