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Lost Afternoon Rugby Luncheon

Following up on last year’s inaugural lunch & the strong reception Eddie O'Sullivan & Nigel Melville received from Houston, the second annual Lost Afternoon will take place with George Hook & Johnny Rutherford as speakers.

George Hook, famous rugby commentator and analyst, former London Irish coach & now a host of Ireland’s most popular talk radio show will be the keynote speaker.

John Rutherford, former Scottish International and British Lion who has gained 42 caps will also be visting us in Houston.

Single seat - tax deductable donation of only $75. (includes two drink tickets)
All profits benefit regional youth rugby programs.
Sponsorships and VIP tables available.

If you are interested in sitting at a BABC table, please call Becci Himes at 832.351.3940
Speaker Geoge Hook. John Rutherford
KEY NOTE SPEAKER  -   George Hook (born 19 May 1941) is an Irish broadcaster, journalist and rugby union pundit. He had a career as a rugby union coach and businessman, before becoming a rugby pundit with Irish television station RTÉ. He hosts The Right Hook on the Irish nationwide ...


George Hook (born 19 May 1941) is an href="" title="Ireland">Irish href="" title="Broadcasting">broadcaster, href="" title="Journalist">journalist and href="" title="Rugby union">rugby union pundit. He had a career as a href="" title="Rugby union">rugby union coach and businessman, before becoming a rugby pundit with Irish television station href="" title="Radio Telefís Éireann">RTÉ. He hosts href="" title="The Right Hook">The Right Hook on the Irish nationwide radio station href="" title="Newstalk">Newstalk and appeared as a coach on RTÉ's reality TV show, href="" title="Celebrity Bainisteoir">Celebrity Bainisteoir.

Hook grew up in href="" title="Cork (city)">Cork and attended href=",_Cork" title="Presentation Brothers College, Cork">Presentation Brothers College, a href="" title="Fee-paying school">fee-paying school and href="" title="Rugby union">rugby union stronghold. Subsequently he attended href="" title="Rathmines College of Commerce">Rathmines College of Commerce.

Hook has had a number of jobs, beginning as a temporary href="" title="Clerk (position)">clerk for href="" title="Córas Iompair Éireann">CIÉ, and later becoming a href="" title="Travelling salesman">travelling salesman for the href="" title="Burroughs Corporation">Burroughs Corporation (now href="" title="Unisys">Unisys). He also ran a href="" title="Catering">catering business for over twenty years. He coached href="" title="London Irish">London Irish, href="" title="Connacht Rugby">Connacht, and href="" title="St. Benildus College">St. Benildus College, as well as the href="" title="USA Rugby">American National Team in the href="" title="1987 Rugby World Cup">1987 Rugby World Cup.

Hook's radio show on href="" title="Newstalk 106">Newstalk 106 'href="" title="The Right Hook">The Right Hook' is a popularhref="">[1]> evening drive-time programme. Hook appears as a rugby pundit on href="" title="RTÉ">RTÉ on a regular basis and appeared as a judge on href="" title="RTE">RTE celebrity dancing show 'Jigs & Reels'. He has also been parodied in href="" title="The State of Us">The State of Us.

In 2005, he published an href="" title="Autobiography">autobiography, "Time Added On".

In 2009, he visited the impoverished Caribbean island nation of href="" title="Haiti">Haiti where he was moved to tears by the plight of the poor people who lived there so much that he organised a recruitment drive to get volunteers to go there on a house building week.href="">[2] id="cite_ref-2">href="">[3] id="cite_ref-3">href="">[4]> The next day href="" title="2010 Haiti earthquake">a vicious earthquake struck Haiti. After the earthquake Hook was heard to say: "It is a godforsaken place. God has literally forsaken it."href="">[5]> Following the January 2010 earthquake. Hook urged his radio listeners to donate money.href="">[6]>






John Young Rutherford (born 4 October 1955), nicknamed Rud or Ruddie, is a former Scottish rugby union footballer who gained 42 caps at href="" title="Rugby union positions">fly-half between 1979 and 1987.href="">[1]> He played for href="" title="Selkirk RFC">Selkirk RFChref="">[1]> and href="" title="South of Scotland rugby union team">The South, and was chosen to tour with the href="" title="British and Irish Lions">British Lions in 1983, being picked to play in the test team at inside href="" title="Rugby union positions">centre.href="">[1]>


Richard Bath writes of him that:

"Outside href="" title="Wales national rugby union team">Wales, perhaps only the href="" title="Ireland national rugby union team">Irish pair of href="" title="Tony Ward (rugby player)">Tony Ward and href="" title="Ollie Campbell">Ollie Campbell were able to hold a candle to fly-half John Rutherford, the man who dominated Scottish back play for most of the 1980s... Deceptively quick and a natural athlete, he was able to boot the ball prodigious distances or beat a man one-on-one, seemingly at will. Allied to a keen rugby intellect, Rutherford was Scotland's star turn throughout the 1980s."href="">[1]>

He was a major figure in Scotland's 1984 Grand Slam.href=""> style="font-family: Arial;">[1]

His final game for href="" title="Scotland national rugby union team">Scotland was their first match in the 1987 World Cup against href="" title="France national rugby union team">France, when he sustained a knee injury in the early minutes.href=""> style="font-family: Arial;">[1] He partnered href="" title="Rugby union positions">scrum-half href="" title="Roy Laidlaw">Roy Laidlaw in 35 tests, at the time the record for any international half-back pairing.

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Fri, July 30, 2010
6 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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