Friday, September 23, 2011
60 years of rugby
60 years of rugby. The local rugby team Civitavecchia Rugby Centumcellae (so called the Saracens) this year won the championship and was promoted in the second division. To celebrate the victory the President invited all the players from 1950 until now for a dinner. As you know the Black Knight was the wing in the 70s. It was a great emotion to meet the old friends and to remember who now plays in heaven. How many hugs, how many memories and yes, some drops. In the first 2 pictures the Black Knight is the first on the right, near the head coach and in the middle, the elder with glasses, the greatest and most charismatic player: the Pirate (Milvio Mondelli). When he came the journalists said: "Mondelli, Mondelli, please come here". He replied "Who is Mondelli? I am the Pirate"! My dear old friend Pirate, you were my best teacher on the rugby ground, my second father.
Here you can see the present and the first President of the Civitavecchia Rugby Centumcellae (the B.K. is hidden beyond the first President):
We are all the rugby players from 1950 until now. Avanti Saraceni means "Go Saracens". Click to enlarge.
Running. I beg your pardon but after the emotion of this event I prefer not to write about running. I can only say that despite the injury and the teeth pain I am following my scheduled plan for the marathon.