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ERRFU  

       

5.8.13  

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ERRFU  View,  or  EView  is  a  weekly  publication  by  and     for  the  greater  Colorado,  USA  rugby  community.  An   online,  Ezine  version  may  be  accessed  by  right-­‐clicking  this  or  that  link  and  choosing  "open  hyperlink".  

                               

                             Jr.  Gents  celebrate  comeback,  semifinal  victory  

                                 image:  Curtis  Fletcher  

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In this  Issue:  

• High School  Playoffs     • Men’s  D-­‐1  playoff  action   • Touch  Judge/Assistant  Referee  training  –  YOU  get  in   game!   • TRY  League  Youth  Symposium   • High  Performance  Youth  Camp   • 2013  Summer  Mountain  League  Match  Schedule   • mini  Golden  Oldies  staging  for  weekend  prior  to…   • 46th  Annual  Aspen  Ruggerfest:  Ruggerfest  XLVI   • International  Pro  Update    

                                                                                                   Jr.  Gents  and  PAC  grapple  at  breakdown                                                                            image:  C.  Fletcher     ftcollinsjrgentsfortcollinsjrgentsftcollinsjrgentsfortcollinsjrgentsftcollinsjrgentsfortcollinsjrgents  


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High School  Division-­‐2  Semifinal  #1:  PAC  v  Jr.  Gents   In  a  matchup  of  mountain  sides,  Front  Range’s  PAC  RFC  and  the  Western  Slope’s  Jr.  Gents  from  the  Roaring   Fork  Valley,  battled  until  the  referee  Brian  Kelly’s  last  blast,  at  which  a  lead  change  and  victor  was  determined.   A  vagrant  wind  gusting  crossfield  marred  an  otherwise  perfect  rugby  day  at  Dick’s  Sporting  Goods  Park  that   saw  PAC  in  a  comfortable  lead  at  half  before  Jr.  Gents  came  on  strong  in  the  second  stanza  for  the  final   challenge.   PAC  spent  much  of  the  opening  stages  of  the  match  in  their  opponent’s  territory,  yet  a  staunch  defense  by   Gents  proved  effective  with  turnover  ball  being  subsequently  launched  downfield  by  halfbacks  Matt  Williams   and  Wiehan  Pretorius  as  occasioned  by  circumstance.   PAC  were  pressuring  in  the  Gents  business  district  midway  through  the  period  and  were  awarded  a  penalty  six   meters  from  goal;  a  wonscrum  by  PAC  was  channeled  to  the  point  of  service  when  a  brilliant  poach  by   Williams  enabled  him  clear  his  lines  while  in  traffic.   Pretorius  had  a  long  range  shot  on  goal  fall  short  in  the  19th  minute  and  PAC  were  back  into  it  with  crashes   from  out  the  loose  by  sizable  lock,  Don  Fuller,  and  jagging  spurts  of  the  openside,  Connor  Kissler,  until  a   penalty  award  five  meters  out  of  Gents  goal  was  quickly  tapped  and  from  the  ensuing  breakdown,  Kissler   delivered  the  news  via  sweet  cut  across  the  paint  and  the  try;  with  flyhalf  Alex  Wormer’s  conversion,  PAC   were  up  7-­‐nil  in  the  22nd  minute.   PAC  kept  its  foot  on  gas  and  stormed  into  Gents  22  for  a  grounding  by  tighthead,  Zach  Toler,  four  minutes  on   and  the  lads  went  for  instruction  at  referee  Kelly’s  halftime  signal  with  PAC  in  front  by  a  dozen,  12-­‐0.   The  Eastern  Slope’s  PAC  enjoyed  a  great  deal  of  possession  and  distinct  territorial  advantage  in  the  first  thirty,   while  the  Gents  assisted  that  often  with  breakdown  infringements  being  assessed  at  some  regularity  stymieing   their  advance,  thus  shutting  down  the  Gents  capably  talented  three-­‐quartersline.     The  second  stanza  featured  PAC  forward  rushes  and  first-­‐channel  backline  moves  versus  Gents  grappling   turnovers  and  lengthy  territorials  from  Pretorius’  boot,  but  no  more  scoring  until  Gents  outside  center  Kody   Fox  burst  from  his  own  22  and  made  forty  meters  rapidly  before  being  brought  to  ground.  PAC  were  pinged  at   the  breakdown  and  a  quickly-­‐tapped  penalty  had  inside  center,  Jonny  Medrano,  away  into  space  for  his   grounding  and  Pretorius’  followup  deuce,  and  things  tightened  up  considerably  coming  up  on  the  midpoint  of   the  second  period  at  12-­‐7.   But  PAC  replied  straightaway  as  flyer  Jack  Fitsimmons  finished  a  sweeping  crossfield  movement  in  the  corner   for  Wormer’s  conversion  and  PAC  were  back  in  front  by  a  duz,  19-­‐7,  in  the  15th  minute  of  period  two.   A  penalty  struck  true  by  Pretorius  from  PAC’s  ten-­‐meter  line  in  front  of  the  posts  meant  19-­‐10  to  PAC  20   minutes  into  the  second  half.   PAC  were  judged  to  have  been  repeatedly  offside  at  the  end  of  a  Gents  mobile  mover  in  PAC’s  business  district   and  the  ensuing  penalty-­‐try  award  along  with  its  completion  by  Pretorius;  and  things  got  jumping  hugely  with   six  to  go  and  two  points  separating  the  sides  at  19-­‐17.   barbarianshunsbarbarianshunsbarbarianshunsbarbarianshunsbarbarianshunsbarbarianshunsbarbarianshunsbarbarianshuns  


