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 2017 Fall Schedule

D2 D4
19-Aug @Metropolis @Metropolis
26-Aug @Green Bay BYE
2-Sep Banshees Banshees
9-Sep BYE BYE
16-Sep Blaze St. Cloud
23-Sep Wisconsin Mankato
30-Sep Metropolis Mayhem
7-Oct @Bremer BYE
14-Oct @Banshees Rochester
21-Oct BYE @Faribault
28-Oct BYE D4 Playoffs
4-Nov Playoffs  Playoffs
11-Nov Playoffs  Playoffs

 

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.

Summer 7’s Schedule

The St. Paul Pigs Wolfpack 7’s team will be fielding a side for the following tournaments:

Minnesota 7’s, Eagan, MN – June 10th

Madtown 7’s, Madison, WI, June 17th

Lake Front 7’s, Milwaukee, WI – July 1st

All are welcome to join us for 7’s practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 at Afton Heights Park in Maplewood.

For more information about summer Rugby, please contact Nick “Kroost” Bannon at nbannon001@gmail.com.

2017 Mike Lundberg Tournament Beneficiary Announced

This year the proceeds from the 14th annual Mike Lundberg tournament will go to Daniel Taylor aka “Try-Hard” from the SCSU Fighting Carp. Daniel came down with a viral infection in his throat that spread to his chest and is still undergoing treatment to restore function of his vocal cords while attending school. Please join us on March 4th in River Falls, WI to play some rugby and support Try-Hard!

See the flier below for details or check out our facebook event.

14th Annual Mike Lundberg Memorial Tournament

The St Paul Jazz Pigs Present:

14th Annual Mike Lundberg Memorial Tournament

WHEN: Saturday, March 4, 2017—10:00 am until ????

WHERE: Hoffman Park, 547 Hanson Drive, River Falls, WI

WHAT: All-Comers tournament. There is an entry fee of $30 per player. Names are drawn from a hat to determine the teams. The number of entrants will determine the format. (7s, 10s, 15s) There will be a post-tourney social with food and drinks for all participants. MEN AND WOMEN RUGGERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.

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.

We are required by USA Rugby to verify the CIPP of all tournament participants. Verification will take place Friday, March 3 at 2:00 pm. IF YOU ARE NOT CIPP REGISTERED AT THAT TIME, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PLAY. THERE ARE ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS.

Please RSVP to Ben Hanson at LHPROP1@hotmail.com by February, 17 so I can order shirts and food. Directions can be found at www.saintpaulrugby.com You can also RSVP and get the latest updates at https://www.facebook.com/events/1779958882326238/or follow us on twitter @stpaulrugby Entry fee is to be paid the morning of the tourney. 100% of the proceeds go to help a member of MN rugby in need. Donations are also greatly appreciated.

Fan Appreciation Day on Oct 8th

Fan Appreciation Day this year will be on October 8th, 2016 at Afton
Heights Park(2511 Upper Afton Road Saint Paul, MN 55119). We will have two matches that day against Metropolis with D2 playing at 1pm and D4 playing at 3pm. We will have free hot dogs, burgers, sides, and soda for the fans.

After the second match the Team will be heading to Half Time Rec to enjoy a few adult beverages. And for the kids we we will have a couple of people supervising them at the playground next to the pitch. I look forward to seeing everyone there to support the St. Paul Jazz Pigs.

If your kids or maybe you want to make some extra money and are old enough to watch the kids at the playground. Please let Goose know.

SPRFC Online Pre-Order Store

St. Paul Jazz Pigs PRE-ORDER online store:
The PRE-ORDER store will be open all week.  The store will close at 11:59pm, on Sunday, August 21st. Orders will be placed into production on Monday the 22nd to ensure we have shorts and socks in time for the Banshee’s match. SHORTS and SOCKS are mandatory for match day if you don’t already own them.
If you are an active player at training please select WILL-CALL. I will bring these orders out to practice with and matches with me.
If you are NOT actively at practice, please select shipping and your order will be sent directly to you.
If you have any questions, email Thor directly – rthoresen@rugbyathletic.com
If you are interested in purchasing a kitbag, please talk to Thor at training.