Pilsner Urquell

Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Cold wet muddy day (a.k.a. "Rugby Weather")

Slippery, slidey, freezing, mudbowl. Arlington pulled away at our first game against them at their new home pitch, which welcomed us with a lot of standing water. We kicked the ball away all day, but Arlington's fullback, Thunder, was ready for it all day long. Not enough cries of "Noonan" from the sideline perhaps.

On the positive side, our lineouts went well. When the forwards were moving, good things happened. Our try came from a lot of forward pick and drives near the try line.

Read the Referee's Writeup

Tuesday, January 23, 2007


New Practice Field

We have received permission to begin practicing at Austin Ranch in north Plano starting this Thursday, January 25th. Austin Ranch is located at Windhaven and Midway just south of 121 and west of the Dallas North Tollway; the soccer fields (where we will be practicing) are in the Northeast corner of the complex, at the corner of Arbor Hills Rd and Santa Christina St. ( http://www.austinranch.com/community/map_lg.html )

Please remember that we are guests at the complex and need to act accordingly. Bring your gear and be ready to train, we have a lot to work on.

Overview map (click to enlarge)

Detail map (click to enlarge)

Sunday, January 21, 2007


Road Trip

Our next game is a long road trip away in Midland. Start making arrangements now to secure yourself tansportation and lodging. Everyone is needed on this trip so get the weekend off from work, kiss your lady of the week goodbye, borrow some money from you parents, and find a ride. No excuses, all hands on deck for this one.

Thursday, January 18, 2007


Cup Match v. Arlington this Saturday

Saturday, 20 January, 2pm kickoff in Arlington

Please note that Arlington has a new home pitch,

Tuesday, January 16, 2007


Snow? What snow?

We are training tonight so get off the couch and grab some warm clothes. You call yourself a rugger? Are you really going to let a little chill keep you from playing?

We play Arlington this weekend and we need the practice. And drag a friend with you to the game if not to practice.

January Showers bring Super Powers

Shape of a rugby player. Form of an ice storm!

Austin tourney rained out. Practice is on for tonight! Dress warmly.

Saturday we travel to Arlington for some payback for the last second 1 point loss in the fall.

(yes, lame attempt at a joke, but it rhymes).

Friday, January 05, 2007


Austin Tournament Schedule

Just got the details from Austin for the January 13th tournament.

We are playing in the open division with San Antonio, Huns II, TRU D3, Alamo City, and Ft. Worth. Games are 20 minute halves with 5 minute half-time break.

Here are our game times:

11:30 - v. Huns II
1:30 - v. San Antonio

Division Final and 3rd place match kick off is 3:30. 5th place match (which we better not be in) kicks off at 4:30. So, we've got a guaranteed 3 games.

Thursday, January 04, 2007


Practice Tonight 1/4 in Plano

7 p.m. on the north side of the Carpenter Rec center in Plano . On the west side of Coit just south of Legacy. Rec Center is a big building surrounded by football/soccer fields. Can't miss it.

Take the road just past the center to the North and look for Swick.

Stay Tuned

We are working out the details to resume practice and will have an announcement soon.

January 13 - We are playing in the Austin tournament. Make plans to go.

DUES - We need your money. USA Rugby just took a big chunk out of our coffers and we need everyone to get current to replenish our funds.