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Spring Practice

Tuesdays and Thursdays
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Starting January 3, 2017

Rillito Regional Park
4205 N 1st Ave
Tucson, AZ 85718
Look for the field with the lights and the uprights


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Recent Lightning News

Recap: Lightning advances in playoffs

By OPRFC 04/25/2017, 5:15pm MST

Squeaks out a 23-22 win in the last minute of semi-final

Old Pueblo Lightning Women's Rugby faces off against Pasadena in San Diego on Saturday, April 29th to determine who will represent the Southern California Rugby Football Union at the USA Rugby Regional Competition in May. Click here for event details.

Click here to read the full game recap featured in the Tucson Sentinel.

Newsletter: Regular Seasons Wrapping Up

By Matt Schmidt 04/03/2017, 10:45am MST

Lions Wrap Up Season

The men finished their season with a win, beating Camelback 32-17. The men's squad vastly improved this year, beating Yuma and Camelback. They came within  about three plays of winning three additional matches (losing those games by an average of only 5 points), and the scores of both their losses to the Magpies does not reflect how close those matches were for the majority of the game. The Lions improved their average point differential from roughly 30 points a game to only 5.   

The men will be participating in 7s this summer. Details soon.

Lightning Wrapping Up Regular Season, Then On To Playoffs!

The Lightning play their final regular season match this Saturday @ Las Vegas, and it's a big one. Both teams are tied in 1st place with home field advantage  scenarios on the line for playoffs. Playoffs will begin for the ladies on April 22.
April 8: @ Las Vegas

Engage

Win a chance at several fantastic prizes (now valued over $3,000) this June 10 at All in for Kids: Engage Fundraiser at the Temple of Music and Arts featuring poker tournament, silent auction, raffle, food pairings from Simplicit with beverages from Dragoon Brewing Co.The Independent Distillery and Whiskey Del Bac by Hamilton Distillers, as well as merchandise from The Underestimated City. Proudly sponsored by Kinerk Schmidt & Sethi, PLLCThe Volpe Team at Nova Home Loans, Design Modulars Inc., CAID Industries and the Law Offices of Maggie Higgins Schmidt.

Engage is officially supported by USA Rugby and has teamed up with both Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson and the Boys and Girls Club of Tucson.

For more information about Engage or how you can show more support, contact Matt Schmidt or check out the website here.

Merchandise

You can check out all of our merchandise here. OPRFC is currently in talks with The Underestimated City to role out some new merchandise with them. Details soon!

Other Stuff

*We are always recruiting, whether you a man or woman,  new or old to the sport. We also always have something going on, so it's never too late to join. If you have questions, please contact Matt Schmidt at mschmidt@kss-law.com or check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

*For more information about upcoming events, including matches, training, workout sessions, practices, socials, community involvement and much more, check out our calendar or join us on Facebook.

Newsletter: Men back home after a month away

By Matt F Schmidt 03/13/2017, 10:30am MST

OPRFC at home this Saturday

It will be a full day of rugby this Saturday at Estevan Park as the OPRFC Lightning take on SLO at noon and the Lions take on Phoenix at 2pm. The Lions finally return home after two road games and two weeks off. Come out, buy some merchandise, support our club and get in a full dosage of rugby!

Lions

March 18: Phoenix
March 24: Tucson Cup @ Kino Stadium
April 1: Camelback

Lightning

March 18: San Luis Obispo
April 1: Santa Barbara
April 8: @ Las Vegas

HS Lions

3/25/2017 Tempe @ Old Pueblo Estevan TBD                        

4/1/2017 Old Pueblo @ Scottsdale - HS WSC #A 12:30 P

4/8/2017 HS & U16 Semi Finals WSC TBD                              

4/22/2017 HS & U16 Finals 

Tucson Cup

This year's Tucson Cup will be under the lights at Kino Stadium. An Old Boy/Alumni/B-side match will take place at 5pm, and the Tucson Cup will kickoff at 7pm. 

Engage

Win a chance at several fantastic prizes this June 10 at All in for Kids: Engage Fundraiser at the Temple of Music and Arts featuring poker tournament, silent auction, raffle, food pairings from Simplicit with beverages from Dragoon Brewing Co.The Independent Distillery and Whiskey Del Bac by Hamilton Distillers, as well as merchandise from The Underestimated City. Proudly sponsored by Kinerk Schmidt & Sethi, PLLCThe Volpe Team at Nova Home Loans and Design Modulars Inc.

Engage is officially supported by USA Rugby.

For more information about Engage or how you can show more support, contact Matt Schmidt or check out the website here.

Merchandise

Our new shirts are in and they are awesome, so get them while they last.  You can check out all of our merchandise here. 

Other Stuff

*We continue to stress the importance of registering with OPRFC to become a member of our club. Registration allows us to get critical contact, medical and other information from you. For alumni, registration allows us to keep track of what you are up to so we can send you business and other perks.

*We are always recruiting, whether you a man or woman,  new or old to the sport. We also always have something going on, so it's never too late to join. If you have questions, please contact Matt Schmidt at mschmidt@kss-law.com or check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

*For more information about upcoming events, including matches, training, workout sessions, practices, socials, community involvement and much more, check out our calendar or join us on Facebook.

Contact us for ways to support women's rugby in Tucson!

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Social Sponsor

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