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Fairfield Champion Rugby Players Honored By Lawmakers

Area lawmakers came together June 10 to pay tribute to Fairfield's rugby clubs.
Area lawmakers came together June 10 to pay tribute to Fairfield's rugby clubs. Photo Credit: Contributed photo

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – State lawmakers and residents joined together on Friday, June 10 to celebrate the major accomplishments of Fairfield’s rugby clubs.

A ceremony at Anna Liffey’s recognized the Fairfield Yankees Rugby club on winning the 2016 Division III National Championship and the Fairfield Unified Pegasi High School club on winning the state championship. Coaches and players were praised by state lawmakers and presented with an official State Citation for their successful efforts.

“Fairfield truly is a ‘Rugby Capital’,” said Sen. Tony Hwang. “We’re so very proud of these local athletes, and we thank the staff and management at Anna Liffey’s for hosting the post-season ‘scrum’ of a celebration.”

“The Yankee and Pegasi teams are truly special. The bonds between teammates and generations of players help these players to be the champions that they are. We are so proud of both clubs and to have the opportunity to recognize them for their achievement,” said Rep. Laura Devlin.

Rep. Brenda Kupchick echoed that statement. “We're so proud of Fairfield Yankees on this hard earned victory. It was great fun meeting the team, their families and coaches,” she said. 

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