Week five in the PRP had three tightly contested games. The Denver Barbarians (1-2) squeaked by Olympic Club (0-4) 34-29 at home with a thrilling last minute score. OMBAC (3-2) bounced back from a loss to SFGG to defeat Santa Monica 29-26 (2-3) and the Glendale Raptors (3-1) earned their third consecutive victory with a 32-19 victory over Belmont Shore. (2-1).
Denver Barbarians vs. Olympic Club... Read More
In week four of PRP action, SFGG (3-1) got back to its winning ways with a 32-15 victory over OMBAC (2-2). The Glendale Raptors (2-1) came away with a 46-26 victory at Santa Monica (2-2). In the final game of the weekend, the Denver Barbarians led Belmont Shore, 13-7, before the game was suspended.
SFGG VS OMBAC
The first half in San Francisco was very back and forth with most of the game being... Read More
Arkansas State treated visiting Glendale to a 14-12 loss in Jonesboro, Ark. Saturday. The match served as a preseason primer for the Red Wolves and a good non-league test for the Raptors, and it makes ASU 2-0 over the Pacific Rugby Premiership side this competitive cycle. The Red Wolves downed Glendale, 51-24, in the fall.
“That game could have gone either way. We both had a really good go at... 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
Todd Clever is coming home. After capping off his career in Japan, the Eagles captain will be playing with his old club, OMBAC, in the Pacific Rugby Premiership this spring. Makes a lot of sense – he has a young family in San Diego, and his brother is an OMBAC stalwart.
Clever appears to be bringing former teammate Yoshio Kimishima with him. With Brian Doyle and a couple of Irish imports, Eoin... Read More
In a friendly, St. Mary's defeated Olympic Club, 36-31, in Moraga, Calif., Saturday. Both sides used the match as a tune up for a tough spring campaign. St. Mary’s is preparing for a tough stretch where it plays Utah and BYU on consecutive days, followed two weeks later with a visit to Cal. Also slated on St. Mary’s schedule is Dartmouth and an East Coast trip to West Point to take on Army.
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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