This weekend Back Bay travel to two locations for their games.  This is a tough weekend with both teams going separately to battle in the league.

The Harp Inn is showing the 6 Nations rugby matches, so all players are encouraged to arrive early and watch Scotland vs Ireland at 6.25am, followed by the England vs France game.

 

The D3 team will leave The Harp Inn,130 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627at 8.30am to head to the Dead Rabbits.  Please park on the street, not in the Harp parking lot, as it will be busy during the day.

All players should have water and all necessary gear for the game.  No trainer is available this weekend so pack tape as required.

The Dead Rabbits game location for any players going direct; players must arrive and be ready by 11am:

Granite Hills High School 22900 Esaws rd. Apple valley 92307

followed by the after match at:

Tilted Kilt 12409 Mariposa Rd, Victorville, CA 92395

 

The D2 team will leave from the Harp Inn at 10.15am to head to Ventura.  Any players traveling direct should arrive at Ventura by noon:

Monte Vista Middle School, 888 Lantana St, Camarillo, CA 93010

The after match will be at:

Outlaws Grill and Saloon, 2167 Pickwick Dr, Camarillo, CA 93010

 

Back Bay preseason training begins on October 17, 2016 at 7pm at 1021 Baker St, Costa Mesa, CA.

Training will continue every Monday and Thursday at 7pm.

Arrive early to help setup and prepare for an early start and prepare for another great season.

It's that time of year again, when all of our memberships in USA Rugby lapse - including the membership of the club. The club has been re-submitted, but we are NOT a recognized club with USA Rugby until we have at least 15 individual members registered.

Unless you are new to the club, you all should have received several emails from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. this month, reminding you that your membership is about to expire. It has the link and also lists your username. It is the same process as last year, where you log in and pay your $75 for the year (they are sticking us with a $1.50 processing fee, so the total is $76.50). Here is the relevant content from the email:

Thank you for a great year. Did you know your USA Rugby membership is going to expire on August 31?

You can renew for the 2016-2017 USA Rugby competitive season, please return to www.usarugby.org and click on the red “Register/Login” button. On the next page click on “Login.” Your username is listed below. Your membership will be activated and listed as current on Tuesday September 1, 2016.

You will be registering as a "senior player" and on the club dropdown menu it's the first Back Bay Rugby listed (there are several). It will show our address as being in Costa Mesa. It's so simple even a rugby player can do it. I'm certain Kevin will lead by example and jump on this immediately, but we need the rest of you to step up and do this as well.

I won't keep bugging you about this - but know that if you don't get this done quickly, you risk Death by Zim.

 

Cheers,


Wes

Congratulations to our 2016 award winners:

  • MVP - Ben Reynolds
  • Players' Player - Andy Zimmerman
  • Flash Award - Bradley Davidson
  • Grassy Knoll Gang - Mike King
  • Best Forward - Andy Zimmerman
  • Best Back(s) - Mike Wendell & Elliot Freer
  • Most Improved - Nick Doolittle