Following a weekend of disappointing losses, the Pigs handedly won both games on their annual Friends and Family Day.
Portland D2 58-17 Eastside
Portland’s D2 team had a slow start but once they gained momentum the Eastside Axeman had no answer for the Pigs’ attacks. Tim Garcia’s pass-interception run for a try in the first minutes of the match began a try for try exchange that left the Pigs with a slight lead at the half. For the rest of the match, though, Portland was in control. The Axeman could not chop through the Pigs’ solid defense and was held to a second half shut out. Portland’s attack was the main attraction, though, putting up 5 tries and giving the D2 side a convincing win over Eastside.
Tries Alex Johnson, Mikey Hallam 3, Ryan Huserik, Zeke Camusio 2, Tim Garcia, Gordo Izquierdo
Cons Izquierdo 4, Hallam 1
Pens Izquierdo 1
Sin-Bin Andrew Garret
Portland D3 35-22 Kitsap
The D3 side’s match began as a defensive, penalty laden crawl, but Portland’s persistence lead them to a strong victory over the Kitsap Renegades. The first 20 minutes of the match was played within Kitsap’s 22, but penalties and poor defense lead to a breakaway try for the Renegades. Portland followed this trend for the rest of the half, ending with Kitsap ahead by a try. In the second half the Pigs cleaned up their penalties and soon overtook Kitsap. Portland didn’t let up and increased their lead, ending the game with a solid victory.
Tries Travis Dunn 2, Calum MacAskill, Justin Chappell, Ben Ream
Cons Camron Strong 2
Pens Strong 2
The Portland Rugby Club have entered a Men’s and Woman’s team in the 37th Annual Maggotfest in Missoula Montana which will be held the weekend of May 11th & 12th, 2013. The tournament will be a great way for the players to play rugby, tilt a few pints and have a blast as we wind down the 2012/13 15’s rugby season.
It was an unfortunate day for the Portland Pigs on Saturday, March 23rd. All three teams put up a good fight, but ended up defeated.
As for the women, the score doesn’t adequately reflect how well we rose to the challenge of playing the #2 DI team in the country. In the first half, our team had great intensity and excellent communication. The chemistry of the Pigs was clear as rookies stepped up to make key tackles and the forwards continuously rucked, scrummed, and punched through ORSU’s defensive line. Heidi Whitmans’s quick taps on penalties gave us momentum and allowed us to play most of the second half in the middle of the field. Despite the size differential and their ability to muscle through for tries, we are proud of the fact that our team never conceded and continuously stepped up to a higher level of play for all 80 minutes.
The Men’s D3 team played a solid game, losing only by 3. Cris Hall and Ian Williams scored a try each, while Camron Strong had a conversion. In the Men’s D2 team Mikey Hallam and George Huntzicker each score a try and Hallam added two conversion kicks to the score board. Several players left the field injured.
We are proud to announce this weekend the men’s side will be traveling to Las Vegas, Nevada to participate in the Las Vegas Invitational. This is a huge weekend of rugby in the US, hosting one of the stops on the 7′s World Series. There will be over 150 teams from all across the world participating in the Las Vegas Invitational. The Pigs team consists of a mixture of D2/3 player including Tim Boyd, Dan Bush, Josh Bush, Zeke Camusio, Justin Chappell, Les Davis, Tristan Dowrie, Travis Dunn, Tim Garcia, Miles Gardiner, Andrew Garrett, Tysen Gray, Mat Harris, George Huntzicker, Charles Izquierdo, Cody Izquierdo, Gordo Izqeierdo, Alex Johnson, Nick Osborn, Axel Navarre, Tom Noland, Ben Ream, Justin Stafford, Dan Simental, Jonah Simental, Ian Williams. Matches start Thursday, February 7th with the Pigs taking on the Sherborne Pilgrams at 2pm on Field 6. Friday, February 8th, the Pigs will be facing the Highway Men at 12pm on Field 5. Matches will be held at the Silver Bowl Sports Complex at the Sam Boyd Field. The address is: 6800 E Russell Rd Las Vegas, NV 89122.
The Portland Rugby Club is currently looking for interested rugby coaches to apply for both head and assistant coaching positions for the upcoming Fall season. Have them contact Andrea (firstname.lastname@example.org) before July 20th, 2012!
Portland Rugby Club – Men’s and Women’s Head and Assistant Coaches
The Portland Rugby Football Club (PRFC) was established in 1961 and is a member of USA Rugby and the Northwest Rugby Football Union. Our Men’s first side competes in Club Division II, the highest level available in the Portland area. We have recently won the Pacific Northwest Championship in 2009 and 2011. The second side competes in Pacific Northwest’s Men’s Club Division III. The Lady Pigs compete in the Pacific Northwest’s Women’s Club Division II, and frequently field second side matches. The club is looking for head and assistant coaches for both the men’s and women’s teams.
Qualifications, Experience and Skills:
Closing date for applications is 7/20/12. Contact Board Secretary Andrea Crosby for more information – email@example.com. Potential candidates will be invited to interview.
This past Sunday the Portland Men’s Rugby and Women’s Rugby teams voted unanimously to unify under the umbrella of the Portland Rugby Club. This is very exciting for the future of rugby in Portland, and marks a big step forward for both squads.
We will update shortly with the new officers elected and the new structure for the Club.
Interested in trying rugby for the first time? Have some questions?
“It’s the best sport in the world – the most amazing combination of speed, strength, endurance, and teamwork. All kinds of athletes are welcome, from the big and strong to the small and quick – as long as you’re willing to hit. If you’ve played football, soccer, lacrosse, or wrestled before, you’ll love rugby. But even if you’ve never played a sport before but want to take on a new physical challenge, rugby welcomes you. We get new players joining us every week, and our coaches and experienced players are happy to welcome you to the family. The rules are simple enough that you can be playing the game within a week or two of your first practice, but the game will also continue to challenge your skills for as many years as you give it. All you need to bring to your first practice is a mouthguard, shorts and a t-shirt you don’t mind getting dirty or ripped, and cleats. Ultimately you’ll want to invest in proper rugby boots, shorts, and a jersey, but that will come with time. Just be prepared to run until you puke, hit until you can’t stand, and dig deeper than you knew possible.”
-Mark Adams, Treasurer for Life, PRFC, 2011
How to Play Rugby by Rugby Sidestep Central
Rugby Positions at ESPNscrum.com
Rugby 101 on Youtube
We hope to see you out at one of our practices or games. Don’t be bashful — come introduce yourself! (Almost) all of us started in our late teens, early twenties or even thirties and we’re all excited and happy to answer questions for new players.
Jon Norman — Best DIII Forward
JC Guadiz — Best DIII Back
Paul Gardner — Most Improved DIII
Charles Izquierdo — DIII MVP
Tim Boyd — Best DII Forward
Zeke Camusio — Best DII Back
Tristan Dowrie — Most Improved DII
Zeke Camusio — DII MVP
Tysen Gray and Tristan Dowrie — TIED for Rookie of the Year
Steve Bernson — Club Man of the Year
As voted on by their peers. Congrats to all for a great season!