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2005 Ohio State Rugby

Discussion in 'Other OSU and Professional Sports' started by wadc45, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

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    Since I post so much on here, you are all going to have to suffer one small thread about this team. I am going to use one thread to post schedules, scores, match reports, etc. I am starting with the upcoming Spring season which includes the sweet 16 in Colorado Springs in April. This team appreciates any and all support it gets, and I know I can count on the folks at BP.​


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    The OSURFC opens up Spring play this Saturday with two games. The A side will be heading to the Indianapolis area to take on the Indianpolis Men's Club at 2:00 PM at the park on River Rd. in Carmel.​
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2005
  2. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Definitely keep us updated...
     
  3. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    Also, as I understand it from wadc, tOSU will be entering two teams in the Ohio Rugby Classic Tournament in Columbus April 23/24. Yes, that is the weekend of the spring game. I am coming up for the tailgate and game and to hopefully play some rugby on that Sunday. BPers and other Buckeyes in the area should come out and support tOSU Rugby. Come see the Buckeyes play the game they play in heaven.
     
  4. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    3/14/05

    The OSU A side defeated the Indy Men's team 16-5. The OSU B side lost to the Dayton A side 17-3. By all accounts, neither game was pretty to watch. But a victory for the A's against a decent men's team is always welcomed. While also studying for finals this week, the team will have a short week of practice before departing for California on Thursday for a mini-tour while on spring break. The next home game is April 2nd against TSUN. Contrary to recent results, this game against Michigan actually figures to be competitive. More to follow...
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2005
  5. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

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    David Fee...wing for the USA Eagles (the national team) and captain of the USA 7s team...these are a couple of pics from Rugby Magazine of the recently completed 2005 USA 7s Tournament. David has been helping out coaching the OSU backs when he is in town.
     
  6. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    3/16/05
    Here are the new national rankings...updated through 3/15.​


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    The festivities in California this weekend start on Saturday, as #4 Ohio State takes on the #18 Dartmouth Big Green. The other game will see the #1 Cal-Berkeley Golden Bears take on the Oregon Ducks (great excuse for the old school logo). The winners and losers will meet on Sunday. The team will stay in California through 3/24 on spring break while also practicing with Cal. It should be a great experience, training with the best team the country while preparing for the Sweet 16 in April. Then the team returns home for a solid week of practice leading up to the showdown with TSUN on 4/2.​

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  7. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    That sounds like a great week for the team. Assuming that it's tOSU/Cal in the final, can you get me a copy of the DVD?
     
  8. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    That's a pretty safe assumption...I will see what I can do to get an extra copy of the game film for you. That game could get ugly...
     
  9. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    How active is SASOL in sponsorships? They are a large South African firm that first mastered oil from coal. Expanding worldwide. Big rugby sponsors.
     
  10. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Right now they are the largest sponsor of the South African national team, the Springboks...

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    they also sponsor a motorsports and rally team...

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    and an aerobatics team...

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  11. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    I'd love to see us give them a solid match, though.
     
  12. Zeta16

    Zeta16 Banned

    Just a quick question for you. Do you think the Americans will ever complete well on the international stage? If not why so?
     
  13. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    I think the US will eventually be a competitive team on the international stage...if you look at where rugby in the US is today as opposed to where soccer was in the US around the same time after the sport's inception, we are actually a bit ahead of schedule comparatively. But until we begin to erase some of the stigmas attached to rugby and develop some better youth program in more that just a handful of states (like we have in Ohio), the sport is always going to be an afterthought.

    Obviously my internal clock has not adjusted to CA time yet because this is the second morning I am up at around 5 or 6 local time. The Buckeyes handed out a beatdown of epic proportions yesterday, crushing #18 Dartmouth 61-7. Today's matchup features #4 Ohio State versus #1 Cal-Berkeley.

    Here is a write-up on the Dartmouth win:

     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2005
  14. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    3/21/05

    The disparity in collegiate rugby was apparent again today. After putting out a lineup card on Saturday against Oregon that read something like Freshman, Freshman, Freshman, Freshman, Sophmore, Freshman, etc., #1 Cal-Berkeley played host to the #4 Buckeyes on Sunday with a lineup that featured their top 15. Sunday's lineup card read more like Senior, Senior, Senior, Junior, Senior, Senior, etc. Having played a game the day before, fitness and health were early factors as two key players for the Buckeyes were foced off with cramps and/or minor injuries. Cal came out like a bat out of hell and stunned OSU a bit. Once they got up early, they never looked back. Here is a write up of the game:

    Varsity Wins Cal Invitational

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    Wednesay 3/23 - #4 Ohio State vs. #10 St. Mary's (CA)
     
  15. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Just got some updated info on St. Mary's this morning. So far this Spring they have compiled an impressive record, with wins over Chico State, Arizona, #12 Sacramento State, Cal-Davis, Nevada, and Stanford. Their only losses so far have been to #1 Cal-Berkeley and #8 Army. This game should be another good measuring stick to see just how good we are at this point in the season. Right now, we aren't sure what to think after rolling over Dartmouth and then being on the other end of a lopsided score the next day. That's all from CA...

    Cheers!
     

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