Bruce Ricard has earned promotion to L2, in part due to a fine performance on his recent exchange to New England.
The need for good referees to support great NorCal rugby doesn’t end. Please respond if you can help at any or all of these:
Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29: All-Star competition for U15, U17 and U19 featuring teams from the four NCRYA conferences and Oregon. All games will be played at Sheeran Field. We need two or three more refs/ARs for Saturday and three or four more for Sunday.
Friday and Saturday, June 3-4: Loaves and Fishes Sevens at Morton Field in Vallejo. So far we’ve got one ref (yours truly) for Friday. We could use at least three each day.
On Saturday, June 4, there will be three short games of fifteens in Colusa. One or two refs would be fine for this runaround.
Saturday, June 18: Two events:
Women’s Sevens in Santa Rosa at For Pete’s Sake, played on two pitches
FogFest: Harlot-style fifteen-a-side expecting six men’s teams and four women’s.
Northern California teams went 14 – 4 in knock-out championship games this past weekend, two of the losses coming against fellow NCRFU teams. That's 12 - 2 against the Best of the Rest.
Three teams brought home national championship trophies and two more remain in the hunt.
Super league: SF/GOLDEN GATE 20 – Life 15 Referee: Chris Henshall
College Premier Division: CALIFORNIA 21 – Brigham Young 14
Referee: Gareth Morgan
ARs: Paul Bretz, Aruna Ranaweera
Boys High School:
JESUIT defeated Penn High School 47 – 0 and then in the semifinals took care of Gonzaga 45 – 7.
Boy's High School National Championship
JESUIT 50 – Xavier 27 Referee: Aruna Ranaweera
Assistant Referees: Eric Norgate (Utah), Ivan LePendue (Utah)
#4 Official: Leah Berard (Minnesota)
Girls High School: Sacramento AMAZONS opened by subduing Sebastian River 32 – 5.
In the semi they put the Kent Crusaders to the sword, 12 – 10.
However, in the final Fallbrook of SoCal got revenge for last year’s championship defeat, winning 60 – 0.
The following games were played in Chula Vista. The winners move on to the final fours in Glendale June 4-5.
D1: OLYMPIC CLUB 33 – Dallas 5
SACRAMENTO LIONS 34 – Austin 21
O CLUB 25 – Sac Lions 15
DII: FRESNO 40 – Pasadena 10
SANTA ROSA 28 – Fort Worth 5
FRESNO 11 – Santa Rosa 8
DIII: SOUTH VALLEY 14 – Ventura 13
South Valley 11 – SOUTH BAY RHINOS 40
FREE DINNER GOES BEGGING:
ONLY SIXTEEN FOR THE ANNUAL SOCIETY BANQUET SO FAR
Make your plans now to attend the 2011 NCRRS Banquet and Awards Ceremony at Scott’s Seafood in Walnut Creek on Saturday, June 25th. Drinks at six, dinner at seven.
Those who are eligible for free kit (5 or more club/college games by assignment in the past season) are also eligible for free dinner. Drinks are on your own and guests are fifty dollars.
RSVP to Bjorn Stumer: firstname.lastname@example.org
THIS WEEK’S PHOTO
Pelicus Propus Celtus (Brian Gildea, former NCRRS stalwart) appears to have stolen the Heineken Cup and gotten clean away with it!
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