Clubhouse Interview: David Bruck, Alum
- How did you get involved with rugby and Old Puget Sound Beach?
- Where did the club practice and play?
- How many players/sides did the club have and who were the coaches?
- Who were the main competitors and what leagues did the team play in?
- Who were some of the memorable players and what were some of the most memorable experiences?
- How have you been involved with rugby beyond playing?
- What do you want to see for Seattle Rugby Club and its culture going forward?
In this Seattle Rugby Club alum interview, David Bruck tells us about the Seattle rugby scene and playing for Old Puget Sound Beach in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Hear about the crowds for matches at the Green Lake rugby pitch, walking a few minutes from the practice field in Capitol Hill to the Comet Tavern, and tries being worth only 3 or 4 points. David also shares his stories of taking the ferry up to play in Canada and the parties afterwards, the tight competition with the California and PNW teams, the Monterey and Princess Marguerite tournaments, and the 1983 tour to New Zealand and Fiji with OPSB and The Overlake School youth team.
About the Seattle Rugby Club
Established in 1966, Seattle Rugby Club (formerly known as Seattle OPSB and Seattle Saracens) is an adult rugby union club focused on the fifteens code of the global game. Seattle Rugby proudly promotes the sport of rugby in North America both on and off the pitch through community-focused efforts as well as performing on game day. The club provides opportunities for men, women, and young people to engage with rugby at all levels.