ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Ladies and Gents,
Looking forward to seeing you all there. We have some exciting future developments that will be presented after the coaches conference with active players for this coming season. This will be held at the Carriage Hall with the VFW providing the hall for free. VFW will be selling $2 dollar domestic beers just for us folks. Lets make it happen. Itinerary is as follows:

7-730pm coaches conference with active players

730-8pm BOD presentation

8-810pm Break

810-9pm Open floor questions and answers

SARFC to host British Army Medical Services

The San Antonio Rugby Football Club will host Army Medical Services from the British Army at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 15 at the Wheatley Sports Fields. Pitch address is 746 Morningview Dr., SATX, 78220.

Army Medical Services, commonly known as AMS, consists of players from the Army Medical Corps and/or numerous medical regiments and squadrons. They compete in the Corps Championship – League 2, which is made up of Corps and Infantry sides of the Regular Army. For many players, the Corps Championship League is a stepping-stone to representing the Army at the Senior Level. Needless to say, the standard of rugby played by AMS and other Corps teams is among the highest in Britain.

During AMS’s stay in San Antonio, they will have the opportunity to learn about the city’s rich military history. With San Antonio being a hub for military operations, it is no surprise that San Antonio RFC has developed close ties that have resulted in many military-based players representing the red and black. 

With the Cup season only a couple of months away, the match with AMS will provide the SARFC coaching staff an opportunity to gain some valuable insight into the player personnel and skill levels going into the 2016-17 season. 

We invite all rugby fans to join us in what will surely be a fun-filled day for everyone. Post-match festivities will include a Texas style BBQ, social, and club gift exchange.

Saturday’s a rugby day!

-- 
Orlando Villegas

SARFC to Host Teddington RFC

The San Antonio Rugby Football Club will once again host a touring side from the United Kingdom on Saturday, June 4. This year’s installment will feature the men and women from Teddington Rugby Football Club based in southwest London.

San Antonio RFC will share hosting duties with the San Antonio Riveters, the area’s premier women’s rugby team. The women’s match will kick off at noon, with the men’s match following at 2pm. Matches will be played in Olmos Basin Park, 651 Devine Rd.

Marcus Leming, SARFC Club President, shared his thoughts on this year’s event, “We are excited to be hosting another international team this summer. What’s even better is that 2016 will mark the first year that we will have the privilege of coordinating a women’s match. Rugby is on the rise in San Antonio and we are grateful to have the opportunity to share it with the San Antonio community.”

The international touring sides that San Antonio has hosted over the years include: Gilfach Goch RFC (Wales), Tonmawr RFC (Wales), Tata Steel RFC (formerly Corus RFC), Bedlinog RFC (Wales), Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) British Army, Old Patesians RFC (England), and Old Illtydians RFC (Wales).

Be sure to bring plenty of sunscreen as we are hoping to treat our British guests with hot and humid Texas weather. Matches will be followed by a barbeque and social. 

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St Patricks Day River Parade with SARFC

This past Sunday, SARFC participated in the Murphy’s St. Patrick’s Day River Parade & Festival.

San Antonio vs San Marcos Write Up

               On a cold and blustery January day the big men of SARFC showed up at a narrow and windy City Park pitch in the heart of downtown San Marcos to contend with the formidable I 35 corridor nemesis, San Marcos. The boys from San Antonio came prepared with a retinue of subs and supporters.

                The scoring started with the Greys being awarded a penalty try in the 15th minute, followed up by a successful conversion and a yellow card and sin bin for Tom Morell for a high tackle. San Antonio answered back with a penalty kick a short five minutes later thanks to the foot of Manuel Cuesta. Score 7-3.

                   San Antonio seemed very lethargic throughout the first half of the game, much to the delight of the Greys #3.  SARFC was given all it could take by him, his elbows, and ruthless running style. The Greys capitalized with a converted try off of him and his great support. Following that try, SARFC and the Greys exchanged blows with a penalty try, a converted try, and a penalty kick bringing the score to 24-10.

                    After a much needed rest and kick in the rear, SARFC came out a different team in the second half with a quick 3 points at the 42 minute mark. The game continued similarly to the first half, but with SA finally playing their game plan. Better late than never. Despite an outrageous 29 penalties by the Greys, SA wasn't able to fully capitalize with many points (as expected of a team with several new players). The game was within 9 points going into the final five minutes, 36-27, until the Greys #13 put the nail in the coffin, and their #9 converting the try. With a final score of 43-27, the Greys gain a bonus point and a tie for 1st place in the D3 Central Division. San Antonio moves to 1-2-1 and 4th place in the division.