To Watch, or To Play? That is the Question.

Hey Guys,

At 9:30 on Saturday Morning the ENGLISH (not the Welsh, nor the Scots–did I get that right this time?) will take arms against the sea of troubles that is the Italian 15 side in the 6 Nations tournament.  Naturally, that poses a dilemma given touch begins at 9:30.  (Conditions for touch will be similar to last week, cold, but not unbearable.)  Weighing the prospect of playing in the frigid outdoors when we could be at a bar watching top flight rugby must give us pause.  If you want to watch rugby, head to James Hoban’s in Dupont.  Olly will be there for sure.  Otherwise, out on the field for the rest of us for enterprises of great pitch and moment.

*  I don’t know what the prices are for James Hoban’s; I’m sure they’re reasonable.  Also, France will face Ireland at 12:30 if you want to stay and watch, or head over after touch.

**  Olly’s happy to book a table, so if you’re certain you’re going to watch the game, respond to this post so he knows whether to hold some seats.

***  When did England become a nation?  I thought the UK was the nation.  For that matter, when did Scotland or Wales become nations?  I need a clear definition about this.  “6 ‘Nations'” sounds a bit silly, doesn’t it?  (Feel free to correct me if I’m being massively ignorant).

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6 thoughts on “To Watch, or To Play? That is the Question.

  1. Hi, my name is Kami, and I am interested in coming out and playing a game…but that probably won’t happen until the spring, lol. Am I allowed to show up to watch the game even though I haven’t actually met any of you yet?

    • Kami – it is free format. Turn up and watch or play or both. Attendance is usually much better once it gets a little warmer – and there is not rugby on TV.

  2. Hoban’s cover is usually $20, which they put towards your tab. Another option for those in NoVa is O’Sullivan’s in Clarendon, which doesn’t charge cover at all – I’ll be there for England vs Italy.

  3. Luke – SA lost to Wales!!!

    For this wishing to know more about the glorious Motherland of the greatest Empire this world has ever known:

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