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Gents stayed  on  the  front  foot  and  received  penalty  award  twenty-­‐five  meters  from  PAC’s  goal.  Pretorius   stepped  back,  lowered  his  head,  approached  surely,  struck  sublimely  and  Gents  had  their  first  lead  for  the   record  at  20-­‐19  as  Kelly’s  final  whistle  sounded.   Scoring   PAC  –  Try:  Kissler,  Toler,  Fitsimmons;  Con:  Wormer  (2);   Jr.  Gents  –  Try:  Medrano,  PT;  Con:  Pretorius  (2);  Pen:  Pretorius  (2);   Match  Officials:  Brian  Kelly,  Mark  Huff,  Steve  Kirshner         High  School  Division-­‐2  Semifinal  #2:  Ft.  Collins  v  Castle  Rock   In  the  second  D-­‐2  matchup,  first  seeded  Fort  Collins  showed  why  in  topping  Castle  Rock  27-­‐14.    The  victorious   club  from  Colorado’s  Northern  Reaches  will  square  off  against  West  Slope’s  Jr.  Gents  in  the  D-­‐2  title  match  at   12:50pm,  this  Saturday  at  Glendale’s  Infinity  Park  Rugby  Stadium,  called  the  Kettle  for  the  rugby  what  cooks   therein,  in  what  is  certain  to  be,  “a  fine  show  of  footie.”   High  School  Division-­‐2  Semifinal  #1:  Grizzlies  v  Eagles   Colorado  Springs  Grizzlies  RFC  defeated  Littleton  Eagles  RFC,  53-­‐19,  in  the  first,  Division-­‐1  semifinal  on   Saturday  at  Dick’s,  and  will  defend  its  2012  Championship  title  on  Saturday  versus…       High  School  Division-­‐1  Semifinal  #2:  Saracens  v  Angels   In  a  match   that  saw   three  lead   changes   within  the   final  five   minutes,  East   had  the  last   comment  and   the  result,   26-­‐22     Numbers"  true  with  a  sticksplitter  image:  C.  Fletcher                                                                                                        Saracen  on  a  tear!  image:                                                C.  Fletcher  

East battle  Colorado  Springs  in  the  D-­‐1  title  match  at  3pm  on  Saturday  in  the  Kettle     ftcollinsjrgentsfortcollinsjrgentsftcollinsjrgentsfortcollinsjrgentsftcollinsjrgentsfortcollinsjrgents  


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The following  sequence  depicts  the  pick-­‐and-­‐go   from  Angels  openside  flanker,  subsequent  contact   by  Saracens  defender  and  arrival  of  support   -­‐  all  images:  C.  Fletcher      

                                                                                         

   

                                                                                         

High  School  Division-­‐3  Semifinal:  Titans  v  Vikings     Titans  defeated  Northside  Vikings,  36-­‐17,  in  the  last  match  of  the  day  on  Saturday  at  Dick’s  Sporting  Goods   Rugby  Park  and  will  face  RidgeView  Academy  in  the  D-­‐3  championship  match  on  Saturday  in  the  Kettle  with   an  11am  boot.  

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USA Rugby  Men’s  D-­‐1  Round  of  32   Denver  Barbarians  v  Austin  Huns   May  4th,  2013         Shea  Stadium,  Littleton,  Co  

                                 

The  Austin  Huns  marauding  horde  trekked  across  the  wasteland  known  as  west  Texas  to  the  front   range  of  the  majestic  Rocky  Mountains  to  assault  the  pinnacle  of  rugby  that  is  the  Denver  Barbarians.    The   Barbos  were  able  to  repel  the  Huns’  assault  and  cruise  to  a  52-­‐19  victory  and  a  spot  in  the  round  of  16  in   Irving,  Texas.  

                                     Barbarians  lineout  take  with  goal  in  view                                                                               image:  J.  Makus       At  the  onset,  Denver  established  the  superior  running  form  that  would  lead  to  many  breakaway  tries   on  the  night.  Inside  center  Taylor  Howden  made  a  50m  jaunt  before  an  untimely  knock-­‐on  ended  that  foray.     However,  a  5m  scrum  to  Denver  resulted  in  an  easy  break  by  outside  center  Kyle  Hitt  for  the  initial  points,  and   flyhalf  Maximo  De  Achaval’s  conversion  made  it  7-­‐0  Denver  minutes  into  the  match.    After  De  Achaval  took   umbrage  at  an  Austin  player’s  illegal  hit,  the  referee  saw  fit  to  let  him  cool  off  in  the  sin  bin,  giving  the  Huns  a   man  advantage.    The  shorthanded  Barbos  responded  by  driving  their  own  lineout  12m  for  a  pushover  try  by   prop  Chris  Moreno  and  a  conversion  by  Howden  to  go  up  14-­‐0  at  the  15  minute  mark.    

