The St. Paul Jazz Pigs 15 Fall League starts tomorrow. We are starting practice. We will be practicing Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Afton Heights Park (Upper Afton Rd, Maplewood, MN 55119).
All are welcome to join our practices.
The Fall League schedule is currently still being finalized. It will be released soon.
The Pigs are hosting their 3rd annual golf tournament at Phalen Golf Course,1615 Phalen Drive, St. Paul MN 55106 on Friday, August 5th, 2016.
The tournament will be 4 Person Scramble Style Play with a Shotgun Start at 1:30 PM. Check-in by 1:00 PM
For $100, a player will get to play 18 holes of golf, use of a golf cart, range balls, potential to win prizes/contest holes, dinner, and a free keg of beer at Half Time Rec afterwards.
Prizes will be given out for the following categories:
1st place team receives $100/person
2nd place team receives 1 voucher for a free round of golf for 4 at Phalen Golf Course
Contest Holes & Additional Cheating Tactics
Men & Women’s Big Hitter Award (AKA Longest Drive), Longest Putt, Closest To The Pin, Double Your Money, Mulligans, String For Putting, etc.
Dinner will be served approximately at 6:00 PM and Includes:
Prime Rib of Beef
Caesar or House Salad
Vegetable Du Jour
Assorted Brownies and Cookies
Coca Cola Products
Deadline to Register is July 25th (or until filled). Attached is the registration form.
All proceeds will go to the St. Paul RFC.
Hole Sponsorships are available.
PigZilla Sponsor – $600
Includes an advertising sign on a hole, four golf packages, and the option for a representative at a hole to do an elevator pitch to every group
Pig Sponsor – $300
Includes advertising sign on a hole and two golf packages
Piglet Sponsor – $100
Includes an advertising sign on a holeHole Sponsors: Please provide what you want to appear on the hole-sponsor sign.
For questions please call or email
Joshua Pauly at 952-239-2745 or email@example.com.
There will be only one match Saturday, May 14th against a merged team of St. Cloud and Osh Kosh.
Kick-off is for 1:00pm.
This Saturday, May 14th, the St. Paul Jazz Pigs will be hosting two matches. 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).
After the matches, 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
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.
Summer 7’s rugby practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Afton Heights Park in Maplewood. Tuesday practices are form 6:30pm-8:30pm. Thursday practices are from 6:30pm-8:15pm. Practices will start on Tuesday, May 24th.
The Jazz Pigs are affiliated with the Woodbury Wolfpack, a 7s qualifier team out of Woodbury, MN. The Jazz Pigs and the Wolfpack have a competitive 7s qualifier team and a competitive social team.
All individuals are welcomed to come practice and play with the Jazz Pigs and Wolfpack.
The Pigs will be entering in the following tournaments:
June 18– Madtown 7s, Cottage Grove, WI
June 25– MN 7s, Eagan, MN
July 9– Lakefront 7s, Milwaukee, WI
July 16– Ducks 7s, Iowa City, IA
July 30– Midwest Championships, Chicago, IL
More tournaments may be added.
For more information about summer Rugby, please contact Nick “Kroost” Bannon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Close games by both sides on Saturday paired with some beautiful weather made for a great day of rugby. The first match of the day was with the D2 side. The pigs struggled to find their stride early on, ending the first half with a 24 point deficit. However they not only closed that gap in the second half, but were up by 7 points with 10 minutes left in the match thanks to a solid defensive effort, crisp back line play and three tries by man of the match Jole Miller. Metropolis was able to score two times in the second half bringing the score to 38-34. The Pigs made one last offensive push as time ran out and the game unfortunately came to a close as the result of a penalty while within Metro’s 22. Overall a great second half effort by the Pigs.
The D4 team took the field afterwards for another 80 minutes of rugby. Lots of new players got reps in and the Bombers came out on top with a score of 36-29.
We’ll keep this momentum moving forward as the Pigs travel to Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday, April 23rd to take on Des Moines RFC.
Practice this week 4/5 and 4/7
Practice will be at Como Park
*Address:* 1199 Midway Pkwy, St Paul, MN 55103
*Time:* 6:15pm – 8:15pm (depending on light)
Be ready and booted up at 6:15pm
Wear warm clothes
Rugby, rugby, rugby
Outdoor Practice Schedule:
4/5, 6:15-8:15pm, Afton Heights Park or Como park, depending on field conditions. Check Facebook
for location closer to the date.
4/7, 6:15pm-8:15pm, Afton Heights Park or Como park, depending on field conditions. Check Facebook
for location closer to the date.
Spring indoor practice schedule has been announced. Any and all are welcome to join us at our practices.
3/22, 6:30-8:30pm, Hope Church, 7910 15th Street North, Oakdale, MN 55128
3/24, 6:30-8:30pm, Hope Church, 7910 15th Street North, Oakdale, MN 55128
3/29, 8:30-10:30pm, Bielenberg Field House, 4125 Radio Dr, Woodbury, MN 55129
3/31, 8:30-10:30pm, Bielenberg Field House, 4125 Radio Dr, Woodbury, MN 55129
4/3, Noon-2pm, Bielenberg Field House, 4125 Radio Dr, Woodbury, MN 55129
March 5 @ 10:00 am – March 6 @ 12:00 am
Registration: $30 (at the event)
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.
This year’s beneficiary is Kevin Ash. Kevin is a member of the Faribault Rugby Club who suffered a traumatic brain injury during a match two years ago. Since the injury, he has required around the clock care and still struggles with the most basic of daily tasks.
We are required by USA Rugby to verify the CIPP of all tournament participants. Verification will take place Friday, March 4 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.
Registration begins at 10:00am with matches starting at 11:00am. All matches will be held at Hoffman Park, River Falls, WI. (547 Hanson Dr, River Falls, WI 54022).
The post tournament social will be at the Lazy River Bar in River falls (115 W Walnut St, River Falls, WI 54022).
Please RSVP to Ben Hanson at LHPROP1@hotmail.com by February, 20 so I can order shirts and food. You can also RSVP and get the latest updates at https://www.facebook.com/events/1671675716436318/ 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.