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Gordon E. Bosserman

Place of birth:
Long Beach, California

Position played:
Second Row

Summary of rugby career:

First Started Playing Where:
UCLA (1967)

Clubs represented and Years:
UCLA (1967-1971)
SMRC (1972-1978 and 1985)
Bay Area Touring Side (BATS) (1976 and 1989)

Territorial/National Representative Teams and years:
Grizzlies (1972)
Griffins (1977)

No of Caps (if applicable):

No of International Matches (if applicable):
Around 10 with the most important being against the Barbarians
in 1976.

Tours: Where, With Whom and Years:
Canada twice - UCLA
New Zealand - Grizzlies (1972)
England - Old BATS (1988)

Awards and Recognition:

Impact rugby had on your life:
Have made some wonderful friends that I have to this day. These are people you could count on if you ever needed assistance.

Most inspirational teammate/coach and why:
Larry Petrill as a player because of his quiet intensity; Ron Nesbit as a coach and player. He was one the most competitive athletes I have ever met. He stopped practice once to correct my grammar.

What wisdom would you pass on to current players:
There is nothing like walking on to a field with your team knowing that you are the best team in the United States.

Marital Status (Spouse/Kids names):

Favorite quote:
“No one gets out alive.”


Internet links to anything of interest on the web about the player:
SpolinSilvermanCohen & Bosserman LLP