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A  nice  break  by  Austin  outside  center  Paddy  Watson  was  foiled  when  his  winger  fumbled  away  a   certain  try.    As  fate  would  have  it,  the  Huns  scored  moments  later  as  the  result  of  an  intercept  by  winger  Matt   Radzavich  to  cut  the  deficit,  5-­‐14.    The  apparent  vulnerability  refocused  Denver’s  concentration,  and  great   pursuit  at  the  restart  by  lock  Jon  Poynter  harried  Austin  into  conceding  a  10m  lineout  to  the  Barbos.    From   there  is  was  easy  picking  as  Hitt  darted   through  to  touch  down  for  his  second   time  in  the  match.    Denver  refused  to  let   off  the  gas,  and  another  Howden  line-­‐ break  found  the  Barbos  deep  in  Austin   territory.    Reversing  the  field,  the  Denver   backs  quickly  found  wing  Antwun  Baker   flying  down  the  sideline  for  an  easy  try  in   the  corner.    The  Barbos  had  not   completed  their  first  half  onslaught,   though,  and  their  final  endeavor  was   initiated  by  captain  and  flanker  Logan   Collins,  who  pilfered  possession  from  an   overly  long  Austin  throw-­‐in  and  smashed   through  a  bewildered  Huns  backline.    Led                          The  Shea  Stadium  Rugby  Showcase  was  rocking  on  the  Saturday!                                          image:  J.   Makus  

by number  eight  Jake  Humphrey,  the  ensuing  run  of  play  could  only  be  described  as  champagne  rugby  as  the   Barbos  forwards  and  backs  combined  elusive  moves,  copious  supporting  runs,  and  timely  offloads  culminating   in  De  Achaval  notching  both  the  try  and  the  extras,  making  Denver  kickers  perfect  for  the  half,  ending  it  35-­‐5   in  favor  of  the  home  side.         The  second  half  saw  Denver  give  the  rest  of  its  roster  a  taste  of  the  playoffs  and  the  Huns  showed  pride   by  capitalizing  on  their  opportunities  and  fighting  until  the  final  whistle.    It  started  well  for  Austin,  as  they   were  led  by  their  most  consistent  playmaker,  flyhalf  Blaine  Miller,  whose  stolen  ball  enabled  flanker  Jeff   Easthagen  to  rumble  in  for  the  try.    Winger  Alex  Lilos’  conversion  brought  the  score  to  35-­‐12,  Denver  still  in   command.    After  a  steal  and  a  long  break  by  scrumhalf  Tom  Staab,  the  Barbos  were  able  to  spin  the  ball  wide   to  winger  Mike  Garrity  for  another  corner  try.    After  Austin  answered  back  with  a  try  by  lock  Brian  Welborn,   substitute  Tyson  Meek  showed  fresh  legs  darting  between  tacklers  for  a  40m  try  at  the  three-­‐quarter  mark  of   the  match.    After  some  nifty  moves  by  center-­‐turned-­‐lock  Adam  Drury,  fullback  Phil  White  was  able  to  cap  off   the  move  and  add  five  more  to  the  tally.    De  Achaval  completed  the  night’s  scoring,  ending  the  game  52-­‐19  for   Denver.     Man  of  the  match  honors  went  to  Austin  flanker,  Easthagen,  and  Denver  number  eight,  Humphrey.     The  Huns  complete  a  well-­‐played  season,  while  the  Barbos  venture  to  Irving,  Texas  in  search  of  more  glory  at   the  National  Round  of  16  on  May  19th.   Austin:    Tries  –  Radzavich,  Easthagen,  B.  Welborn.    Cons  –  Lilos  (2)   Denver:    Tries  –  Hitt  (2),  C.  Moreno,  De  Achaval,  Baker,  Garrity,  Meek,  White.    Cons  –  Howden,  De  Achaval  (5)   barbarianshunsbarbarianshunsbarbarianshunsbarbarianshunsbarbarianshunsbarbarianshunsbarbarianshunsbarbarianshuns  


