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March 1, 2020
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KCRFC 36 - Little Rock 19
The Kansas City Rugby Football Club opened its spring campaign with a 36-19 victory over the Little Rock Stormers Saturday at City Park in Kansas City, Kan. KCRFC never trailed in the game, led 17-7 at halftime, scored five tries and emptied the bench with 20 minutes to play.
Wing Peyton Horton, the nephew of KCRFC alum Brad Boling, made his debut for the club. The talented rookie subbed in at wing near the 60th minute and made a try-saving tackle in his first-ever rugby match.
KCRFC exits the weekend 3-1-1 with 18 points on the league table and in third place in the Mid-America’s North Division behind the Wichita Barbarians (4-0-1, 21 points) and St. Louis Royal Ramblers (4-1, 20 points). By securing the bonus-point win Saturday, City retains control of its own destiny with three league matches to play.
March 21 at Oklahoma City (0-5 with three forfeits), April 11 at the St. Louis Royal Ramblers (Royals and Ramblers merged this season) and April 18 at home against the Wichita Barbarians. If the good guys secure bonus point wins in those three contests, they’ll face Little Rock again for the league championship match April 25. Little Rock is 3-1 in Mid-America play and firmly in first place in the South Division.
Among the highlights of the game was City’s dominant scrum, which earned a penalty try midway through the second half and provided and stellar attacking platform all afternoon.
Schedule - Spring 2020 Next Match is March 14th! City will take on the Omaha G.O.A.T.S. at 1:00p at City Park 240 City Park Dr, Kansas City, KS 66102. Additional Rugby! 9a KC Cougars Men High School, 11a KC Jazz Women's Rugby. VOLUNTEER NOW - HIT THE EMAIL BELOW - WE NEED MORE BODIES! We will be hosting the Heart of America Rugby Tournament (over 20 High School teams) the Weekend of March 28-29. We will need any and all volunteers to work gate, concession, touch judge, clock operators. This tournament has a lot to offer us as a fundraiser and a recruiting tool. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your commitment and time restrictions if you have them.
THIRD THURSDAY - 3/19/20 Come on out for a run 6:30p at City Park and get your training session in for the Old Boys match. After training we will go have a couple. Those that don't practice come on down at 7p and warm some seats up and have some beers ready for us! Location will be announced later!
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Old Boys Match - April 25 @ Des Moines Dust off the boots and join us for an Old Boys match in Des Moines, IA versus the Des Moines Old Boys. This will be for members that are 40 years of age and older. The beauty of Old Boys rugby is the open substitution format so you can get as many "breathers" as you need during the game. More information to come. Email email@example.com to commit. Committed (at least in spirit) Paul Scruggs (Tour Manager) Harry Kuan Bob Bell Brian Cichello Mark Dunning (Full Time Beagle) Geoff Bellmer Carl Cressey Rob Schreck Sean Pickett Shawn Brown Kevin Tilley Lee Walter Jaimie Musick Jon Page Mike Haase Cam Loechl Chris Knowles Tim Harrold Andy Dujakovich Phil Taggart
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