The opening weekend of the Pacific Rugby Premiership showed that all of the
teams involved are very competitive, as no one ran away with it. The
largest winning margin was ten points, and that team, Glendale, had to come
back from a 9-3 halftime deficit.
SFGG had to come back, too, and you can hear Head Coach Alex Houser's
thoughts in the video interview below. Golden Gate did... Read More
Vasi Navia scored an astounding six tries as Santa Rosa blew by SFGG's DI
side to win 50-5 in NorCal DI club play Saturday.
The teams were close at halftime - 12-5 in Santa Rosa's favor - but it was
all Rosa, and all Navia, in the second half.
Also in Northern California, the East Palo Alto Razorbacks defeated San
Jose 26-13 and Fresno notched their first victory, 41-29 over... Read More
The Glendale Raptors came back from a 9-3 halftime deficit to defeat the
Olympic Club 27-17 in the Pacific Rugby Premiership opening game for both
The game was held at Treasure Island in San Francisco as part of a
double-header with the SFGG v Santa Monica game.
Glendale fell behind 9-3 as they got into early penalty trouble.
"We gave away some silly penalties," said... Read More
San Francisco Golden Gate scored two tries late in the game to overcome
Santa Monica 36-27 in the opening weekend of the Pacific Rugby
Battling a high penalty count and a motivated opponent, Golden Gate needed
all of its home-field magic to pull this one out.
Samisoni Pone scored two tries, with Riccardo Reynolds, Tom Rooke, Derrick
Wavomba, and Grant Hyjer scored... Read More
Belmont Shore opened Pacific Rugby Premiership play with a 26-20 defeat of
the Denver Barbarians in Long Beach, Calif. Saturday. Belmont jumped out to
a 19-point first-half lead on the back of three quality tries, and Denver
scored at the death to secure a bonus point.
Dotting down the first try for Belmont Shore was fullback Mikey Te’o, who
tallied a second in the second half... Read More
The Denver Barbarians clash with Belmont Shore in a repeat of the 1999
Super League Final to kick off the Pacific Rugby Premiership for both
It’s almost 15 years later and still these clubs are near the
top in the American scene. Both are undergoing changes.
Shore is one of the few clubs in the PRP not having undergone a recent
coaching shift. Ray Egan still blows the... Read More
It's all new for SFGG as they open up their new Pacific Rugby Premiership
campaign against Santa Monica.
New SFGG Head Coach Alex Houser has had to
deal with a few personnel shifts, as Eagle hooker Chris Biller takes a
break and longtime captain Dannny LaPrevotte does also. But the former Cal
standout has several recent Cal grads to call upon. Tom Rooke and Neil
Barrett are fast... Read More
Olympic Club and Glendale redo the 2011 DI National Championship Game
Saturday on Treasure Island in the opening weekend of the Pacific Rugby
Premiership. The Raptors won that meeting 20-15 at Infinity Park in
The rosters have changed significantly since then, and so have the coaching
staffs. Mark Bullock was Glendale’s head man then, now he’s the director of... Read More
The East Palo Alto Bulldogs have been kicked out of the Northern California
DI club league and likely won't be back unless their appeal with USA Rugby
The Bulldogs were operating under probation after a fighting incident
against Santa Monica last season. According to some reports, some red cards
issued to the team in recent matches was deemed by the NCRFU... Read More
The New Orleans Rugby Club continues to produce strong results, and the
latest is a 36-8 defeat of the Dallas Harlequins Saturday in the Big
Led by No. 8 Bryan Fitzgerald and center Jeff Reuther, New Orleans is now
4-0-1 in their new conference, the Red River.
"The thing is, we really only played our best
for 25 minutes," said NOLA Coach Trip McCormick. "We were getting to... Read More