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Glendale  Raptors  v  Dallas  Reds   In  the  Round  of  32,  USA  Rugby’s  opening  stages  of  men’s,  division-­‐1,  clubside  national  championship  play,   Glendale  Raptors  and  Dallas  Reds  clashed  at  Glendale’s  formidable  home  grounds.  A  six-­‐point  margin  at  break   was  opened  up  to  28  by  referee  Kurt  Weaver’s  last  whistle,  as  the  sides  shared  nine  touch  downs  in  total,   albeit  unevenly,  in  lively  action  at  Infinity  on  a  rapidly  cooling  Saturday  evening.   Front  foot  action  by  Glendale  early  as  a  comprehensive  control  of  all  lineout  tosses  enabled  Raptors  the   attack,  while  earnest  industry  by  Dallas  at  the  breakdown  meant  turnover  ball  and  the  Reds  forward  maul   worked  in  fits  and  starts  until  Raptors  were  pinged  for  hands  in  the  breakdown  and  flyhalf  Jordan  Macey   exacted  payment  with  a  sticksplitter  from  28  meters  out  between  the  hashes:  Dallas  Reds  3  Glendale  Raptors   0,  10  minutes  into  it.   Raptors  drew  even  five  minutes  on  with  a  penalty  goal  by  scrumhalf  Shaun  Davies  struck  from  inside  the  Reds   ten-­‐meter  line  and  just  off  the  left  post.   Dallas  were  working  the  short  bangers  from  the  maul  and  breakdown  well  and  into  the  Glendale  22.  Three   quick,  slippy  bangers  in  the  Raptors  business  district  to  establish  a  presence,  swift  service  from  the  loose  piece   inclose  and  a  sly  crosskick  by  Macey  to  flyer  Taryn  Albritton  for  the  grounding;  with  Macey’s  added  deuce   Dallas  were  back  in  front,  10-­‐3,  midway  through  the  first  forty.   A  breakdown  infringement  by  Reds  just  inside  their  own  ten-­‐meter  line,  centrepost,  and  Davies  notched  the   reprimand  to  reduce  the  margin  of  separation  to  four  at  minute  23.   Glendale  were  back  in  the  Reds  business  district  with  a  scrum-­‐put  five  meters  from  goal.  That  won,  a  power   push  angled  to  the  corner  and  8-­‐man,  Nic  Johnson,  snatched  ball  and  broke  across  goal  for  the  grounding;   we’d  a  new  leader  at  11-­‐10  Raptors  with  30  gone.   The  home  team  got  another  four  minutes  before  Weaver’s  halftime  signal  when  flyhalf,  Ata  Malifa,  toed  a   lovely  little  clipper  ahead  from  eighteen  out,  and  first  five-­‐eighths  Mark  Sztyndera  collected  and  crossed  for   the  try  that  stretched  the  Glendale  lead  to  six  at  the  half,  16-­‐10.   Some  aerial  work  from  each  side  and  then  effective  countering  measures  in  return,  made  for  a  fine  display  of   rugby  in  the  first  period:  Raptors  sky-­‐high  and  productive  at  lineouts,  while  Reds  saw  success  with  determined,   steady  forwards  play.       Glendale  got  aboard  first  after  the  re-­‐start  when  Malifa  grubbed  a  greaser  through  a  defenders  legs  inclose   and  onrushing  flyer,  Preston  Bryant,  gathered  certainly  for  the  touch  down.  Conversion  by  second  center,   Mike  Graham,  and  we’d  scores  of  23-­‐10  to  Raptors  in  the  46th  minute.     ftcollinsjrgentsfortcollinsjrgentsftcollinsjrgentsfortcollinsjrgentsftcollinsjrgentsfortcollinsjrgents  


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Raptors kept  the  Kettle  on  high  with  queries  off  Malifa’s  toe  proving  difficult  for  the  visitors.  A  misplay  by   Dallas  in  their  own  business  district  had  Raptors  arriving  in  numbers.  Cover  and  collection  by  wing  Dustin  Croy   saw  his  sublime  offload  to  fullback  James  Paterson  in  close  support.  That  #15  stepped  through  a  pair  of  would-­‐ be  stoppers  and  accelerated  to  goal  for  the  try:  28-­‐10  Raptors  at  minute  51.   The  hosts  were  back  in  Dallas  territory  behind  a  blinder  by  Bryant  in  return  of  a  failed  clearance.  Fast  hands  to   Paterson  and  a  deft  transfer  had  Croy  cross  in  the  corner  for  his  dot  and  33,  10  and  58  were  the  important   numbers  with  new  boots  coming  afield  on  both  sides.   Dallas  replied  well  with  movement  into  Glendale’s  22  and  patiently  progressed  inside  their  hosts  business   district  until  a  Raptors  infringement  at  the  loose  piece  enabled  Trevor  ‘Rys’  Bal  the  quick-­‐tap  and  that  sure-­‐ handed  and  speedy  lock  was  across  for  Macey’s  conversion:  33-­‐17  in  the  62nd  minute  and  the  travelers  looking   keen.   Visitors  kept  on  the  front  foot  and  launched  forays  into  the  Glendale  half,  but  the  Raptors  were  able  to   contain  and  clear  until,  on  attack  at  Dallas  22  meter  line,  a  dangerous  tackle  by  Dallas  first  five-­‐eighth  earned   that  man  an  early  seat  and  Raptors  a  one-­‐man  advantage  with  72  minutes  gone.     And  that  benefit  bore  fruit  as  blindside  Zac  Pauga  snatched  ball  from  the  breakdown  inside  the  Dallas  22,   fended  his  way  to  space,  and  outpaced  the  chase  to  goal  for  Malifa’s  conversion:    40-­‐17  at  minute  75.   Glendale  got  the  last  shout  and  Pauga  got  his  brace  after  gathering  a  Malifa  skipper  with  time  fleeing  fast  in   the  79th  minute,  45-­‐17.    And  those  were  the  final  numbers  as  Weaver’s  last  blast  indicated  the  record.   Scoring   Glendale  –  Try:  Johnson,  Sztyndera,  Bryant,  Paterson,  Croy,  Z.  Pauga  (2)  ;  Con:  Graham,  Malifa;  Pen:  Davies  (2)   Dallas  –  Try:  Albritton,  Bal;  Con:  Macey  (2);  Pen:  Macey   Match  Officials:  Kurt  Weaver,  Gary  Hartzell,  Larry  Johnson   Glendale  will  face  Belmont  Shore  in  the  next  round  of  play  Saturday,  May  18th  in  Irvine,  Texas  at  the  Las   Colinas  Rugby  Polo  Grounds.  This  will  be  a  re-­‐match  of  the  USA  Rugby  2012  division-­‐1  title  match.  Bit  of  a   barnburner  in  the  Lone  Star  State,  wouldn’t  one  think?   While  Denver  Barbarians  will  be  onpitch  at  the  Colinas  Rugby  Grounds  for  to  test  Santa  Monica  Dolphins  RFC   in  their  Round  of  16  matchup;     Each  seek  a  berth  in  USA  Rugby’s  “Best  Four”,  a  competition  which  will  take  place  in  Glendale  on  the  first   weekend  in  June.  

