Congratulations to Philip “Thabu” Eloff for getting inducted into the USA Rugby Foundation Hall of Fame. Thabu is the fifth Lion in the HOF following Dick Smith, Bill Fraumann, J. Tyke Nollman, and Tristan Lewis. It was great to see Dick and his wife Carolie make it to Denver. We had a great turnout in Denver with almost forty Lions and supporters from around the country. This is a tribute to the type of person Thabu is.
Included in our group were Eagles David Skidmore, Mark Sawicki, Scott Jones, Dave Williams and JP Eloff with Eagles staff, Tristan Lewis, and Dr. Matt Schmitz. The Lions were the most represented club at the event and people took notice.
Congratulations to all the inductees of the HOF class of 2022. Personally, it was great to see Zack Test get inducted as he was in his time one of the best 7s players in the world and also played for and coached Maccabi USA Rugby.