In a tribute to the accomplishments of the late GENE ROBERTS see the attached 2016 article. The article opens with Gene's involvement in a major rugby event brought to Lawrence.
Lawrence was selected because it was in the middle of the country and we had access to numerous adjacent pitches at 23rd & Iowa. We also had the empty dorms nearby to house the attendees. - A stickler for details, Gene intentionally didn't line up buses to transport the attendees between the dorms and the fields. He wanted them to walk a few blocks so they would talk to each other.
Gene was a supporter of the Jayhawks after he graduated and had a big impact on the sport over all. (See other post about his obituary.)
Westwick Rugby Complex, E 1094 Road, Lawrence, KS, United States 66047 --- Mail to: The Kansas Rugby Foundation Inc. P.O. Box 1182 Lawrence, KS 66044