Author Archive for Karen Ritter

Wife, mom and happy rugby/Colts/Indiana Hoosiers/auto racing/Indianapolis 500 fan! Introduced to rugby when my kids played, I’ve been a fan ever since. Once a rugby mom, always a rugby mom!

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A Rugby Christmas


‘Twas the night before Christmas, and through all the rugby world, Visions of championships and rugby gifts swirled. Homes were decked out for the holiday fests, And cupboards were stocked mightily for holiday guests. Nestled under the tree, for excited guests to see, Beautifully wrapped gifts rested patiently. Rich baking aromas saturated the senses, And […]

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Happy Rugby Thanksgiving! Rugby Mom Gives Thanks


USA – Rugby is a game. A fabulous, fantastic, wonderful game that is good on so many levels. It’s a great diversion from everyday life and the struggles therein. And with Rugby Thanksgiving upon us, I thought it was a good time for some reflection. Sitting here in my warm house, I’m very aware that there […]

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RWU MumScrum: Why Every Mom Should Let Their Child Play Rugby


Indiana, USA – There is a lot of excitement about the USA Eagles versus the New Zealand All Blacks game going on this weekend. I am excited too but we will get to that in a minute. With all that talk of the big game helping grow rugby in the USA by getting more kids […]

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12 Teams, 1 Cup, WRWC 2014


The RWU Mom aka Mumscrum, Karen Ritter is back with a great piece on the Women’s Rugby World Cup. 12 teams. 3 pools. 2 venues. 1 cup. And 312 ladies ready to bring the trophy back home. Are you ready for the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2014??? Part of the fun of an international competition […]

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WRWC and RWC: Rugby Mom Believes in USA!


ANY TOWN, USA – “USA! USA! USA!” And… “I believe that we will win!” Those chants still ring in my head and give me goosebumps! Congrats to the USA Men’s Soccer Team! They didn’t win against Belgium but they sure came close, and in so doing, converted many a casual soccer fan to a die-hard […]

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Fathers, Ray Green, Rugby and Greatness


Indiana – Today we celebrate Father’s Day, and while it may be a cliché, the simple words of “Thank you, Dad” still hold such great meaning.  I think the gifts we give dads on Father’s Day pale in comparison to the gifts they give us, the best ones being intangibles such as wisdom and love.  […]

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