The Goslings Dark and Stormy Misfits are returning to Aspen Ruggerfest with five sides: Open, Masters. Over 45s, over 50s and for the first time ever a Women’s side.
Last year the Misfits played in the Open and Masters Men’s finals, winning the Masters and losing in the Open. This year Dark and Stormy Misfit organizer Mike Nelson, aka Whitey, is shoring up his Open side, while further strengthening his Masters team with international reinforcements. Ex-USA Eagle captain and former All-World #8 Dan Lyle will anchor the 45s and over side.
Though Whitey had so far kept a secret what players he has recruited for the Open side, he has announced his additions to the Masters side with a trumpet! He is stacking his Masters team with three internationals- Christian Cullen, Trevor Leota and Winston Su’a.
Cullen a former All Black fullback with 64 caps will be accompanied by another former All Black center, Winston Su’a. Hooker Trevor Leota aka the ‘Samoan Bulldozer’ captained Samoa and the London Wasps and played for the World Barbarians. Along with these internationals will be 14 ex USA Eagles.
The over 45 side is being lead by former USA Eagle captain and World #8 Dan Lyle and looks to be much improved from last year.
The Women’s side is a selection of former and current women players from all over the US.