Last weekend I had my first Rugby tournament at Orange, which is a 4 hour drive from Sydney. On our way there I wasn’t really able to see much of the country because it night. Once you leave about an hour outside of Sydney its pretty much all farmland. There weren’t even lampposts on the highway so we had to drive with our high beams on pretty much the whole ride over. We stayed in one my teammates houses and played six games on Saturday. It was only a 10’s tournament so halves are only ten minutes long. It was probably one of the funnest weekends I have had here so far because I was able to get know and become friends with some of the boys on the team. During the week I didn’t do much just went to class, studied, cooked, and looked for a job. Yesterday we had our first trial match at home against St Ives at our home ground in Parramatta. Our home ground is at the Kings School. The Kings School is one of the richest and best k-12 school in Australia. Tuition to the school costs 25000 AUD a year and the school grounds are bigger than SUNY New Paltz. The game was so much fun, I was able to play three full games. Check out some of the photos!

The 10's Team up in Orange

My name is Andre Candido, I am 19 years old and I am studying Electrical Engineering and Math at SUNY New Paltz.

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