American Maggots meet Welsh maggots !

(Borrowed from the SMTL Nov., 1999 newsletter)

On Monday the 11th October 1999, The Missoula All-Maggots Rugby Club visited Surgical Materials Testing Laboratory (SMTL) at the Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend (Wales).

Earlier in the year, SMTL discovered the existence of the "Missoula All-Maggots Rugby Club" from their Internet site ( The "Maggots" (club motto: "A Maggot squirms through it!") were coming to Wales for the World Cup, and it seemed too good an opportunity to miss - an invitation was extended for them to visit their Welsh counterparts in Bridgend. As their Web site said:

"Wahoo! We've been invited to visit a Maggot breeding facility during the tour! Lookout for news nine months after the tour on results of our ongoing quest for improving the Maggot rugby breed!"
The touring party (35 maggots and maggettes) were welcomed to SMTL by Mr JPR Williams (Orthopaedic Consultant at Princess of Wales hospital, Team Manager for Bridgend RFC, and ex Wales and British Lion full back).

The Maggots (given their name by some Canadians, who referred to the new team as "that bunch of maggots from Montana"), were presented with a specially commissioned cartoon as a memento of their visit to SMTL.

Nice maggoty folks. Now take me back to read the rest of the Virual Maggot News.