Upstate New York rugby pioneer makes Hall of Fame

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - An Albany-area businessman who helped boost rugby’s popularity in upstate New York is being inducted into the sport’s hall of fame.

The Times Union of Albany reports ( ) that 67-year-old Tom Selfridge of Saratoga County is one of eight people being inducted into the Hall of Fame. The inductees will be honored Saturday at a ceremony in Houston before a match between Scotland and the U.S. national team.

Selfridge played five matches with the U.S. national team and has been a prominent figure in upstate rugby programs since the early 1970s, when he moved to New York from Ohio after playing football at the University of Cincinnati and rugby for a Cleveland club.

He helped grow the Upstate Rugby Union while playing for local clubs and other U.S. teams.

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