How international does one have to go to not just enjoy authentic rugby action but to dress the part, at least somewhat? The answer, for the Rocky Mountain residents is, “Not very far, y’all.” To get the live action of it all, Infinity Park is a hop, skip and jump from Downtown proper. There, the Raptors take on the likes of the Denver Harlequins, Barbarians, Warriors (come out to play-ay), Salt Lake City Slugs, Albuquerque Brujos, Kansas City Blues, Oregon Sports Union, and the Black Ice. Having scored a Canterbury of NZ shirt the other week from Nordstrom Rack, I’m ready to at least spectate. I am not a Greek God carved from wood, like most of the players, so the sidelines and keeping all my teeth sound more my speed.
I also found some C of NZ madras shorts at Marshall’s (the same at which I scored the Sperrys) but they bordered more on short pants/jams versus actual short short. They were a no-go.