Come play Rugby - East Bay/SF Rugby

Posted Sat, Sep 5 by Jeremy from Oakland, CA in Teams and Groups / 2 replies

  • Come out play one of the worlds best, and most popular sports with a great bunch of guys. Berkeley RFC are coming off another great season, with a winning record and a trip to playoffs for the third straight season. We are looking for some more bodies to join the team as we build towards the next season. We are a Mens Div III rugby team that enjoys good rugby, and above all, good camaraderie. We are one of the best organized and best coached teams around. With great depth of numbers, we cater to players of all levels of experience - from rookies to veteran war horses. We also offer the best training facilities in the bay area, training on the just-opened, state of the art all-weather Gilman fields, just off the 80. All interested guys from the SF East bay are invited to check the team out. We range in ages from 19-45, from 150 - 320 llbs, and in experience from total beginners to 20-year rugby year veterans and national-level players. Many of our team are foreigners, or guys getting back into rugby after years of semi-retirement. We play serious matches, B side matches, and social matches. We welcome anyone to check it out, whether you want to play rugby 24-7, or if you just want to come out for a run with us as time permits. We have a full B side which plays after the A side games, and which is ideal for less experienced guys, and guys who want to be part-time members of the club and get a few games in over the season. Experienced players are always welcome, and this is the perfect time for rookie players to join in. Summer touch: Currently Tuesday & Thursday 7pm at Lowell Park in Oakland. From Monday August 24th, It will change to every Monday, 7pm at Gilman field. Touch will evolve into training September/October. In December we also train on Thursday 7pm, as we build up towards competitive play in January. Contact the club or check the website for training field location information. Since we formed in Feb 2004, we have embarked on five great team tours [MBA world champs -Duke (made semis), Mexico city 10s (made semis), Thunderbird, AZ (beaten finalists) and Maggotfest, Montana (twice)], and have completed four seasons in the Nor-Cal Men's Div III league. Please get in touch if you are interested, or would like to learn more. For full details, check out our website at Also, check out our latest site Flyer: During Winter we train in the East Bay, play matches on Treasure Island, and our sponsor pubs are the Missouri Lounge (Berkeley), Tiki Toms (Alameda) and the Kezar (San Francisco). During the main season we only train once a week, with an optional extra session for guys looking for extra fitness and skills work. Rugby experience, youth, beauty, fitness or wisdom are not required - and if you have at least one of these, you should do fine!
  • ana replied Wed, Feb 24

  • LaShante replied Tue, Jun 15

    Hey guys! I'd love to play, I live in Berkeley. Can women train with you? I'll also pass the word on to an Old Blue I train with as well
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