Pacific Rugby Premiership 2018 Season Kick Off At Treasure Island
It's as good as it gets, 3 PRP games hosted at SFGG pitting NorCal vs SoCal clubs:
11AM - Life West v Santa Monica
1PM - SFGG v Belmont Shore(LA)
3PM - Olympic v OMBAC (San Diego)
1PM Olympic B vs OMBAC B on GAA Field C
Plus, SFGG High School host Norcal Premier League opener v Danville Oaks:
9AM SFGG Freshman v Danville (Ray Sheeran Field)
2:45PM SFGG B v Danville (GAA Field C)
4:00PM SFGG A v Danville (GAA Field C)
All are welcome! #GoGate
$10 General Admission, Free for U18
-Food & Beverage available for purchase. Bar will be open.
-Dogs ok on leash.
-Bring sunscreen, hat and shades.
-Address: 725 California Ave. Treasure Island SF 94130
-Social Membership includes free admission to all SFGG games (great deal at beginning of season) and bottomless draft beer - https://form.jotform.com/73234285887165
-Don't leave valuables in car
SATURDAY FEB 10 - PACIFIC RUGBY PREMIERSHIP (PRP) 2018 SEASON OPENER WITH ALL 6 TEAMS AT TREASURE ISLAND, PLUS HIGH SCHOOL TEAMS HOST DANVILLE OAKS
The Pacific Cup HS Championship has changed it's format from an end of year championship to an early season tournament featuring champions and top programs from the previous season. The 4th annual installation of this highly competitive tournament will be held in the San Francisco Bay Area and feature local teams playing matches against champions from different regions of the country. The entire tournament will be streamed on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/rugbyrecruit/ and live tweeted https://twitter.com/Rugby_Scout by RugbyRecruit.
2015 and 2016 Pacific Cup Champion Danville Oaks will headline the local teams along with tournament co-host and Rugby NorCal Premier Division rival San Francisco Golden Gate (SFGG). Danville finished 2017 ranked #3 while SFGG finished at #24 in the GoffRugbyReport Club Rankings.
Headlining the visiting challengers will be Kahuku HS from the North Shore of Oahu. Kahuku won the 2017 Pacific Cup by knocking off Danville in impressive fashion. Kahuku finished the 2017 season ranked #5 among single school programs by FloRugby, but we think they were even better than that.
2017 Southern California Club Champions Irvine Rhinos will look to improve from last season and return most of their top players in 2018. The Rhinos were impressive at UCLA's Dennis Storer Classic, beating United, Lamorinda, and Mother Lode. They are led by their captain, scrumhalf and Storer MVP Austin Kikuchi. The Rhinos finished 2017 ranked #9 in the Club Rankings by FloRugby.
Each team will play two 60 minute games over two days. Kahuku's B side will also be featured in the action with matches agianst B sides from Danville and SFGG. Here is the full schedule:
Friday at Wilder Field #2, Orinda
1 pm: Danville vs Kahuku HS
2:15 pm: Danviile B vs Kahuku HS B
Friday at Treasure Island
4 pm: SFGG vs Rhinos
Saturday at Treasure Island
11 am: SFGG vs Kahuku HS
12:30 pm: Danville vs Rhinos
2 pm: SFGG B vs Kahuku B
In November, we began demolition and construction of a remodeled kitchen. This kitchen cost the club approximately $65. Yes… $65. All the materials, labor and equipment were donated and it was a monumental task. And with a ton of effort in both physical labor and solicitation of donors… WE DID IT! The kitchen opened its doors on January 3rd and not only is generating fundraising for the club sides, it also is helping us control the costs of our socials! The High School had a great pasta feed for the San Mateo club on 1/20… thanks to the work of the following people:
Demolition Crew - Rafael, Paul Santinelli, Colby Stevens, Luca Tani, Jeff Brunetto, Jack Bacigalupi, Jason Gonzalez
Donor Crew - Ansel Van Zandt, Tony Wells, Mike Caravelli, Bernie Curran, Paul Santinelli
Construction Crew - Mossy McElligott's crew… who did all the rough in, drywall and paneling
Plumbing Crew - Paul Santinelli
Electrical Crew - Jone Naqica, Sone Tonga, Opeti Okusi
Painting Crew - Paul Clisham Painting
Flooring Crew - Neil Foote, Tyra Norlander, Paul Santinelli
Saturday Jan 20 - Women host Berkeley at Noon; High School Teams Play Preseason Games v. Silicon Valley and San Mateo
LAFAYETTE, CO. - The Defending Champion Men's Eagles are ready to start a new season at the 2018 Americas Rugby Championship (ARC) where they'll begin their title defense with three consecutive home matches in California, starting Feb. 3. Head Coach Gary Gold announces a traveling roster which includes 18 returning players from the 2017 ARC. Tickets for all three home contests against Argentina XV (Feb. 3), rival Canada (Feb. 10) and Chile (Feb. 17) are on sale now and available by visiting USARugby.org/tickets.
The Eagles make a return to the pitch after ending their 2017 season with an overall record of 6-2-3 (W-D-L) and a position of No. 17 in the World Rugby Rankings. An impressive run in the previous season saw the United States clinch their first ARC Championship title, seal a victory against Canada to secure their place at the 2019 World Cup in Japan and finish just 1-point shy of a November test series sweep with an almost upset of No. 12 Georgia.