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December Newsletter

By Matt F Schmidt, 12/04/17, 1:15PM MST


All of our teams are now practicing every Tuesday and Thursday at Rillito Park (this Tuesday canceled due to Halloween):

High School Girls Thunder: 5:00-6:30pm

Women Lightning: 6:30-8:30pm

High School Boys Lions: 6:30-8:00pm

Men Lions:  7:00-9:00pm


OPRFC is hosting Rugby Sundays every third Sunday of the month at Rillito Park from 9:00-10:30. This will include instruction, drills and games for kids ages 6-18. 

We still need more support from current OPRFC members. For more information, contact Matt Schmidt at or check out our web page.

Old Pueblo Lightning

The women are having a percentage night fundraiser tomorrow at La Cocina. Stop by for lunch or dinner and 10% of the proceeds will go to support the Lightning!

The Lightning  won two games and tied a game at the Arizona Rugby Festival last weekend. Their regular season schedule  is all set:

Sat Jan 20 -

@ Fullerton

Sat Jan 27 -

San Fernando Valley


Sat Feb 10 -



Sat Feb 24 -

@ Pasadena

Sat Mar 10 -

@ Tempe

Sat Mar 17 -

San Luis Obispo


Sat Mar 24 -

Las Vegas Slots

Sat Apr 7 -

@ Santa Barbara


Check out the calendar for more or contact Alison Miller at 

Old Pueblo Lions

The men lost two and won one at the Arizona Rugby Festival last Saturday and will head to Bisbee this Saturday for the second annual Bisbee Cup against Scottsdale.  The squad also welcomes Justin and Chad from New Zealand.

The men's regular season  schedule is out:

Jan 13: @Las Vegas
Jan. 20: @Phoenix
Jan. 27: @ Camelback
Feb. 3: Bye
Feb. 10: Camelback
Feb. 17: Scottsdale
Feb. 24: @Tucson
Mar. 3: Bye (Vegas 7s)
Mar 10: Las Vegas
Ma. 17: Phoenix
March 24: Tucson Cup (hosting)
March 31: Bye
April 7: @Scottsdale 

For more information, contact Luis at 

High School Lions/Thunder

The brand new High School Thunder (girls) have started practice. You can reach Angela for more information at

The High School Lions (boys) have also started.  We are happy to announce our new head coach, Camden McGregor, who comes from Colorado with lots of coaching experience. You can contact him  at or Kyle Knutson at  for more information.


Don't forget to grab some OPRFC merch to kick off the season right. These make amazing holiday gifts!

Sponsor of the Month

Over the years, Schmidt, Sethi and Akmajian have provided the club with financial support needed to put out a solid rugby program that now provides rugby to men and women ages 6 and up. If anyone ever needs legal help, don't hesitate to call SSA for assistance.