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Eastern Rockies  Rugby  Football  Union  Referee  Society     Touch  Judge  and  Assistant  Referee  Course,  May  18th,  1:00  pm,  Course  will  be  held  at  the  Glendale   Administration  Building  (950  South  Birch  Street     Glendale,  CO  80246)  next  to  Infinity  Park.       This  is  the  perfect  opportunity  for  parents,  coaches,  and  players  to  get  involved  and  to  learn  more  about  the   game!       The  course  consist  of  instructor  led  discussion,  video  clips,  and  other  course  materials  where  participants  in   the  Touch  Judge  course  will  learn  when  the  ball  is  in  touch,  Touch  Judge  signals,  places  of  throw  in,  positioning   and  Seven-­‐a-­‐side  variations.      

    Participants  in  the  Assistant  Referee  course  will  learn  how  to  adjudicate  foul  play,  signaling  and  reporting,     positioning,  and  how  to  use  communication  systems.    The  courses  will  culminate  with  a  brief  quiz  to  validate   the  participant’s  certification  as  a  USA  Rugby  Touch  Judge  or  Assistant  Referee.    Registrants  must  have  current   CIPP  registration  with  USA  Rugby.    Cost:  $25  (course  fee,  $50  if  completing  both  Tough  Judge  and  Assistant   Referee  courses).    Both  the  Touch  Judge  course  and  Assistant  Referee  course  will  be  held  back  to  back.   Please  make  sure  to  register  for  both  courses  if  attending  both.       TJ  Course  Registration:   https://www.allplayers.com/g/referees_certification_courses_touch_judge_touch_judge_may_18th_glendale _co/register/select   AR  Course  Registration:   https://www.allplayers.com/g/referees_certification_courses_assistant_referee_assistant_referee_may_18th _glendale_co/register/select       ftcollinsjrgentsfortcollinsjrgentsftcollinsjrgentsfortcollinsjrgentsftcollinsjrgentsfortcollinsjrgents  


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Try Rugby  Symposium  

                                                                 2013  Registration  Form                                                                                Advertise  Your  Business  to  Over  2,000  Rugby  Parents         Event  Name:    1st  TRY  Rugby  Symposium      (Limited  to  40  vendors  per  Event)   Event  Fee:    $50.00  each  +  Door  Prize/Silent  Auction  Item  (Value:  $50.00  and  up)     Event  Time:    Time:  9:00am  to  2:00pm  -­‐  Setup  Time:    8:00am    -­‐    Rain  Check:    July  6th,  2013  Trailwinds  Park,   Thornton,  CO   Deadline:    Saturday,  June  8th,  2013                            Northern  Event  Place:    Trailwinds  Park,  13500  Holly  St,  Thornton,  CO  -­‐  Saturday,  June  22nd,  2013                            Southern  Event  Place:    David  A.  Lorenz  Regional  Park,  8422  S  Colorado  Blvd,  Highlands  Ranch,  CO,   June  29th,  2013                            I  will  attend  and  will  provide  my  own  table,  chairs  and  canopy  and  agree  to  pay  the  event  fee  and   donate  an  item(s).                            I  will  not  be  attending  but  will  donate  something  for  the  Silent  Auction  and/or  Door  Prize.                                        Item  Description:    ______________________________________________________Value:   _____________Qty:_______                            I  will  donate  $50.00  to  be  used  to  purchase  items  for  the  silent  auction  or  door  prize  under  my  name   and/or  Business.     -­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐                          Amount  Paid:  ____________________________                                      Cash:  ________________                                                                                            Payment  by  Credit  Card:    _________________                                      Check  #:  ____________  Payable  to:    RUGBY  COLORADO                           Name  on  Card:  ______________________________________________________________  Type:  _______________________     Card  Number:  _______________________________________________________________  Security  Code:  _______________     Expiration  Date:  (MM/YY)  ____________/______________        Signature:  ___________________________________________  

MAIL  THIS  FORM  TO:    Northside  Youth  Rugby  Club   3170  Prince  Circle,  Broomfield,  CO    80020   or  Scan  E-­‐mail:    northsideTRYrugby@hotmail.com   For  further  inquiries  call  Cecil  at  720-­‐436-­‐6972  or  Kat  at  512-­‐743-­‐1725     PLEASE  NOTE:    If  you  are  a  “no  show”,  there  are  no  refunds.   Vendors will be notified when approved by the Rugby Colorado TRY Committee   barbarianshunsbarbarianshunsbarbarianshunsbarbarianshunsbarbarianshunsbarbarianshunsbarbarianshunsbarbarianshuns  


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Summer rugby  is  on  the  horizon!  

