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In The Ruck: Back to Back

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Glendale Raptors vs San Francisco Golden Gate Rhinos PRP Grand Final

GLENDALE, CO – MAY 14: Glendale Raptors vs San Francisco Golden Gate Rhinos in the PRP Grand Final at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on May 14, 2016. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

A year ago (yesterday) I slammed my hand in a car door, requiring 7 stitches in my right index finger. My shooting finger. It was two days before the PRP Grand Final. I was on strict orders to rest for ten days. No shooting, no heavy lifting. I had covered the entire season, to miss the final left me feeling pretty terrible. Through a pretty heavy haze of pain killers I followed the game on Twitter. The Raptors won, bringing home their first PRP championship. When the Raptors secured their place in the final last Saturday, I knew I needed to I make sure to be extra careful this week. I wasn’t going to miss the final two years in a row. The caution was worth it. The Raptors took home their second straight PRP championship yesterday. Dominating San Francisco Golden Gate from the opening whistle. Congratulations to the Raptors and the entire organization. Thanks for looking.

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In The Ruck: April 2016

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GLENDALE, CO - APRIL 9: Glendale Raptors vs Santa Monica at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on April 9, 2016. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

GLENDALE, CO – APRIL 9: Glendale Raptors vs Santa Monica at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on April 9, 2016. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

 

Shooting the Raptors over the last three seasons has been a ridiculous amount of fun. I had never shot rugby prior to being asked to shoot a sevens tournament, much less having ever seen a match. Its been a learning experience but a fun one at that. With PRO Rugby starting in Denver in the last month, it will be interesting to see where the game goes here in America.

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May 10, 2016 at 2:10 pm

In the Ruck: March 2016

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GLENDALE, CO - MARCH 12: Denver Barbos vs Santa Monica Dolphins at Infinity park in Glendale, Colorado on March 12, 2016.

GLENDALE, CO – MARCH 12: Denver Barbos vs Santa Monica Dolphins at Infinity park in Glendale, Colorado on March 12, 2016.

Saturday’s are for rugby. Over the last three years I’ve spent almost every Saturday in the spring and fall on the pitch in Glendale shooting rugby. I haven’t blogged about it or spoke about it much. I’ve kept it under the radar for the most part and I can’t tell you why. The Glendale Raptors as an organization have been amazing and very easy to work with. Their dedication to growing the game in Denver has been awesome to watch. In an attempt to actually blog more, I’ll be posting up photos after every game starting next week. The season started a while ago so the first two months of the season will be put in digest form. Thanks for looking.

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Photos: RugbyTown 7s

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Over the last three years, I’ve been covering rugby as the official team photographer of the Glendale Raptors Rugby Club in the suburbs of Denver. Its been a rather fun and rewarding experience that has gotten me into a different mind-set and given me an opportunity to do something different and fun. Every August the club hosts the Serevi RugbyTown 7’s tournament which brings in teams from all over the country and several countries to play the speedy version of rugby.

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GLENDALE, CO - AUGUST 14: Coast Guard vs Navy during the Serevi RugbyTown 7s tournament at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on August 14, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

GLENDALE, CO – AUGUST 14: Coast Guard vs Navy during the Serevi RugbyTown 7s tournament at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on August 14, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

GLENDALE, CO - AUGUST 14: Navy v Marines during the Serevi RugbyTown 7s tournament at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on August 14, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

GLENDALE, CO – AUGUST 14: Navy v Marines during the Serevi RugbyTown 7s tournament at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on August 14, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

GLENDALE, CO - AUGUST 14: Army v Marines during the Serevi RugbyTown 7s tournament at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on August 14, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

GLENDALE, CO – AUGUST 14: Army v Marines during the Serevi RugbyTown 7s tournament at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on August 14, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

GLENDALE, CO - AUGUST 14: Air Force vs Marines during the Serevi RugbyTown 7s tournament at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on August 14, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

GLENDALE, CO – AUGUST 14: Air Force vs Marines during the Serevi RugbyTown 7s tournament at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on August 14, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

GLENDALE, CO - AUGUST 14: Air Force vs Marines during the Serevi RugbyTown 7s tournament at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on August 14, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

