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News, Sports, Santa Monica, Rugby

Santa Monica Rugby Club U18 Boys Finish No. 2 In Nation

Posted May. 23, 2014, 8:00 am

The Dolphins won the first two of their three matches in three days against the best teams in the country, but ultimately falling short in the championship match on May 17 against No. 1 seed Cathedral Royal Irish.

U18 Dolphin forwards arrive to support tackled teammate Nate Peterson (11) during Santa Monica's 21-15 victory over the San Diego Mustangs in Saturday's 2014 Southern California Youth Rugby Championship match held at Cal State Long Beach.

Sports, Santa Monica, Rugby

Santa Monica U18 Boys Crowned SoCal Rugby Champions

Posted May. 12, 2014, 9:37 am

Santa Monica Rugby Club’s U18 Boys defeated the San Diego Mustangs on Saturday at Cal State Long Beach, 21-15, in a tough and thrilling encounter.

Santa Monica Rugby Club's Lady 'Phins, moments after winning the Southern California Rugby Football Union's 2014 D1 Championship.

Sports, Santa Monica, Rugby

Santa Monica Women Win SoCal Rugby Championship

Posted May. 5, 2014, 8:52 am

The Santa Monica Rugby Club Women defeated both the San Diego Surfers and Tempe Women on Saturday, April 26 to claim the SoCal Rugby Football Union Division I title and berth to the the USA Rugby National Quarterfinals in Dallas, TX.

SMRC lock Ian Jost powers through the Back Bay defense enroute to the Dolphins' 29-5 victory over the Sharks.

Sports, Santa Monica, Rugby

Santa Monica U18 Boys Through To Southern California Rugby Final

Posted May. 5, 2014, 8:39 am

The Back Bay Sharks came to Santa Monica’s home field for the SCYR semifinal where the Dolphins proved victorious, 29-5. Santa Monica advances to the SCYR Championship where they face the San Diego Mustangs in a rematch of last season’s final.

The Beach Boks defeated the Santa Monica Dolphins 4-0 at the Santa Monica Beach Rugby Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 19.

News, Sports, Beach, Rugby

Santa Monica Open Beach Touch Rugby Tournament A Success

Posted Oct. 29, 2013, 9:18 am

The first annual Santa Monica Open Beach Touch Rugby Tournament presented by the Santa Monica Rugby Club on Oct. 19 was a huge success.

Dolphins flanker Karl Oger skies over the Young Aztecs in the SMRC U16 Boys' 16-15 Southern California Youth Rugby Championships at Cal State Fullerton Saturday afternoon.

Sports, Santa Monica, Rugby, Club Teams

Santa Monica Rugby Club Teams Head To State Championships

Posted May. 15, 2013, 6:07 pm

The U14 and the U16 Boys of the Santa Monica Rugby Club won their 2013 Southern California Youth Rugby championship matches at Cal State Fullerton Saturday afternoon and will play in the California State Cup in San Francisco Saturday, May 25. In the opening ten minutes of the U14 game between the SMRC and Santa Clarita, the Dolphins were pinned in their own half by the Tigers, but thunderous tackles from the Dolphins prevented the Tigers from scoring.

Santa Monica U14 wing Dylan James makes a break through the San Clemente defense during the Dolphins 41-25 win over the Gators at Webster Middle School Saturday afternoon.

Sports, Santa Monica, Rugby, Club Teams

Santa Monica Rugby Teams Head To So Cal Youth Rugby Championships

Posted May. 7, 2013, 3:22 pm

The U14, U16, and U18 Boys teams from the Santa Monica Rugby Club won their semi-final matches Saturday and with the sweep, the teams will advance to the Southern California Youth Rugby Championship to be held Saturday, May 11th, at Cal State University Fullerton. SMRC Director of Youth Rugby Kilian Kerwin said that he thought it was a great day for the Santa Monica rugby club. "It was a great day for our club," said Kerwin. "Three exciting victories for our youth teams and then a big win by our men's team in the first round of the National Championships."

Santa Monica fly-half Cormac Heaney (center left) passes the ball to center Zach Biren in the U16 Dolphins' 17-12 playoff victory over San Clemente at Shorecliffs Middle School in San Clemente Saturday morning.

Sports, Santa Monica, Rugby, Club Teams

Santa Monica Rugby Club Sends Youth Teams To So Cal Semi-Finals

Posted May. 1, 2013, 6:22 pm

All three Santa Monica Rugby Club (SMRC) boys teams won playoff matches to advance to the Southern California Youth Rugby Championship semi-finals round starting with the U18 SMRC team against Hawaiian Gardens starting at 10:45 a.m. at Webster Elementary Saturday afternoon. Head Youth Coach Kilian Kerwin of the U18 SMRC said that the predominant play of the boys and their advancement in the rugby playoffs was due to the hard work of the SMRC coaching staff. "Our superb youth coaching staff has prepared our boys well and it is not surprising that our upper division teams have all advanced through the playoffs," said Kerwin.

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