O'Hara Shipe


Hometown, Alaska: The past, present and future of Rugby in Alaska

On paper, the objective of rugby is simple—carry a ball across the scoring zone to secure more points than your opponent. It sounds easy enough. In reality, 300-feet and 15 burly athletes looking to knock you off your feet at every turn make scoring a point a Herculean task. But therein lies the joy of being a rugby player. On this episode of Hometown, Alaska host O'Hara Shipe discusses the sport with leaders of the Alaska Rugby Union.