In SoCal DI action, Belmont Shore (4-0) remains undefeated and has jumped out ahead of the rest of the pack by defeating Santa Monica (1-2), 33-24. The rest of the division remains log jammed after four weeks of play.
OMBAC (2-2) was looking to remain a game behind Belmont Shore, but penalties and a strong performance from Downtown (2-1) led to a 30-17 victory for the Las Vegas based side.... Read More
The Pacific Rugby Championship opened up play this weekend with two highly contested games and an easy win for the reigning champions, SFGG. In a thriller, Belmont Shore (1-0) overcame a double-digit halftime deficit to beat Santa Monica (0-1), 29-28. At home, OMBAC (1-0) outlasted the Glendale Raptors (0-1), 24-13, and SFGG (1-0) cruised by Olympic Club (0-1) to the tune of a 59-10 victory.
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The Pacific Rugby Premiership kicks off this weekend with three matches. Santa Monica, San Francisco Golden Gate and Glendale are on the road against Belmont Shore, Olympic Club and Old Mission Beach Athletic Club, respectively.
The first two of those games are crosstown rivalry matches. The third pits the two teams who were most active in player acquisition in the offseason. Player movement,... Read More
In SoCal DI action, OMBAC narrowly escaped a late comeback from the Old Aztecs, winning, 42-34. In other action, Belmont Shore moved to 3-0 with a 30-22 win over Los Angeles and Pasadena defeated Oceanside, 34-31, on the road.
With the PRP opening up next week, Belmont Shore started roughly half of its PRP players to get ready. “We played some of the PRP players, just some of the guys that had... Read More
SoCal Rugby featured four games this weekend with varying results. Oceanside outgunned Santa Monica in a high scoring affair, 59-34, while Los Angeles escaped a second half comeback from OMBAC to win, 28-21. Belmont Shore stymied Downtown, 24-3, and the San Diego Old Aztecs outlasted Pasadena, 21-14.
With the emergence of the Pacific Rugby Premiership, OMBAC, Belmont Shore and Santa Monica have... Read More
Glendale came up one point and one win shy of a dream season in 2014. The Raptors embarked on the inaugural Pacific Rugby Premiership voyage along with six other clubs. They held the best record at the end of the regular season, 11-1, falling only at San Francisco Golden Gate. Glendale then beat a scaled down SFGG side at home in the last match of the regular season, when both teams were already... Read More
Former Italian international Mark Giacheri will coach SFGG's Pacific Rugby Premiership team alongside long-standing assistant coach Grant Wells and newly appointed team manager Mike Bobis.
Giacheri and Wells have just over one month to continue preparations for the 2015 PRP season. SFGG will be looking to achieve the consecutive ‘treble’ and continue their dominance of the highest caliber of US... Read More
"New York, New York, a helluva town.
The Bronx is up, but the Battery's down.
The people ride in a hole in the groun'.
New York, New York, it's a helluva town!"
(From the musical On The Town, lyrics by Comden and Green)
New York is also noted as the home of the New York Rugby Football Club, founded in 1929, the oldest club dedicated to rugby in the United States. This past September, the club... Read More
New York Rugby Club and Old Blue both clinched spots in the Empire playoffs with wins this weekend. NYRC defeated Lansdowne, 45-6, and Old Blue nearly reached the century mark with a 92-31 victory over Long Island.
NYRC played Lansdowne on a small Tibbits Field, limiting NYRC’s ability to spread the ball wide. Combined with two weeks off, NYRC struggled a little bit early. “We threw the ball... Read More