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Russell Goodman

Place of birth:
Alexandria, Virginia

Position played:
Second Row and No. 8

Summary of rugby career:

First Started Playing Where:
Stanford University

Clubs represented and Years:
Stanford University (1965-1968)
UCLA (1969-1970)
Virginia Navy Seals team (1971)
Santa Monica Rugby Club Founding Officer (1972-1976)

Territorial/National Representative Teams and years:
ll Universities of California side, 1970, Grizzilies number of years in 70s

No of Caps (if applicable):

No of International Matches (if applicable):

Tours: Where, With Whom and Years:
Australia/New Zealand - All University of California Touring
side (1970)
England/Wales - Santa Monica Rugby Club (1973)

Awards and Recognition:

Impact rugby had on your life:
It represents everything sport is meant to be. Wild and free while also intense and disciplined; attracts tremendous players and creates lifelong friends. Loved it.

Most inspirational teammate/coach and why:
Dennis Storer-technical contributions to US Rugby, care for players.

What wisdom would you pass on to current players:
Play with all your soul. This period of your life is brief.

Marital Status (Spouse/Kids names):
Married to Donna 43 years. Daughters-Janae (conceived on Australian tour), Kiera and Brianne who fortunately all favor their mother.

Favorite quote:
Rugby is a ruffian’s game played by gentlemen.

People, Art, Literature, and Sports

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