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Highlanders return to the pitch for alumni game

Jonathan Marshall sprints downfield with the ball after narrowly eluding Tyler Hill, as Robert Joseph (right) officiates Sunday’s Highlander Alumni game. Former members of the Highlanders Rugby Club prep team, the five-time high school champions of North Carolina, returned to the pitch last weekend for a “touch” rugby game at Lincoln Center, organized by Joseph, the HRC founder who now also wears another cap as president of North Carolina Youth Rugby.
Jonathan Marshall sprints downfield with the ball after narrowly eluding Tyler Hill, as Robert Joseph (right) officiates Sunday’s Highlander Alumni game. Former members of the Highlanders Rugby Club prep team, the five-time high school champions of North Carolina, returned to the pitch last weekend for a “touch” rugby game at Lincoln Center, organized by Joseph, the HRC founder who now also wears another cap as president of North Carolina Youth Rugby. PHOTOS BY JIM KENNY

Former members of the Highlanders Rugby Club prep team, the five-time high school champions of North Carolina, returned to the pitch this week alumni games at Lincoln Center.

The Highlanders played Sunday in a game organized by HRC founder Robert Joseph, who now wears another cap as president of North Carolina Youth Rugby.

The club hosts pickup “touch” rugby games, open to everyone ages 14 and up, every Sunday at 4 p.m. at Lincoln Center.

The Highlanders also will host a six-team tournament Jan. 24 at Cedar Falls Park in Chapel Hill, which will serve as the kickoff for the 2015 season.

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