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She Was a Rugby Mom Like The Rest Of Us

And then she was gone

Wendy’s son, Doug — in the headband and blonde hair — standing, far-right. Photo used with permission.

She was a rugby mom like the rest of us. She stood on the sidelines watching her son the same way the rest of us watched our sons — hands over our eyes, fingers parted just enough to be able to see.

Rugby is so tough — as evidenced by the sport’s tagline “No helmets. No pads. Just balls.” — that it’s nothing short of terrifying to…




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Susan McCorkindale

Susan McCorkindale

Rugby mom, soccer mom, author, hopeless optimist. Reach me at

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