Hey boys we will be making a trip back down to Des Moines on the 28th to see who moves on. The game will be at 11 am again let’s get everyone to practice and to the game and have a full squad this time.
Iowa Falls Rugby opened their Autumn League competition with a strong victory over River City of Mason City. Seven minutes into the match Cesar Guevera broke River City’s defense for a try. This was followed six minutes later by a breakaway run by Chris Pruismann to give Iowa Falls a 14 – 0 lead. River City defenders then stiffened their play until Chris Pruismann scored again with four minutes remaining in the first half. Iowa Falls led 21 – 0. At restart of play River City continued to mount comeback efforts multiple times but were held out of the try zone by a determined Iowa Falls defense. Cesar Guevera again scored a try mid point in the second half, with two late scores by Justin Liekweg and Chris Pruismann. Justin Liekweg had four conversions for the match. Final tally for Iowa Falls Rugby was 38 – 0. A fine Team effort was bolstered by Ellsworth Community College players Brian Mercado, Steven Norman, and Landon Sanders. Iowa Falls Rugby next hosts Cedar Rapids at the local pitch at 1:00 PM October 7. Matches are free to the public
Mates: The Midwest Union has changed our match to a HOME match on Saturday 4-15-2017 at 1 PM. And our opponent is St. Cloud, Minnesota who we know well. In victory we would travel on the 22nd somewhere. Practices Tuesday and Thrusday at 6 PM. Come try out our new scrum sled; the birds have. It is great that we have the home match to help prepare our TEAM! It is exciting. For love of rugby. Francis
All Iowa Rugby Tournament Update
Update from the Iowa Rugby Union: Apologize for the lateness is getting this out. Some late changes caused many unnecessary headaches and re-iterations to get everyone their 3 matches and have daylight for social activities. Here is what we’re going to go with for All-Iowa this year. Winners of their colored pools will be considered their division winners, with another match after the HOF ceremonies. The Women’s pool is purple, for clarification.
Reminder that the captains meeting is at 730am. See you all there!
All Iowa Rugby Tournament….. Outside Iowa Teams Welcome!
IOWA FALLS RUGBY CLUB
As always free camping Friday and Saturday night
Free Showers and firewood…. And always a good time.
There is a limited number of teams we can get into a 1 day schedule for 15’s.
So get your entry in early.
$300 – Men’s 15s, Additional $50 for a 7s team in Sunday’s 7’s Play
$150 – Men’s 7s Team only
$300 – Women’s 15’s (last year we only had 4 teams)
If we had some interest in 7’s for Women we could consider it. Last year no interest.
Check payable to Iowa Falls Rugby Club
Mail to: Jim Gillespie
c/o Cam Spray
PO Box 726
Iowa Falls, IA 50126
Please call 1-800-648-5011 ext 1212 for info.
We will continue to update as soon as we have more information.
- Toys for Tots is July 9, 2016 in Des Moines
- The Duck’s 7s qualifier is July 16, 2016 in Iowa City
Let us host your event at our local pitches. Please click on the Contact the Club link to get more information.
Our first match is April 9th vs St. Cloud in St . Cloud. Regional Midwest Tourney April 30th site to be announced.
Midwest Championship May 7 and 8.
All IOWA May 7 and 8.
Match secretary working on tune-up matches in between those dates.
Practice 3 PM Sunday March 13.; Tuesday and Thursday thereafter.