I went to the Richmond luncheon before their game against Esher mainly because my old mucker, Martin Slagter, was over from Austin, Texas with Tina, his wife. Martin has had pancreatic cancer and undergone every kind of treatment to try and halt its progress. I have been maintaining email contact with him over this past year and it was thrilling to see him again. He was my captain when I was coach to Richmond 1st XV in 1986-7.
As for the game we were well beaten by a much stronger Esher team.