Tribute Project

This section is dedicated to all past players of the Tel Aviv Rugby Club, from all around the world. We remember you and cherish you for being part of the history of the Tel Aviv Rugby Club!

Dear visitor, if you played for the club in the past, please contact us, or fill in this form - we want to know about you. 

 האיזור הזה מוקדש לשחקני העבר של מועדון הרוגבי אס"א תל אביב, מכל העולם, ששיחקו במועדון לאורך השנים. אנחנו זוכרים אותכם ומוקירים אותכם על שהייתם חלק מההיסטוריה של מועדון הרוגבי אס"א תל אביב!

מבקר יקר, אם גם אתה שיחקת בעבר במועדון, אנא צור קשר, או מלא שאלון קצר זה -  אנחנו רוצים לדעת עליך. 

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Micah Lissy

posted Jan 18, 2014, 9:53 PM by Tel Aviv Ruggers   [ updated Jan 18, 2014, 9:53 PM ]

Micah "Bulldog" Lissy

Played for Tel Aviv2003-2007


Date of Birth: 5/18/1975

What were you doing here that time?
Studying medicine, learning Hebrew, adopting stray dogs, marrying a local woman, fathering a child

Did you, and where played rugby before Tel Aviv? 
Ithaca Lonestars
Rochester Colonials
Providence Rugby Football Club
Old Blue

Have you been playing since, where?
White Plains Old Boys

What are you doing now?
Orthopaedic Sports Surgeon for UHS Sports Medicine in Binghamton NY
Team Physician Binghamton University

A player you most enjoyed playing with? Why?
I think Dean was the lightest Lock I ever played with and he was a pleasure to lift, I remember everyone happily. I definitely enjoyed playing against Shalom if that counts...

Quote / Tip for life
Some of the best years of my life were spent with the Boys from TARFC and the women of TAWRFC. Very grateful.

What else?
My wife Razi and I gave all of our children Israeli names such as Amiella, Emuna and Idan and plan on regular visits to keep connected with all of our friends.
Jazz the Boxer died in 2011 Jasmine is 14 or so and still around.

Ayelet games in Eilat

After party @ Shuky's house in Eilat

Lenny Chase

posted Dec 12, 2012, 3:50 AM by Tel Aviv Ruggers   [ updated Dec 12, 2012, 4:16 AM ]

Leonard "Lenny" Chase

Played for Tel Aviv1975-79

PositionScrum Half

Age: 64

What were you doing here that time?
I was diamond polisher working for Amanta which became Antwerp Diamonds I believe.

Did you, and where played rugby before Tel Aviv? 
Yes I did in England for my High School & then for their Old Boys.(Ashmole School & then Old Ashmolians).

Have you been playing since, where?
I live now in Cleveland ,Ohio.Where I played for an Old Boys team called The F.O.G.S.Which stood for The F--king Old Guys.My last game was about two years ago.

What are you doing now?
Still living here, semi retired work part time & have a small diamond setting business.Two sons Ben & Evan 28 & 23 plus a Grand Son named Greyson.

A player you most enjoyed playing with? Why?
Three or four actually Charlie Goldin , Selwyn Passwell,Peter Fuchs & of course Glenn Wilson.The first three because of their dedication & love for our sport & are/ were great mates.Glenn Wilson who really showed us how to play the game & was potenially an International quality player.(He said he was a sub for Scotland).

Quote / Tip for life
Don't take life too seriously.Respect it.Cherish it & live it to the fullest because the reality of life is that it WILL end.

Some old school photos

Israel Rugby Team'75 v Northern Transvaal

Our team on Kibbutz Haogen

old boys

Ryan "Hillel" Kotton

posted Jul 19, 2010, 10:25 PM by Tel Aviv Ruggers   [ updated Jul 19, 2010, 11:16 PM ]

Played for Tel Aviv: 2000-2004

Position:  Hooker and Flanker

Age: 32

Occupation at that time: Completing Medical Doctorate at the time at Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine

Rugby before Tel Aviv:  University California San Diego, San Diego, California, USA (1995-2000)

While playing for Tel Aviv: Selected to Israeli National Rugby Team (2003-2004), part of the championship winning team at 2003-2004 season.

Rugby after Tel Aviv:   Wharton Business School Rugby Team, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (2006-2009) (Team Doctor)
                                Santa Monica Beach Boks Social Rugby Club, Los Angeles, California, USA (2009-2010)

Currently: Playing Rugby Socially and Practicing Medicine
Director of Pediatric Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  and Director of High Risk Infant Progress Clinic at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Beverly Hills, California; Also currently in private practice for pediatric and adult rehabilitation medicine.  Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. Clinical Research Staff at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Los Angeles.

Personal note: Its gorgeous here in sunny southern california.  I am loving being near family and work has been very rewarding. Its funny as I now see so many patients who get injured in sports, i specialized in rehabilitation medicine in which I take care of patients with spine and brain injury including concussions - full 180 from causing the injuries to treating the injuries.  Still single and living the bachelor life. Miss Israel and the mates tons.  I play rugby on the beach on the weekends and its good fun and very laid back.  Cant wait for you to come and visit.


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