This is dedicated to Angie Witter, longtime friend and supporter of the New York Rugby Club. Angie left us after a long battle but we know she’s looking down on Jim, Annie and Michael from the rugby stands in the sky.
NEW YORK, NY – At long last, our Matt McCarthy was finally able to get our dashing globe-trotting correspondent, Johnathan Wicklow Barberie, in a chair for an interview. JWB had an extraordinary run, including trips to the NY 7s, Vegas 7s and Six Nations. But what separates Wicklow Barberie from other pundits/reporters is the fact that he not only got from behind the microphone and donned cleats, but he also electrified the 7s venues with his play. In fact, he was so dominant, many experts are wondering if they witnessed the Best Rugby Performance Ever!
In Vegas, JWB secured a tryout with the New Zealand All Blacks 7s through their Hall of Fame coach, Gordon Tietjens, played some 7s with the two best 7s players ever – Waisale Serevi and Ben Gollings and scored an amazing try in front of an astounded crowd at Sam Boyd Stadium. And guess what? We won’t even get to all that today… Why? Because our man Johnathan so dominated the NY 7s tourney, he was named its MVP by the nation’s oldest and most prestigious club – the New York Rugby Club. Need proof? We’ve got it below, along with a gaggle of astounded witnesses from the tournament’s 130+ teams.. all on camera! If you were there, you may be in the clip below. If you weren’t, you don’t want to miss the next one.
See for yourself:
Wow… That gives us goose bumps every time we watch it!
Feel free to comment below, look for and “Like” our Facebook Rugby Wrap Up Page and follow us on Twitter @RugbyWrapUp, @JunoirBlaber, @Declan Yeats, @Mathew Drew Turner, @JamieLoyd and @Ebstide52, respectively. We rely on you to spread the word!