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Monmouth women reach the finals at Ruggerfest

The Monmouth women travelled down to Washington DC this weekend to play in the 31st Ruggerfest tournament, hosted by the Washington D.C. Furies.
Monmouth won their first two matches convincingly by a score of 19 to 5 and their second 27 to 10. They fell in the tournament finals to the Ol’ Girls
The women are off this week before travelling to play Harrisburg next weekend.

AGM 2011 is set for Friday

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.

Help Monmouth’s women by donating

Monmouth RFC’s women are proud to host the Met Union Division 2 playoffs at Thompson Park this weekend. If the women are victorious, which we all hope they will be, they will make the national playoffs which is an expensive endeavor. The women are kindly asking for any donation to assist in travel and board expenses.

Please note that we are now using WePay as our payment processing vendor. As always, Monmouth Rugby Football Club is a 501(c)(3), non-profit conmpany, so all donations are tax-deductible. Any questions, please contact Colin.


Donate to Women Fall ’11 Playoffs

T-shirts for sale

Monmouth Rugby t-shirts are for sale. We are selling shirts for $15 apiece and if you want them shipped, it is an extra $6. Otherwise, okease work out some time to meet with Rob, at rob@monmouthrugbyclub.com. They are the traditional gray heather shirt, with navy Monmouth Rugby lettering on the front. With the playoffs approaching you do not want to be without support.

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Women clinch & Men look to do the same

The men and women both took steps in making their preseason goals a reality this past weekend, which had the Men facing off versus in-state rival Morris RFC and the women taking on Suffolk Bullmoose.

The women travelled to Suffolk and handed them a 85 to 0 drubbing which clinched the division for the Renegades, a third year running. With the short competitive season the women in the Met Union’s second division, this serves as just the next step in making the sweet 16 which has avoided the women for the past few years. The women do not play again until the last weekend in October, the 29th and 30th, where they will be hosting the Met Union Division 2 playoffs on their home pitch of Thompson Park. Captain Liz Hussey has given the girls a week to mend and rest but training kicks back up next week, normal schedule.

The Men travelled to Morris to play the still winless Morris Lions after suffering a disappointing loss to the White Plains RFC the previous week. Monmouth came out hard and scored early, followed by a penalty and met with a Morris try, leaving it at 8-7 until twenty minutes remained in the first half. The men spent the next twenty minutes putting down an additional five tries in order to take a 37 to 14 lead into half.

The second half played out much like the end of the first half with the MRFC backline retaining possession and scoring off wide plays around the Morris backline which couldn’t keep up. Though there was a noticed advantage at the front row by Morris, Monmouth was able to keep through it and some pressured kicking attacks. Though Morris did score again, Monmouth put another twenty-six points down to finish a 63 to 14 win.

The New York RFC comes down to Thompson Park this weekend in order to see who lays where at the top of the Division 1 standings. currently, Monmouth sits ahead of New York thanks to bonus points, even though the NY side has yet to lose. A victory will all but sure up first place and a round one bye in the NRU playoffs. A loss this weekend, with an impending match against Old Blue next, could end up with White Plains sneaking into the playoffs despite a very promising start for the Monmouth men.

Come join us this weekend to cheer the men on, 1PM kickoff with a second side match to follow.

Men and Women start their season with victories


Both the men and women sides of the Monmouth Rugby Club have enjoyed healthy victories in their first two matches of the season.

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On the 17th of September, the women took on their instate rival, the Morris Women Rugby club at Thompson Park. They were ble to jump out to an early lead, and though Morris kept pushing and fighting, the home Renegades were able to stave off a late burst of points and late-game ball control, walking away with a 26 o 10 victory.

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Try scorers were Kate Kelly, Colleen Erickson and Jennifer Jones.

On the same day, the mens side took the field against their new division 1 rival, the Village Lions, who made it to the National D2 Final Four this year. Monmouth men had lost to the Lions in the spring Four Leaf’s tournament at Randall’s Island, but came out swinging and were able to throw three tries down within the first twenty minutes, while retaining possession of the ball for the better part of the first half. Some choppy play led to a bin and the allowance of two quick scores by the Lions, after Monmouth had put a few more tries down to seal the bonus point. Match ended with the Monmouth RFC 34 to 6 victors.

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Try scorers were James Barlow, Joe Lucarelli, Eric Daneman and Evan Fitzgerald.

On the 24th of September, both Monmouth RFC sides needed to travel, with the women heading to Hudson Valley and the en heading to the Division 1 champs of 2010, Long Island RFC.

The women abounded on a huge 72 to 0 victory over the HV home club in what was not a hotly contested match. Both sides were valiant and nothing got out of hand, as the Renegades compliment the way Hudson Valley’s WRFC kept hitting and fighting to the end.[singlepic id=160 w=320 h=240 float=right]

The men took on a much changed Long Island club which jumped out to a 12 to 10 halftime lead, abound to some bounces and aggressive play from the much bigger pack. Monouth RFC’s men were able to capitalize on some great speed around the backs and turned tight play calling into a wave of converted scores and a penalty. The match ended, Monmouth RFC the victor, 36 to 5, putting them in sole position of first place in the division after two weeks of bonus point victories.

Try scorers were Eric Daneman, Rob Morello, Kevin Kustelski, Michael Byrnes and Evan Fitzgerald.

Men play White Plains RFC at home this weekend and the women travel to Brooklyn.

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Golf Outing

The Victoria Knight MacBeth Golf Outing is in its sixth year. The Monmouth Rugby Club is proud to host this Columbus Day tradition to help raise money to support the Vicki Knight MacBeth scholarship fund, which serves to offer for area, college-aged, students who are in need of financial help and hold the values and ethics we as the Monmouth Rugby Club hold true and dear. This is the final year the golf outing will be held at Bamm Hollow Country Club in Lincroft, NJ, so if you have never had a chance to play at this members-only course, this may be the last opportunity. There is no donation too small, or participation taken for granted.

Buy Tickets for Golf Outing

To sponsor the tournament, please select one of the following options. If you would like to donate a specified amount, please email colin@monmouthrugbyclub.com

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