For the first time ever, Rugby is being dubbed an Olympic sport. Big Al Jerkens and Cayden McFarland were able to check out the sport and receive tips from a local high school graduate who is now a member of the United States team.
Union graduate Lorenzo Thomas, now a 19-year-old sophomore at Lindenwood College in Missouri, took time this week to teach Big Al and Cayden the Rugby ropes.
Thomas was first called to be a part of Team USA last spring, making him the youngest player ever to score for the Eagles.
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This summer, however,Thomas is recovering from a knee injury but he’ll be watching several of his teammates play for Team USA in Rio.
Big Al Cayden and Sunny from KVOO took time to talk with Thomas and learn how to properly drop kick the ball.
While the three of them have their own levels of athleticism, one thing they all have in common is their eagerness to watch Thomas represent the red, white and blue hopefully in four years time, at the next Olympic Games.