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Theresa and Gary Coetzee toss a rugby ball in the field behind Great Falls Library.

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Promoting Rugby in Great Falls

Proceeds from the weekend tournament will support MedStar National Hospital’s spinal cord injury program.

About a year ago, Gary Coetzee nearly died out on the rugby field behind the Great Falls Library. A freak accident left the former professional rugby player quadriplegic on the grass during a game. On Saturday, Nov. 22, he is hosting the inaugural Great Falls Rugby Tournament to celebrate how far he has come a year after the accident and raise money for MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital’s spinal cord injury program.


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