Match info for Sept. 10

Gentlemen,

We will be playing Metropolis DII and DIV on Saturday at the All-MN Tournament.

We have not yet received match times from the organizers; however, based on previous years times, DII will kick-off at 1:00pm and DIV will immediately follow around 2:30pm.

The address of the field is:  VFW Post 5518 Rugby Grounds, 7350 Quaday Ave NE, Elk River, MN 55330.

Make sure to put in the NE otherwise your GPS may send you to another location.  The parking lot will most likely be full by very early in the morning.  You can park in the back lot (grass lot) on the east side of the fields.  The entrance of the grass lot address is roughly 16167 72nd Street Northeast, Otsego, MN 55330.

Be there at 11:45am so you can figure out what field we are at.

Backs are on water duty this week.  Each back bring a case of water for team use.

If you have jerseys, bring them or if you will not be there, bring them to practice tonight.

Please update your availability so Coach can make rosters.

http://saintpaulrugby.com/members-area/practice-and-match-availability-2/

This will technically be Metropolis’ home match and they will most likely not be having a social.  Goose is planning a team social at the Deschutes Street Fest in the Warehouse District of Minneapolis.  Head there once we finish up our matches.  Here is the facebook event page with all of the details.

 

All times are tentative.  Once we receive official times from the tournament officials, we will notify you immediately.

Blood makes the grass grow,

Brian “Jesus” Cross

Fall Scheduling

Hi gentlemen,

The Midwest Union is in the process of setting up the schedule for next
fall and has asked if we have any special scheduling requests.

In the past we have asked for a bye weekend because of a player having a
wedding during the season (try to avoid that…weddings are cheaper in
winter anyways). Or another event that would pull a lot of guys away from a
game.

Feel free to submit any request directly to me (midboet@gmail.com)  and I will determine if it’s
fits the criteria.

Expect a similar schedule to last year. 8 games, home and away (so two real
travel games) starting in late August and running through late
October/early November.

I am sure they have already given everyone a bye weekend for the NZ v
Ireland game.

Updated Match info for May 14

Osh Kosh and the Bottom Feeders do not have enough people to field two sides.  We will be playing one match, with three thirty minute periods.  Kick-off is now at 1:00pm.  Please be there at 11:45am for field setup.  After setting up the field, get together in position groups (forwards/backs) and start walking through set pieces/plays.  That is what we  did up at Duluth.

Matches for May 14th/Pig Roast

Gentlemen,

We have two home matches this Saturday, May 14th.  First, the D2 will be playing against the St. Cloud Bottom Feeders at 12:00pm.  At 2:00pm, the D4 will be taking on the Osh Kosh Mighty Pigs.

Both matches will be at our home pitch in Maplewood.  (Afton Heights Park, Upper Afton Rd., Maplewood, MN 55119).

Please be at the field at 10:45m to help with field setup.  Please setup your gear on the north side of the field (baseball diamond side).

Backs please bring a case of water for the team to use.

This is Pig Roast weekend, so all hands on deck.  Please update your availability on the google doc.  If you cannot access/edit for whatever reason, please let Troy know your availability. (midboet@gmail.com)

http://saintpaulrugby.com/members-area/practice-and-match-availability-2/

After the matches we will be doing the Annual Pig Roast.  Below is the info for the event.

Join the St. Paul Jazz Pigs at the annual Saulala Mafi pig roast after the match
on Saturday May 14th. The event is hosted by our Old Boys in honor of
Saulala Mafi at the “Old Folks Home” at 764 Marshall Avenue, Saint Paul, MN
55104
Come celebrate the growth and advancement of your Jazz Pigs. And Win BIG
in the raffle and enjoy some food and adult beverages.
You can purchase your tickets for $15 from you favorite St. Paul Jazz Pig!!!
After the evening comes to a close at the Old Folks Home we will be heading
to a local watering hole!!!
Please feel free to invite any of your friends and family.

We have some good raffle items so far but if you have anything you want to donate please let Goose know and I can arrange to pick it up.

Jesus

 

Match: U of M-Duluth April 30th

Saturday, April 30th, we are traveling to Duluth, MN to take on U of M:Duluth College Men (3 time defending national champs).  Kick-off will be at 12:00pm.  Please be there kitted and ready to warm up by 11:00am.  Troy wants to run extra lines with the back-line.  If you are a kicker, please be there before 11:00am to warm up kicking.

The location of the match will be field 4 on the UMD campus,1064 University Drive, Duluth, MN

55812.

If you need a ride, contact someone the list.  Use the team directory on the website to get their info, if you do not have it.

http://saintpaulrugby.com/members-area/directory/

The weather Saturday is supposed to be sunny, but high in the mid 40s with wind up to 19mph.

Des Moines Matches on 4/23

This Saturday, April 23rd we are traveling down to Des Moines to take on Des Moines RFC.  They were in our league a few years ago, but we did better than them, so we got to stay in D2 and they went to D3.  Troy wants us to show them that we deserve to be in D2, so bring it!

The matches will be played at 120 39th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265.  D2 will kickoff at 1:00pm.  D4 to follow.

Please update your availability at http://saintpaulrugby.com/members-area/practice-and-match-availability-2/

I have added carpool information on the availability doc.  Coach Troy will be heading down and coming back Saturday if you need a ride. (midboet@gmail.com)

If you need a hotel for Friday and/or Saturday night and, have not yet done so, please tell Bones (fransentony@gmail.com) by tomorrow.

4/16 Social Attire

For the match this weekend we are going to have a theme of above the waist
formal. Please see the attached photo for an example of what this should
look like. If you don’t have something like this already just swing by a
goodwill and pick up a fancy 5 dollar suit coat or something similar. After
the metropolis social we will be heading to Sally’s housewarming party
which the whole team is invited to.facebook_1460728970129

4/16 Matches at Metropolis

Tomorrow we are taking on Metropolis’ D2 and D4 squads. The matches will be played at 800 Columbia Pkwy., Minneapolis, MN 55418.

D2 is at 1:00pm. D4 is at 3:00pm. Please be there by 12:00pm.

Forwards, please bring water for the team.

If you have the jerseys, please bring them.

Following the match, Sally is hosting a house warming party. The address is 2614 Lincoln St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418. The apparel for the social is above the waist formal.

Match 3/9 at Winona State

Gentlemen,

Saturday, April 9th we are traveling to Winona Minnesota to take on the Winona State University Men’s team.

Kick-off is at 12:00pm.  Please be at the field, kitted and ready to warm up by 11:00am.  Depending on numbers, a B-side match will follow.

The field is the same as previous years, the Winona South East Technical College – a GPS address is: 1250 Homer Rd, Winona, MN 55987.

Please update your availability at http://saintpaulrugby.com/members-area/practice-and-match-availability-2/

For carpooling purposes, I have added additional information on the travel doc. If you are planning on driving, please list your name, days going down and back (Fri evening/Sat evening), how many seats are available in your car, and current passengers you have.

Also, if you need a hotel for either Friday and/or Saturday night, please contact Bones ASAP.  (fransentony@gmail.com).

Jesus

bdcross@gmail.com
641-420-1185

Social: Mankato State Match Social

This Sunday is our first game/scrimmage which also means our first social of the year. We will be having the social at my house following the scrimmage against Mankato. Please try to clear your schedule to attend the social for at least a little bit. There will be free food and Beer I am still debating between tacos or bbq sandwiches. My address is 462 Laurel Ave. St. Paul, MN 55102. You will know you have arrived when you reach the ugliest house on the block. The street parking is free. If you have any lawn games please feel free to bring them as well as i only have testicle toss and croquet. Please let me know if you have any questions.