RMC June  14  -­‐  16  

 

 

the best  emerging  men's  rugby  talent  in  the  country,  June  14-­‐16    

Mountain 15s  League:  June  through  August  

B-­‐G Wednesday  Night  7s  League  –  Denver  –  youth,  men's  and  women's  7s  

 

Cowpie 15s  Rugby  Tournament,  Saturday  July  13  in  Steamboat  Springs    

Denver 7s:  Dick's  Sporting  Goods  Rugby  Park  –  Saturday,  July  20  

SkiTown 15s  Rugby  Tournament  –  Glenwood  Springs  men's  and  women's  15s  competitions    

Vail Olde  Boys  –  Saturday,  August  10  

Serevi 7s  –  Kettle  and  StoveTop  –  Saturday,  August 17  

June 8,  2013   June  15,  2013   June  22,  2013   June  29,  2013   July  6,  2013   July  13,  2013   July  20,  2013   July  27,  2013   August  3,   2013   August  10,   2013   September   20,  2013  

Rocky Mountain  Challenge  –  All  Star  U-­‐17s  and  U-­‐19s  featuring      

Denver Barbarians  B  @  Steamboat  

Grand Junction  @  Breckenridge   Denver  Barbos  B  @   Steamboat  @   Brckenridge   Grand  Junction   Vail  @   Breckenridge  

Steamboat @   Glenwood  

Breckenridge @   Steamboat   COW  PIE  @   STEAMBOAT   Aspen  @   Breckenridge   Breckenridge  @   Glenwood   SKI  TOWN  @   Glenwood  

Breckenridge @   Steamboat   COW  PIE  @   STEAMBOAT     Aspen  @   Steamboat   SKI  TOWN  @   Glenwood  

Vail @  Aspen  

Vail @  Aspen  

Glenwood @   Vail  

Glenwood @  Vail  

N/A

Vail @   Breckenridge  

Steamboat @   Glenwood  

Aspen @  Grand   Junction  

COW  PIE  @   STEAMBOAT  

Grand Junction  @   Glenwood   COW  PIE  @   STEAMBOAT  

Grand Junction  @  Vail  

Denver Barbos  B   Breckenridge  @   @  Vail   Glenwood   SKI  TOWN  @   SKI  TOWN  @   Glenwood   Glenwood   Steamboat  @   Glenwood  @   Old  Boys  @  Vail   Steamboat  @  Vail   Vail   Aspen   Aspen   Aspen  Ruggerfest   Aspen  Ruggerfest   Aspen  Ruggerfest   Ruggerfest  

N/A COW  PIE  @   STEAMBOAT   Aspen  @   Breckenridge   Aspen  @   Steamboat   SKI  TOWN  @   Glenwood   Glenwood  @   Aspen   Aspen   Ruggerfest  

Grand  Junction  @   Breckenridge   Steamboat  @   Grand  Junction   Aspen  @  Grand   Junction   Grand  Junction  @   Glenwood   COW  PIE  @   STEAMBOAT   Grand  Junction  @   Vail     SKI  TOWN  @   Glenwood     Aspen  Ruggerfest  


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Defiance Rugby Club An Invitation to Play:

Ski Town 2013 August 3rd and 4th Glenwood Springs, Colorado Mtn/Div 2 Men’s 2 Pitches

Old Boys

2 Days

Women

Trophy Round Sunday

Lodging

Party

Surrounded by Mountains in Beautiful Glenwood Springs Just Voted the Best Small Town to Visit in America! Hot Springs Rafting Bring the Girlfriend!

Amusement Park

Bring the Wife! Bring the kids! for the Old Boys’ Amusement!

Details:

$350 Entry Fee

Bring the Mother-in-law

8 Team Brackets Trophies

And Of Course

FREE BEER FOR ALL THE RUGGERS! Enjoy Great Competition, Natural Beauty, Tune Up For The Fall! Come Rugby and Party with the Mountain Boys! Contact:

Bob Herrell, dbadbob@aol.com

Scott Archuleta, glenwoodrugby@yahoo.com  

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Colorado Senior  Olde  Boys     are  making  preparations  for  a  golden  oldies  type  warm-­‐up  rugby  event  that   will  happen  on  the  weekend  prior  to  2013  Ruggerfest  in  an  as  yet  to  be   determined  location.       Queries  to:  Fred  Alexander  mailto:Fsa333@aol.com                                                                                            CSOB  RFC   USA  International  Rep                                                                                            Golden  Oldies  Rugby    

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The G e n t l e m e n o f A s p e n would like to formally invite the World Masters Rugby clubs to participate in Aspen Ruggerfest 46 to be held September 12-15, 2013. We will have Open, 35's, 45's, 50's and 55's divisions. We are again actively pursuing a Women's Division this year. Ruggerfest provides your club with a great team-building atmosphere, and provides all with a great weekend of rugby celebration and camaraderie. Registration can be completed online at:

http://www.aspenrugby.com/2012/ruggerfest/ruggerfest-­‐registration

through PayPal  or  contact  information  can  be  emailed  back  to  this  address  with  payment  of   the  $650  entry  fee  (or  $300  Women's  entry  fee)  sent  to  the  address  below.

