San Antonio Defeats Galveston!

In the final regular season match, San Antonio traveled to Galveston this past weekend.  Despite the sloppy condition, SA played a solid game.  The official score will be 28-0 (including the bonus point) due to a last minute forfeiture by Galveston, in order to get some needed game time for new players who aren't officially CIPPed yet.  However, that was kept secret to most SA players in order to keep their heads focused and 'in the game' as we prepare for the playoffs.  We managed to get all players plenty of time on the field and gained some solid experience on the road.  At the end of the day, we won 41-17!

Next up is the Annual Team Banquet this coming weekend (2 May 7-11PM).  Please RSVP ASAP if you plan to attend and have not yet.  Then we have the playoffs in Dallas on 16 & 17 May.  This is an exciting time for the club.  Get up for it!


Match Writeup: Galveston @ San Antonio

Huge win for San Antonio!  In the words of the head coach, Jay Arbizu, "Hey Smokehouse, why they call you Smokehouse?" ... "Because I'm hanging a lot of meat!"
San Antonio Rugby played very well yesterday and got the win plus the bonus point. The halftime score was 59–0 and full-time score was 113–5. It was a great defensive day for SARFC.  Multiple hat tricks were had by Tom Beers (20 points), Cliff Davidson (17 points), & Stephen St. James Juliette Poindexter Junior III (15 points). Orlando Villegas scored 22 points just in conversion kicks!  The team was able to use all of their subs to get several newer players some valuable experience on the pitch.  It was a great day all around.

We want to thank Galveston for making the trip and playing a rough match with no subs.  SARFC was in the same boat only a few years ago.  Keep your heads up and keep fighting the good fight!  We appreciate what you guys are doing.


Match Sheet

Match Writeup: San Marcus @ San Antonio

It was a hard fought match but a lot of mental miscues kept the home team under pressure. San Marcus had an opportunity for points, two minutes into the match, but missed the penalty attempt. Then, in the 10 minute, San Marcus converted a penalty attempt to go up 3-0. San Antonio answered right back with a try in the thirteenth minute by Sam Clements Wayne Peter Poindexter, the third, and a successful kick-after by O. San Marcus missed another opportunity at penalty points at the thirty-first minute, leaving the score 7-3 at half.

The second half felt under San Antonio's control but the score did not reflect that.  San Marcus quickly scored a try in the forty-sixth minute, missed the conversion, but took the lead, 8-7. Then, in the sixty-ninth minute, Vasa barreled his way through several defenders to score, putting San Antonio back in the lead, 14–8. The last 10 minutes of the match were much improved by San Antonio from the previous meeting with San Marcus and our defense held firm to finish out the match. 

Great will for San Antonio!