Former Old Blue, Yonathan "Bear Jew" Kaplan saves a try with a massive hit. Click the image to read the rugbydump.com article and see the hit.
This weekend (February 8), a few of the boys helped out with the Special Olympics at the Javits Center. Blake "Aussie with a Glass Arm" helped to coordinate the event in an effort to encourage more OB involvement in the community.
Congratulations to Old Blues Dick Donelli and Kevin Swords, who will be inducted to the US Rugby Hall of Fame this year. You can visit the US Rugby Hall of Fame website here and check out their bios below:
Richard “Dick” Donelli was quarterback on the Columbia University’s (then it was Columbia College) football team before he started playing rugby in 1961 while a graduate student at Columbia’s Dental School. He and five other Columbia football players founded the Old Blue RFC in 1963 and until he retired from play in 1976 at the age of 39, Donelli was Old Blue’s president, captain and first side scrumhalf, revolutionizing scrumhalf play with his “spiral pass.” During that time, he catapulted Old Blue to their current perch as one of the premier rugby clubs in the country. He furthered Old Blue’s standing in U.S. Rugby by Co-Founding the Old Blue Rugby Foundation in 1984 and being its Chairman until his passing in 2011.