Needing a single point to clinch their third straight trip to the Pacific Rugby Premiership Grand Final, the Glendale Raptors earned five points with a 34-6 with over cross-town rivals, the Denver Barbarians, on Saturday. With the win, Glendale will join the SFGG Rhinos this weekend in the rubber match at Infinity Park for the clubs’ third consecutive title game against each other.
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After the loss to Belmont Shore on March 26th, the San Francisco-Golden Gate Rhinos knew their season would come down to their match against the Glendale Raptors. Needing to win out to make the Pacific Rugby Premiership Grand Final, SFGG have gone on a torrid five game winning streak since its last loss. On the other hand, Glendale still has work to do to play in the title game after its first... Read More
After the results of Saturday, the race to the Pacific Rugby Premiership Grand Final has been narrowed to the Glendale Raptors, OMBAC, and the SFGG Rhinos. League leading Glendale was on a bye, but the three games on the slate had plenty of finals implications. All three matches ended in blowouts with OMBAC, SFGG, and Belmont Shore picking up important wins and bonus points. Unfortunately for... Read More
With the snow in Glendale, Colo. postponing the two Pacific Rugby Premiership matches at Infinity Park, the only match on Saturday was Belmont Shore at Santa Monica. Belmont Shore improved its record to 5-4 with a 54-19 win over the Dolphins and still have an outside shot at making the final. The Glendale versus SFGG and Denver versus Olympic Club were cancelled due to weather and will be made up... Read More
With four weeks until the Pacific Rugby Premiership Grand Final, each game on Saturday had implications for the postseason. League leader, the Glendale Raptors, improved their record to 9-0 with an 85-3 thrashing of the Santa Monica Dolphins to be a game away from securing a place in the their third straight championship.
The battle for second and the opportunity to face Glendale in the final is... Read More
(Evan Lappen contributed to this story)
PRO Rugby has announced the signing of 103 players amongst its five teams. 28 come from international clubs or professional teams, seven come from college teams or are unattached, and the remaining 68 come from the domestic club game, the level most affected by the creation of the new competition.
31 players come from DI clubs across the country – Life West... Read More
In typical fashion, SFGG and Glendale played down to the wire in PRP play. The Raptors ultimately topped the Rhinos with a last minute score for a 29-24 victory.
Martin Knoetze continued his torrid streak of try scoring by getting the first of the game in the corner of the try zone.
“He is a good player. He runs really good lines,” Glendale coach Andre Snyman said of Knoetze. “He has an eye for... Read More
The Glendale Raptors earned their first Pacific Rugby Premiership title thanks to a well-executed game plan Saturday. They pushed the pace early, played a sound defensive game in key areas and executed in the wide areas to score four tries on the afternoon.
Prior to the match, Glendale coach Andre Snyman changed up his starting 15, in particular his back three. For the majority of the season,... Read More
For the second-straight year, it’s Glendale against San Francisco Golden Gate in the Pacific Rugby Premiership final. These teams have met five times in the last year, splitting regular season matches. SFGG won the shootout in last year’s final, 39-38.
Other than the one outlier, the 2014 regular season finale rendered meaningless by Gate and the Raptors having already clinched their spots in the... Read More