Registration is  not  complete  and  your  entry  is  not  secured  until  payment  is  received.   The  entry  fee  will  go  up  to  $750  per  team  on  August  1,  2013,  so  please  register  and  pay  prior  to  the  price  increase.   Thank  you,  and  we  look  forward  to  seeing  you  in  Aspen. John  Lassalette         President  and  Ruggerfest  46  Chairman   Aspen  Rugby  Club,  Inc.  dba   Gentlemen  of  Aspen  RFC   1280  Ute  Ave.,  Ste.  10   Aspen,  CO  81611-­‐2259   970-­‐948-­‐0141  cell     ftcollinsjrgentsfortcollinsjrgentsftcollinsjrgentsfortcollinsjrgentsftcollinsjrgentsfortcollinsjrgents  


World Beat  

 

World Beat  

Colorado

 

       

   

Fabulist Scribe  H.  Richard  and  L.  Trotski,  RA's  Pithy  Scribe,  for  Rugby  Scribes  

Heineken Cup  Championship:  Clermont  Auvergne  v  Toulon,   Heineken  Cup   It’ll  be  French  Giants,  Clermont-­‐Auvergne  and  Toulon,  battling  at  Lansdowne  Road,  Saturday  May  18th  for  the   right  to  hoist  the  Heineken  Cup  for  a  victory  sup.  The  clubs  reside  in  the  #s  1  and  2  spots  on  the  French  Top  XIV   table  as  well,  so  there’s  the  possibility  that  those  sides  will  clash  in  that  championship  title  match  also.     Expect  Clermont  to  try  and  open  things  up  for  its  volatile  three-­‐quartersline,  while  Toulon  can  count  on  a   bunch  of  numbers  from  the  toe  of  its  incandescent  standoff,  Jonny  Wilkerson:      

Rugby Atlas  predicts:    Clermont  25  –  Toulon  27  

 

                           

 RaboDirect  Pro12  

               

Zebre looked  good  to  claim  its  first  RDP12  victory  ever,  before  a  65th  minute  try  by  Munster  replacement   prop,  John  Ryan,  who’d  just  come  onto  the  pitch,  dashed  the  Italian  hope  for  the  benchmark  win,  and  they  fell   25-­‐27  to  Munster  in  the  final  weekend  of  league  play.   Numbers  1-­‐4  on  the  table  last  week  are  this  week’s  as  well,  so  it’ll  be  Ulster  hosting  Scarlets  at  Ravenhill,   Friday  5.10  and  Leinster  throwing  a  bash  for  Glasgow  at  the  RDS  on  Saturday,  5-­‐11.   Of  note:  Ospreys  had  a  shot  at  overtaking  Scarlets  for  the  last  playoff  berth,  but  they  fell  to  Leinster  on  the   weekend,  37-­‐19,  and  languish  in  5th  on  the  final  table  and  not  at  all  in  the  playoff  frames.    

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French Top  XIV        

top six  playoff,  first  two   get  an  initial  round  bye  

 

       

French Top  XIV  

The top  six  places  on  the  French  Table  continue  in  post-­‐season  with  the  first  two,  Clermont-­‐Auvergne  and   Toulon  receiving  first  round  byes.     •

Racing had  a  shot  of  unseating  Castres  and  hosting  their  next  match,  but  though  they  beat  Castres  by   one  point,  they  didn’t  score  the  bonus  point  that  would  have  put  them  in  fourth,  so  they’ll  travel  to  the   Mediterranean  coast  for  a  date  with  Toulouse  on  Friday,  5.10.       Saturday,  5.11,  Castres  will  host  Montpellier  at  Stade  Pierre-­‐Antoine  in  the  round  for  the  right  to  take   on  Toulon  in  the  semifinals.  

     

                                                                               

                             

Aviva Premiership

 

                       

 

top four  to  semifinals  

Aviva   Premiership   In  what  may  have  been  the  match  of  the  season  and  in  one  that  had  no  playoff  implications  as  both  sides   failed  to  make  last  week’s  determining  cut,  Exeter  and  Gloucester  banged  each  other  around  Sandy  Park  for   the  full  80,  touching  down  eight  times  between  them  in  40-­‐39  victory  for  the  home  side;  flyhalf  Gareth   Steenson  was  good  for  25  points  from  the  talent  that  is  his  toe  in  the  winning  effort;   Thus  with  no  change  in  the  first  four,  Saracens  will  host  Northampton  Saints  on  Sunday,  May  12  at  Copthall   Stadium,  while  Leicester  Tigers  serve  up  the  rugby  to  Harlequins  at  Welford  Road  on  Saturday,  May  11  in  the   Premiership  semifinal  rounds.        

