The Pigs took the field on Saturday against the young Duluth team ready for a big match. The weather started rainy, but by the time the whistle blew the sun was starting to come out. The Pigs started the match a little slow with the ball handling now quite there. However as the minutes progressed they showed their true form and really got the ball moving. Great work by the pack in controlling the ball and by the backs by getting the ball moving across the field. A great win for the Pigs side.
The Pigs traveled to Faribault expecting to help fill out the Faribault team in a match against Iowa Falls. When the Pigs arrived at the pitch they had brought nearly a full team. Faribault having less players than the Pigs changed gears and decided to fill out our side. The match was won by the Pigs 14-7. Click here for more details.
Practice starts Tuesday, March 30th at 6:15pm. Location has not changed from last year. It will be at Como Park on the Corner of Horton Avenue and Midway Parkway. Practice will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays through the end of the Spring Season. Go to Schedule – Directions for detailed directions to Como Park. Contact Grant Dietrich if you have any questions: 612-819-3531. See you at practice!
Due to the warm weather the location of the Buca Benefit tournament may change. Alternate location #1 are the softball fields at Hoffman Park. They are at the top of the hill at the same location. Alternate location #2 is where the tournament was held last year at Glen Park. This will be a game day decision. The site will be updated as more information is available.
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Saturday March 6th starting at 10am will be the annual Mike “Buca” Lundberg benefit winter rugby tournament. This is a great event to kick off the rugby season and at the same time raise money for a very worthy cause. The tournament and post tournament festivities will be hosted by Ben “Kramer” Hanson in beautiful River Falls, WI.
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On Saturday, January 30th, the Pigs will be marching in the 2010 Torch Light Parade. This will be held in Downtown Saint Paul to signify the closing of the Winter Carnival (Ask a St. Paul native for the full story). The club would like to extend the invitation to all that would like to march in the parade. If you plan on marching please contact Troy Midboe (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will be lining up on the corner of 7th Street East and Kittson. If you plan on marching please be there by 4:30pm.
On Saturday, January 30th the Saint Paul Rugby team had 25 Pigs and friends of Pigs march in the Torchlight Parade. The crowd was amazed by the teams scrumming abilities. Thanks to all who came out. Pictures for the event will be available shortly.
Here is Kramer’s offseason training program. Click to open the PDFs, or right click and save to your computer. A couple notes from Kramer:
The first PDF is the Training Program – there are a few introductory paragraphs to explain why the program is designed the way it is and to give some general pointers for those of you who don’t spend 2 hours a day in a gym.
The second PDF explains all of the exercises, most of them with videos. Please, please, please take a minute before each workout to make sure you know how to properly perform each exercise in that day’s workout.