30 days has September, April, June and November, all the rest have 31, save February which has 28. Since February 2nd the next 28 days to March 2 were essentially rugby free thanks to the nasty polar vortex that has engulfed our area and dominated our weather. Finally the boys were ready to compete with some extra healing time courtesy of Mother Nature.
Another challenging Saturday was in order as the Surrey Beavers attempted to play 3 road games in 3 locations. A task that had the coaches and management burning the phone lines for players to fill out the line ups. A rash of injuries after week one of the second half further drained the reserve pool. A truly appreciated gesture was arranged by Vice President Paul Kelly to have the third division game moved to the second division site at Rupert Park in Vancouver. Well done Paul, and good on the Meraloma club for being agreeable and accommodating to the neutral site match.
December 1st was the last time your Surrey Beavers had played any rugby. It seems inconceivable that it has been 8 weeks without real competition. Training started January 8 when we began to shake out the cobwebs, knock off the rust, and run off the turkey dinners.