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Distances between  land   masses  not  to   scale        

 

Australia S  R  C  

New Zealand  S  R  C  

South Africa  S  R  C  

G   W   L   T   Pts     Brumbies     11   7   2   2   41  

G

W L   T   Pts  

10

7

3

37

Cheetahs 10  

7

3

35

Sharks

10

5

5

29

28

Stormers

9  

4

5

29

14

Kings

10

2

7 1  

15

40

2 2   39  

Blues  

9  

5

4  

36

Waratahs 10   5  

5  

30

Crusaders

10 6  

4  

34

Rebels

10 2  

8  

22

Hurricanes

10 5  

5  

Force

11 2  

8 1   18  

8  

Highlanders    9  

1

Pts

3  

11 7  

W L   T    

10 7  

G  

Chiefs

Reds  

Bulls  

Super  XV:  weekend  5.4   Six  Chris  Noakes  penalty  strikes  were  sufficient  to  the  task  of  holding  the  traveling  Stormers  at  bay  in   Auckland  as  the  Blues  picked  up  four  points  in  defense  of  the  grounds  at  North  Harbor  Stadium;  a  brace  of  late   groundings  by  Springboks  center,  Jean  de  Villiers,  and  an  errant,  squibbling  drop-­‐goal  attempt  at  the  death   made  for  white-­‐knuckle  time  and  a  one-­‐point,  18-­‐17,  Blues  victory;   31-­‐14  were  the  numbers  in  the  50th  minute  as  the  travelers  built  a  healthy  lead,  only  to  allow  19  Rebels  points   on  trys  by:  lock  Hugh  Pyle    (62’  for  his  brace),  scrumhalf  Nick  Phipps    (67’)  and  fullback  Kurtley  Beale  (74’  on  a   looping  drifter)  in  the  last  thirty;  however,  Derek  Anscombe’s  tryple  and  his  nine  booted  numbers  assisted   groundings  by  inside  center  Bundee  Aki  in  the  eighth  minute,  openside  Sam  Cane  at  49’  and  the  provider  by   lock  Brodie  Retallick  (69’)  meaning  39-­‐33,  five  point  joy  for  the  Chiefs  at  the  Rectangular  Stadium;     One  half  dozen  trys  by  home  team,  Bulls,  abetted  by  16  points  from  the  gifted  toe  of  flyhalf,  Morne  Steyn,   meant  the  five-­‐pointer  for  Bulls  over  a  travelling  Hurricanes  show  that  only  managed  a  brace  of  scrumhalf  TJ   Perenara  groundings  and  their  conversions  by  flyhalf  Beauden  Barrett  in  14-­‐48  defeat;   Three  point  win,  25-­‐22,  by  Highlanders  over  the  visiting  Sharks  meant  the  initial  result  for  the  Kiwi-­‐   Caledonians  while  the  Fishies  have  slipped  to  their  fourth  defeat  running;  Sharks  were  up,  15-­‐7,  at  half  yet   could  not  maintain  their  advantage;  15  points  from  flyhalf  Colin  Slade  along  with  a  pair  of  dots  by  inside  center   Sean  Treeby  (10’)  and  scrumhalf  Aaron  Smith  (54’)  provided  for  the  victory;   barbarianshunsbarbarianshunsbarbarianshunsbarbarianshunsbarbarianshunsbarbarianshunsbarbarianshunsbarbarianshuns  


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Zero the  margin  between  Western  Force  and  Reds  in  a  coast-­‐to-­‐coast  battle  that  saw  much  action  inland  but   little  border  breaching;  Force  were  in  line  for  the  legendary  result  at  11-­‐6  in  the  last  ten,  but  a  try  by   replacement  flyer  Chris  Feauai-­‐Sautia  in  the  72nd  minute  enabled  the  relative’s  kiss  at  the  Perth  Oval  at  11-­‐the-­‐ pair;   Eleven  the  number  of  trys  touched  down  by  the  travelers  in  a  riotous  dismantling  of  Southern  Kings  at   Mytjalies-­‐Mandela  Bay  Stadium  on  the  day;  Waratahs  got  up  by  46-­‐10  at  the  half  and  had  extended  that   margin  to  72-­‐10  by  the  ref’s  last  blast;   Seven  the  points  separation  between  Brumbies  and  Crusaders,  at  23-­‐30,  and  the  visiting  New  Zealanders  are   on  three  results  in  a  row,  while  the  Oz  Mob  are  1-­‐2-­‐1  since  the  end  of  March;  Crusaders  =  form,  while  the   once  hard-­‐charging  Brumbies  are  experiencing  a  sense  of  futility,  one  should  think;   Upcomers  –  Round  13   Chiefs  v  Western  Force  at  ECOlight  Stadium;   Cheetahs  v  Hurricanes  at  Free  State  Stadium;   Waratahs  v  Stormers  at  Allianz  Stadium;       Sat.  11  May

Reds v  Sharks  at  Suncorp  Stadium;                           Blues  v  Rebels  at  Eden  Park;                                                                             Southern  Kings  v  Highlanders  at  Mytjalies-­‐Mandela  Bay  

Kings v  http://www.superxv.com/force/Highlanders  

Mandela Bay  

 

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