Monday, October 14

Rugby Player on Board - Unfortunately, there was no opportunity for heroics last Saturday night in the party district on Bali, when ruggers again found themselves at the epicenter of an al-Qaeda terror attack. An annual "tens" tournament was being held last weekend on the resort island, drawing clubs from around the region. Ruggers being ruggers, the prospect of matches on Sunday did not deter players from going out to the bars and clubs that became the focus of the attack. Among the dead or injured were players from the small towns and large cities of Australia. Hong Kong's tight knit rugby community was also hit hard, and their dead and missing include one American. I know the international rugby community will be keeping all those affected by this dastardly act in their thoughts and prayers.