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SFGG moved to first place in the PRP with a 24-10 defeat of crosstown rivals Olympic Club Saturday in San Francisco.

SFGG got tries from Jeff Colata, Neil Barrett, Tai Enosa, and Andre Coquillard, with Coquillard contributing two conversions.

"It was a good game, a lot of open rugby," said SFGG scrumhalf Mose Timoteo. "I feel like we controlled the game pretty well and played very well defensively. They've got a flyhalf [Keegan Engelbrecht] who can kick penalties from almost anywhere, so we had to be really disciplined. And Olympic always has a really strong tight five, and are always good in the set piece, so we knew we had to be strong up front, and we were."

Olympic Club's front row consisted of former Eagle Will Johnson, and two recent St. Mary's All Americans in Matt Crawford and Andrew Cook.

Timoteo said the effort of the SFGG tight five, which helped disrupt some Olympic Club set piece possession, was crucial.

And while Golden Gate had too many turnovers and penalties to Timoteo's liking, there were other aspects of play the scrumhalf was pleased with.

"We know we can score tries from far out, but the way we've been training is, we want to score tries off a lot of phases, too," said Timoteo. "We want to take it through the phases because then the players understand what comes next."

What's next is a match with undefeated Glendale Raptors.

Olympic Club, which has a solid group of players including current Eagle wing Tim Maupin and Colin Hawley, who was until last fall with the USA 7s team.  But not all of the pieces are clicking yet as they slip to 0-2.

SFGG 24
Tries: Colata, Barrett,  Enosa, Coquillard
Convs: Coquillard 2

Olympic Club 10
Tries: Gallo
Convs: Engelbrecht
Pens: Engelbrecht


SFGG Lineup
1 NELSON, JACOB
2 BARRETT, NEIL
3 TAUPAKI, PASIVULANGI
4 STACK, MICHAEL
5 DALY, BRENDAN
6 OKUSI, OPETI
7 THOMAS, BRUCE
8 ROOKE, THOMAS
9 TIMOTEO, MOSE
10 ENOSA, TAIVALU
11 RABB, SAMUEL
12 PULU, MILEMOTI
13 PONE, SAMISONI
14 COLATA, JEFF
15 COQUILLARD, ANDRE

16 HYJER, GRANT
17 HARDIMAN, BRENDAN
18 LOLOHEA, DOMINIC
19 LALAUPEAALU, SAIMONE
20 TAWAKE, NAIBUKA
21 AIAVA, NU`ULAITI
22 ASUEGA, ANDRAE

Olympic Club
1 CRAWFORD, MATT
2 COOK, ANDREW
3 JOHNSON, WILLIAM
4 LIK, JAMES
5 LITTLE, TIM
6 HARRIS, KELLY
7 HOUGHTON, DANIEL
8 MENKE, ALEXANDER
9 HOWARD, LOGAN
10 ENGELBRECHT, KEEGAN
11 HAWLEY, COLIN
12 HALEY, MICHAEL
13 PRETORIUS, RIKUS
14 MAUPIN, TIM
15 GALLO, JOHN

16 HONAKER, DARRELL
17 RYAN, ERIC
18 ANFO-WHYTE, LAWRENCE
19 PAUTLER, MATTHEW
20 VAUGHT, BARRON
21 CHRISTIAN, TORSTEN
22 BARNARD, BRIAN
23 MUHN, DUSTIN