Hey, friends - I got to go see my first live rugby match last night! It was a friendly between Connacht and Ulster, both of whom sent their "A" squads to Boston for the "Cara Cup," which seems to be an effort to raise the profile of Major League Rugby. Connacht dominated for most of the match, coming out ahead, 44-21, if I remember right. I've attached a pano of the pitch, one of the meager crowd, and one of me with Corey Reid, who played #13 for Connacht. During the game, I got to sit next to the family of Connacht's #15, Colm de Buitlear, who had all come to the US to watch him ... very cool!