17th Annual Mike “Buca” Lundberg Tournament

In 2004, the Mike Lundberg Memorial Tournament started as a fun opportunity to play winter rugby for men and women of all skill levels while donating 100% of the proceeds to help defray the costs of Mike’s treatments. Sadly, Mike lost his long battle with Leukemia in 2008. At the request of his family, we have continued the tournament to celebrate his life and help a member of the Minnesota rugby community in need. 

The tournament will be held at Hoffman Park in River Falls, WI on Saturday, March 7th, 2020. Registration begins at 9:30 and the cost is $35 per person. This includes a tournament T-shirt and food and beer at the social after the tournament. Please RSVP by February 17th via our Facebook event or by emailing Ben Hanson at lhprop1@hotmail.com.

 

Buca 2020 Flyer

 

2019 Annual Saulala Mafi Pig Roast

Join us after our match on Saturday, May 11th for the 2019 Pig Roast! As usual there will be pulled pork, beer and a raffle! Also, new this year you can purchase your tickets online via our website. See the attached link on this event for tickets.
 
We are looking for raffle items! If you would like to donate something for the raffle please email Wyatt McMullen (wyatt.mac555@gmail.com).
 
Kickoff for the match vs. Eastside Banshees will be at 1pm at our home pitch at Afton Heights Park.
The schedule is as follows:
Pigs vs. Eastside Banshees – 1pm kickoff @ Afton Heights Park
Pig Roast – 3:30pm @ Crumbs of Love Retirement home (764 Marshall Ave. St. Paul, MN)
Tickets are $15.00, buy them from your favorite pig or fill out the form on our event page.

Fall 2018 Schedule

Fall 2018

August 11th Friendly vs. Mayhem @ Irish Fair
August 18th @ Mankato
August 25th Bye
September 1st Bye
September 8th vs. Mankato (At All-MN in Otsego)
September 15th Home vs. St. Cloud
September 22nd @ Rochester
September 29th Bye
October 6th Home vs. Rochester
October 13th @ Eastside Banshees
October 20th Home vs. Eastside Banshees
October 27th @ St. Cloud
November 10th Playoffs TBD

The match at All-MN vs. Mankato will be held at the VFW Fields on Otsego, MN.

Home matches will be held at our pitch at Afton Heights Park in Maplewood and Typically start around noon. Actual start times will be announced the week before the match.

Pigs Spring 2018 Schedule

Mark your calendars, the Pigs spring schedule is here!

April 7 – Home vs Saint Thomas, 1 pm
April 14 – @ Bremer County, Waverly, 1 pm
April 21 – @ All-Saints Tourney, Saint Cloud
April 28 – Home vs Saint Cloud, 1 pm
May 12 – @ Banshees, Eagan, 1 pm
May 19 – Home vs NE Iowa, 1 pm (Pig Roast)

Home matches are played at our pitch at Afton Heights Park in Maplewood.

The Saint Paul Pigs International Tour 2017

The pigs are joining forces with our friends from the St. Cloud Bottom Feeders for our international tour to Wales this year. The team leaves on Thursday, November 16th to embark on their journey across the pond. Starting first in Dublin, Ireland and taking a Ferry over to Holyhead, Wales and then down the eastern side of the country; the Pigs will play three matches along the way. Here’s a summary of our itinerary:

Thursday, November 16th

7:40PM – Depart Minneapolis (Delta #162)

Friday, November 17th

10:50AM – Arrive in Amsterdam

12pm – Depart Amsterdam (KLM #635)

12:40pm – Arrive in Dublin

Arlington Hotel
23-25 Bachelors Walk
O’Connell Bridge
Dublin, 1, Ireland
+353 1 804 9100
Email info@arlington.ie

Saturday, November 18th

2:30pm – Depart from Dublin Port aboard the Dublin Swift

4:30pm – Arrive in Holyhead, Wales

Travelodge Bangor (Two Nights)
Llys-y- gwynt, A5,
Bangor LL57 4BG, UK
Tel + 44 871 984 6061

Sunday, November 19th

2:30pm – Match with Bethesda RFC

Monday, November 20th

12pm – Travel to Aberystwyth
Starling Cloud Inn (Two Nights)
Boulevard St Brieuc
Aberystwyth, Wales
Tel + 44 1970 623743
Email starlingcloud.aberystwth@marstons.co.uk

Tuesday, November 21st

7:30pm – Match with Aberystwyth RFC

Wednesday, November 22nd

1pm – Travel to Cardiff

The Royal Hotel (Four Nights)
88 St Mary St
Cardiff, Wales
Tel +44 2920 550 750

Thursday, November 23rd

7pm – Match with Bedlinog RFC

Saturday, November 25th

5:15pm – Attend Wales vs. New Zealand match at Principality Stadium

Sunday, November 26th

12:55pm – Depart London Heathrow (Delta #11)

4:10pm – Arrive in Minneapolis

 

We’d like to thank Bethesda, Aberystwyth and Bedlinog RFC’s for hosting us and we’re looking forward to expanding our rugby skills and knowledge via international play and helping grow the game of rugby in the United States.

September 30th – Fan Appreciation Day

The pigs are holding fan appreciation day on September 30th during our home match vs. Metropolis and the Mayhem. There will be a bounce-house, baby sitters to watch the little ones, food provided for our fans and a raffle.
Here’s the schedule:

12pm – DII Kickoff vs. Metropolis
2pm – DIV Kickoff vs. Mayhem

Our home pitch is located at Afton Heights Park

You can RSVP via our Facebook event
We hope to see you there!

Pigs vs. Duluth 4/30/16 – Match Report

The pigs traveled north last weekend to take on 3 time defending D2 college national champions University of Minnesota – Duluth. In typical Duluth fashion it was very windy which affected each teams attack. The first half the pigs went up 20-10 with the wind at their backs. The first points of the match were scored by the pigs on a penalty via a kick to bring the score to 3-0. Duluth answered with a try and the Pigs answered back with three tries and two points from a kick. Duluth scored a final try to finish off the half. The second half started with the wind at the Pigs’ face and Duluth was able to bring the score up to 20-20. Rest rest of the second half was largely a stalemate with one more try scored by the Pigs and immediately answered by Duluth tying the score up again at 25-25. Because this was a friendly a third half was played and new bodies were shuffled in. In the final minute of the third half the Pigs made a very long drive to score. The kick was made and the score increased to 32-25 as the whistle blew for full time. It was a very exciting match to watch and we look forward to future friendlies with Duluth. The Pigs’ next match will be May 14th details will be released soon. Also make sure to find your favorite Jazz Pig and get your ticket to the annual Saulala Mafi Pig Roast which will follow our home matches on the 14th! There will be beer, food and a raffle.