Men’s D1 – Top 2 teams play each other, winner moves onto California Cup and Nationals
Women’s D1 – Top 2 teams play each other, winner moves onto Nationals
Men’s D2 – Top 4 teams play. 1 vs 4 , 2 vs 3 – Top team to host.
D2 Winner plays AZ/NM Winner on May 9th at The Lil Q in SD at 3pm
Women’s D2 – Top 2 teams play each other, winner moves onto Nationals
Men’s D3 – Top 2 teams from each Sub Division
South 1 vs North 2 – South hosting
North 1 vs South 2 – North hosting
D3 Winner plays AZ/NM Winner on May 9th at The Lil Q in SD at 1pm
Men’s D4 – Temecula travels to Dead Rabbits for the Finals 4/18/15
College Women – Started last weekend
Please head over to USA Rugby website under Member Resources to view the new changes.
Or you can click on the link under the admin tap on our own website
The USA Eagles will play Japan at the Stub Hub Center on Saturday, June 14th at 7:30 pm.
Tickets are $15.00
Discount for groups of 10 or more.
D3 So Cal Kings 33 San Luis Obispo 14
San Luis Obispo traveled to the host Southern California Kings for the D3 final. Both teams won their respective semi-finals last week with the Kings defeating the Old Aztecs D3 and SLO besting Riverside. SoCal Kings scored two early tries before SLO put up a solid defense and threatened to score several a few times in the first half. With a heavy and steady wind, both teams struggled at the line out. Half time score was 14-14. The Kings picked up where they left off with a quick second half score. SLO dug in defensively and fought downfield to put their first over making it 21-7. Play went back and forth for a good chunk of time before the Kings found the try zone again and went up 28-14. However, SLO did not give up and fought back for a multi-phase score, making it 28-14. With about 15 minutes remaining, the Kings put together another drive of forward picks before spinning it out wide and crossed the try line. The conversion fell short, but the Kings went up 33-14 which proved to be the final score.
D2 Oceanside 43 Pasadena 36 (Double-Overtime)
Both teams traveled to OMBAC’s Little Q where Oceanside was the host team. Although both teams finished with the same record and same points in the standings, Oceanside held the head-to-head tiebreaker with a 22-10 at home win over Pasadena earlier in the season. This one turned out to be a barn burner and a heart breaker as only the winner moves on to nationals and plays the winner of the Arizona/New Mexico Union for the top seed from the territory. Regardless of the outcome of that match, both teams go to nationals.
Pasadena opened with a penalty kick and went up 3-0. Oceanside responded with a try to make it 7-3. Pasadena responded with a try and took back the lead 10-7. Oceanside would go on to score two more converted trys and the half ended 21-10 in favor of Oceanside.
Pasadena received the second half kick and put it down for a converted try, making it 21-17 in favor of the Chiefs, who responded with another try, but missed the conversion. They held the lead at 26-17. PRFC fought back for another try but missed conversion, making it a close 26-22. The Chiefs then notched a penalty and increased their lead 29-22. With less that a minute remaining, Pasadena scored a try and converted the kick to make it 29-29 at full time. Two 10-minute overtime periods were to be played.
Oceanside scored the only try of the first period and went up 36-29. Then, in the second OT period, the scored another try and went up 43-29. Pasadena fought back and scored and converted to make it 43-36. However, they ran out of time. Oceanside will play the winner of the AZ/NM union and both of those teams will go on to nationals.
SUNDAY, MAY 11th Cal State Long Beach
Eligibility: This is the entry or introductory level course to rugby
refereeing. Read below for course registration, participants must register
for certification and material.
Certification: Current USA Rugby membership, including registration as a
referee, attend and participate in all course modules, pass online law exam
and rugby ready exam prior to course, and complete short safety quiz
administered at course site.
Description: The purpose of this introductory course is to enable officials
to acquire basic skills to officiate safe, enjoyable competition. Course
certification is required for anyone who wishes to referee any match that
could potentially lead to a National Championship.
The course focuses on: Game knowledge, Role of the referee, Planning,
Advantage, Touch, Principles of rugby, Positioning, Referee preparation,
Open play, Lineout, Principles of refereeing, Communication, Technical,
Contact, Foul play, Management, Risk management, Starting & restarting the game, Scrum, and how to have fun as a rugby referee.
Course Registration, Cost and CIPP: The cost is $50.00. Registration can be
accomplished on-line. AFTER REGISTERING, PLEASE FORWARD THE CONFIRMATION EMAIL TO THE COURSE EDUCATOR
Items needed to attend the course (click on the links below):
• CIPP – USAR Membership Number
• Course Registration Confirmation
• IRB Rugby Ready Certificate (www.irbrugbyready.com)
• IRB Laws Exam Certificate (www.irblaws.com)