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OP Kicks Off First Game of Season; U19 Schedule Released

By Matt Schmidt, 01/16/17, 11:00AM MST

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Men Fall Short in Tough Road Match

The OP Lions took on Camelback on the road for the first match of the rugby season, falling just short 29-26 in a very hard fought contest. The men allowed two tries early in the game, but scored two back, taking the lead at halftime by two . Camelback again scored two tries in the second half to take the lead by eight. The Lions would come within three, and despite numerous opportunities, could not punch it in one more time for the win.

OP will play Camelback again at home on April 1. The men have Red Mountain this Saturday at home at 3pm.

It's Rugby Time!

It's an exciting time of year as the men, women and high school teams head into their regular seasons. All of the hard work the teams have put in this Fall is for this very moment. Mark your calendars! All home games will take place at Estevan Park.

Men's Regular Season Match Schedule

January 14:   @Camelback L 29-26
January 21:  Red Mountain        
January 28:  @Yuma
February 4: NAU
February 11:  Tucson
February 18: @Phoenix
Febrary 25:  @Scottsdale
March 18: Phoenix
March 24: Tucson Cup @ Kino Stadium
April 1: Camelback

Women's Regular Season Match Schedule

January 28: @ Ventura
February 4: @ Fullerton
February 11: Pasadena
February 25: @ San Fernando Valley
March 11: Tempe
March 18: San Luis Obispo
April 1: Santa Barbara
April 8: @ Las Vegas

High School

 1/21/2017 Red Mountain @ Old Pueblo -TBD 7:00 PM  1/27/2017 Old Pueblo @ Ahwatukee - HS Pecos Field #3 6:30 PM 2/4/2017 Arrowhead @ Old Pueblo - HS Estevan                2/11/2017 Salpointe @ Old Pueblo - HS TBD 7:00 PM    2/18/2017 Old Pueblo @ East Valley - HS TBD TBD              3/9/2017 Old Pueblo @ Blackbirds - HS TBD TBD Away  3/25/2017 Tempe @ Old Pueblo Estevan TBD                           4/1/2017 Old Pueblo @ Scottsdale - HS WSC #A 12:30 PM 4/8/2017 HS & U16 Semi Finals WSC TBD                               4/22/2017 HS & U16 Finals 

Engage

We are excited to announce the Engage committee is hard at work to plan a fundraiser and clinic for OPRFC's charity program. The fundraiser is tentatively scheduled for June 10 at the Temple of Music and Art. Money will be raised to fund this year's Engage clinic, and the plan is to expand Engage into a full blown youth program this Fall. Further details will be announced very soon. For more information about our charity, email mschmidt@kss-law.com or check it out.

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. Now is especially a good time to join us as we head into our season. 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.