As they look to embark on their 40th fall season, the Wilkes-Barre Breakers Rugby Club members continue to use their picks and axes as they’ve grown accustomed, their play on the field closely resembling the heart and fortitude that epitomized the coal miners of this region. Incidentally, it is the area’s only men’s rugby club within a 50-mile radius. Indeed, the Breakers are northeastern Pennsylvania’s best kept secret. I believe, however, that this is merely due to a lack of exposure and understanding of the game.

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