Men’s 15s practice this week is Tuesday and Thursday at 8PM in Neptune (Pop Warner Field at 2375 W Bangs Ave, Neptune, NJ 07753). Now we are in August it is time for the serious work to begin. New players are always welcome and existing players should bring a friend that wants to get back into a sport.
The full schedule for the Monmouth Sevens 2013 tournament can be found here. (Right-click to save a copy.) All Empire GU Series matches are to be played at Thompson Park, you can find directions below.
Men’s NRU Series / Qualifier
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The Monmouth Rugby Club would like to thank everyone who came out this past Saturday to celebrate another great year in our 39 year history. A little over three hundred people came out to enjoy the rugby matches and back to the club for our annual celebration.
The newly formed Monmouth Maulers started the day against neighboring rival, Christian Brothers Academy. The Monmouth U-19 program just finished their first season in the New Jersey SBRO by making the D2 playoffs, eventually losing to the eventual champion, Princeton AC. On Saturday, the Maulers fell to CBA by a score of 29-20, though showing vast improvement sinve their last meeting at Neptune, Meet Rugby.
The Monmouth Women payed the perremially ranked Village Lions, and with strong support from the many years of players, dominated the rugby match from start to finish.
The Mean Machine played their annual match against the D3 mens squad from Suffolk, defeating them in a hotly contested match, 27 to 24.
Monmouth Men took on long time rivals from Union RFC, in a barn burner which even saw referee Scott Reilly unable to finish. The final score ended up closer than many would have wanted, but the Men did prevail by a 55 to 50 count.
Back on to the Rover we went, and celebrated in typical Monmouth Rugby fashion with over 200 guests joining us for hours of fun and music. We saw the induction of the two newest members of the Monmouth Rugby Hall of Fame. Chris Kaldrovics gave the induction speech for the youngest member of the hall, Kevin Walsh. Paule Barford introduced Scott Constantine and managed to keep the mike for less than ten minutes. Not that the mike was plugged in anyway.
Once again, thanks to everyone who came out and supported the club, not only Saturday, but throughout the spring and fall rugby seasons as well. Monmouth Day 2013 will be the same time, Saturday before Memorial Day, and will look to be an epic 40th birthday party.
The men’s team’s season ended this past Saturday, falling to the Potomac Athletic Club in the National Round of 32. PAC Rugby is ranked #6 nationally and has perennially contended on the national rugby playoffs.
Our Monmouth boys held a lead late in the game, but the PAC forwards held enough girth to touch down twice in the last fifteen minutes to come out with a 31 to 25 victory. Though PAC held possession for over 60 minutes of match time, Monmouth felt a win was very close right up to the last whistle.
Potomac plays Mystic River this upcoming weekend, after Mystic barely edged out a win over Schuylkill River, 28 to 25. Monmouth wishes both teams the best of luck.
Monmouth looks to take on South Jersey at Thompson Park. Details to follow.
It is that time of year, again. Our Annual General Meeting is slated to start at 6:30 PM, this Friday, December 1st at the Wilde Rover. We will be reporting on the 2011 year as well as discussing future plans for 2012. There will also be Officer elections, so nominations are currently open. Everyone who paid dues in 2011 is allowed to vote and nominate. Those who will be unable to attend should assign their proxy by emailing Rob Morello or Kate Kelly.
Immediately following the meeting, we will hosting our first ever Holiday Scavenger Hunt, in and around Red Bank. All are welcome to join.
Fursther details and updates can be found on facebook.
You still have time to pay your dues online at our web store.
On the 12th of November, the mens side of the Monmouth RFC will be holding a fundraiser bar event at Clancy’s tavern in Neptune, NJ. All proceeds from the door will go directly to help the men on their trip to Boston to take on NERFU’s strongest, in representing the Met Union as their best side. A ten dollar donation at the door gets you:
- Free buffet
- $2.50 domestics
- $3 Import bottle
- $3.50 microbrews
- $4 shot and import drink specials