A Report From Ireland

According to this posting on the Vassar website, the men’s rugby team lost in their first match with an Irish team.  I don’t know enough about rugby or its scoring system to figure out how close the contest really was, but it appears that Russell was put into the game after Vassar’s captain was injured.

The report does not describe post-game festivities, but I understand from Russell that the team members were expected to learn songs about America — like Woody Guthrie’s This Land Is Your Land — to sing to their Irish opponents during the after-match libations.  Let’s hope the Vassar lads were in good voice.