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SFGG defeated the Olympic Club 62-6 at Sheeran Field on Treasure Island in San Francisco to remain undefeated in Northern California.

The SFGG forwards methodically wore O-Club down while launching long scoring strikes featuring terrific support and unselfish ball distribution.

Heine Macfarland led the scoring with two first-half tries and six conversions for 22 points. Mile Pulu and Chris Biller had outstanding games, playing key roles in the ball distribution to open players. 

Tries from Macfarland, Samisoni Pone, Bruce Thomas, and Macfarland again, put SFGG ahead 27-6 at halftime.

The second half saw more of the same, with tries by Pulu, Tom Rooke (2), Jeff van Meter, and a final under the posts by Opeti Okusi - all converted by Macfarland, including one from each touchline.

The highlight for the home team was the return to rugby by Jason Bowden, having recently returned from the mine fields in northwestern Australia. Always a set piece stalwart, JB reminded observers that Paula Fukofuka is not the only man able to  power through tackles to move the ball upfield.

SFGG is now 10-0 in Northern California DI play.


In other DI action, OMBAC was supposed to play a makeup game against Las Vegas, but Las Vegas forfeited earlier in the week due to lack of numbers.

OMBAC gets a bonus-point victory.


In the West, the Denver Barbarians beat the Denver Highlanders 31-21, scoring four tries to secure a key bonus point. Meanwhile, Glendale, despite leaving several of their more notable players at home, edged the Kansas City Blues in Kansas City. 

This means that the final matches of the West season will decide who wins the league. Provo needs to beat Boulder in Boulder next week to clinch, and in fact can likely clinch with a tie. But if they lose, then the Barbarians, who also have to play Boulder in a makeup of a postponed game, can overtake the Steelers if they win.

Glendale still has the Highlanders to play, and can finish anywhere from 1st to 3rd.


Additional reporting by Austin Brewin.