GLENDALE, CO – AUGUST 14: Air Force vs Marines during the Serevi RugbyTown 7s tournament at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on August 14, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

GLENDALE, CO - AUGUST 14: Raptors vs Stars Rugby during the Serevi RugbyTown 7s tournament at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on August 14, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

GLENDALE, CO – AUGUST 14: Raptors vs Stars Rugby during the Serevi RugbyTown 7s tournament at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on August 14, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

GLENDALE, CO - AUGUST 14: Denver vs Northeast ODP during the Serevi RugbyTown 7s tournament at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on August 14, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

GLENDALE, CO – AUGUST 14: Denver vs Northeast ODP during the Serevi RugbyTown 7s tournament at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on August 14, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

GLENDALE, CO - AUGUST 15: Utah Lions vs Atlantis for the High School Cup during the Serevi RugbyTown 7s tournament at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on August 15, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

GLENDALE, CO – AUGUST 15: Utah Lions vs Atlantis for the High School Cup during the Serevi RugbyTown 7s tournament at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on August 15, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

GLENDALE, CO - AUGUST 15: Army vs Air Force during the Serevi RugbyTown 7s tournament at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on August 15, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

GLENDALE, CO – AUGUST 15: Army vs Air Force during the Serevi RugbyTown 7s tournament at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on August 15, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

GLENDALE, CO - AUGUST 15: US Stars vs Mexico during the Serevi RugbyTown 7s tournament at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on August 15, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

GLENDALE, CO – AUGUST 15: US Stars vs Mexico during the Serevi RugbyTown 7s tournament at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on August 15, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

GLENDALE, CO - AUGUST 15: US Stars vs Mexico during the Serevi RugbyTown 7s tournament at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on August 15, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

GLENDALE, CO – AUGUST 15: US Stars vs Mexico during the Serevi RugbyTown 7s tournament at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on August 15, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

GLENDALE, CO - AUGUST 16: Mexico vs Marines during the Serevi RugbyTown 7s tournament at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on August 16, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

GLENDALE, CO – AUGUST 16: Mexico vs Marines during the Serevi RugbyTown 7s tournament at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on August 16, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

GLENDALE, CO - AUGUST 16: Air Force vs Northwest ODPduring the Serevi RugbyTown 7s tournament at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on August 16, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

GLENDALE, CO – AUGUST 16: Air Force vs Northwest ODP during the Serevi RugbyTown 7s tournament at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on August 16, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

GLENDALE, CO - AUGUST 16: Bermuda vs Mexico during the Serevi RugbyTown 7s tournament at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on August 16, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

GLENDALE, CO – AUGUST 16: Bermuda vs Mexico during the Serevi RugbyTown 7s tournament at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on August 16, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

GLENDALE, CO - AUGUST 16: Bermuda vs Mexico during the Serevi RugbyTown 7s tournament at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on August 16, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

GLENDALE, CO – AUGUST 16: Bermuda vs Mexico during the Serevi RugbyTown 7s tournament at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on August 16, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

GLENDALE, CO - AUGUST 16: Bermuda vs Mexico during the Serevi RugbyTown 7s tournament at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on August 16, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

GLENDALE, CO – AUGUST 16: Bermuda vs Mexico during the Serevi RugbyTown 7s tournament at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on August 16, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

GLENDALE, CO - AUGUST 16: Denver vs Serevi Selects during the Serevi RugbyTown 7s tournament at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on August 16, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

GLENDALE, CO – AUGUST 16: Denver vs Serevi Selects during the Serevi RugbyTown 7s tournament at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on August 16, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

GLENDALE, CO - AUGUST 16: Denver vs Serevi Selects during the Serevi RugbyTown 7s tournament at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on August 16, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

GLENDALE, CO – AUGUST 16: Denver vs Serevi Selects during the Serevi RugbyTown 7s tournament at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on August 16, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

GLENDALE, CO - AUGUST 15: Navy vs Bahamas during the Serevi RugbyTown 7s tournament at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on August 15, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

GLENDALE, CO – AUGUST 15: Navy vs Bahamas during the Serevi RugbyTown 7s tournament at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on August 15, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

Written by anotherbigadventure

August 18, 2015 at 4:43 pm