Thursday, January 12, 2012


I really believe that rugby represents the best opportunity for an athlete to apply Crossfit obtained speed, strength, endurance, and focus. It is truly the ultimate team game with all players sharing the responsibilities of passing, running, and playing both offense and defense. It is a game that has positions that will accommodate players of all sizes, and despite not wearing pads it is a game that produces significantly fewer serious injuries then American Football. Most players in the US don’t start playing the game in until college or later. So no experience in necessary and we are happy to teach those interested.

I’d like to invite you all out to watch your fellow Crossfitters Mike (Miguel) Gonzalez, Jean Etcheverry, and myself as we take on the Tampa Krewe RFC this weekend at 2:30pm in Estero (party to follow). I hope some of you might watch the game and develop an interest in joining us on the pitch.

But don’t take my word for it check out this video featuring two of the World Champion New Zealand All Blacks and dedicated Crossfitters -

Take I-75 to exit 123 Corkscrew Rd and head west. Make a left on Three Oaks Parkway, and a right on Williams Rd. The pitch is located on the right just after Estero High School and their football field and before the golf driving range (look for the goal posts).

Dan Banks

Dan Banks in Training

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