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OPRFC Newsletter: OPRFC sends three squads to Flagstaff for solid showing

By Matt Schmidt, 10/03/16, 10:00AM MST


*Last Saturday the men's team and two squads from the women's team went up to Flagstaff for the Landshark's famous 10's tournament. The men went 1-1-1, beating Thunderbird 39-31, tying Peach Springs 17-17 and losing to Scottsdale 19-5. Both women's teams finished 2-1, a great showing of 5-3-1 overall.

*We are excited to host Big Brother's and Big Sisters of Tucson on October 22 and 23 for two days of clinics with their kids and mentors. OPRFC's new charity "Engage" is designed to provide more recreational opportunities for the local underprivileged youth. This year we have put together 100 athletic kits including bag, ball, water bottle and t-shirt for our kid participants. For more information, check it out.

*The Men's Fall Match Schedule

Sept. 24 @ Phoenix (Won: 7 tries to 6)
Oct. 1 Flagstaff 10's (1-1-1)
Oct. 15 Intersquad Scrimmage
October 21-22: Engage charity event with Big Brothers Big Sisters
November 19: Round Robin @ Estevan with Tucson and other teams TBD
December 10: Exhibition game in Bisbee

* Women's Fall Schedule

  • Oct. 1 - Flagstaff 10's (2-1, 2-1)
  • Oct. 22 - Friendly @ Las Vegas
  • Nov. 4 - Inter-squad scrimmage @ Estevan
  • Nov. 19 - Round robin with GCU and NAU @ Estevan
  • Dec. 3 - Arizona Rugby Festival @ Scottsdale

*We continue the stress 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.

*Practice has started and is going every Tuesday and Thursday at Rillito Park, the women going from 6-8pm and the men going from 7-9pm.

*We are always recruiting, whether you a man or woman,  new or old to the sport. Now is especially a good time to join us as we prepare for our upcoming season. If you have questions, please contact Matt Schmidt at or check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

*For more information about upcoming events, check out our calendar or join us on Facebook.