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San Francisco Golden Gate held on to beat the Denver Barbarians 23-9 to move to 2-0 in the Pacific Rugby Premiership Saturday.
In rainy conditions that made offense difficult, SFGG took an early lead thanks to tries from Samisoni Pone, and Brendan Daly, who got two.
But, playing again without regular flyhalf Volney Rouse (flu), SFGG weren't able to press their 17-9 advantage overly much. The rain fell heavier in the second half, and that limited the hosts to two Andre Coquillard penalty goals.
SFGG did get Tai Enosa on the pitch for the first time, putting the 7s and 15s Eagle in the #10 jersey.
"I thought we played better this week than last week, and our forwards worked hard," said SFGG Head Coach Alex Houser. "But we weren't able to really play the game we want to play. It was tough, and Denver are a really tough team, but we got out of it with a win."