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PLrugby2.jpg The Point Loma Rugby Club is designed to provide fellowship for all who enjoy the competitive game of rugby. Rugby is a sport that incorporates a mixture of  football, hockey, and soccer. As a Christian organization, we choose to enjoy rugby and spread the word of God simultaneously. Games are played against  other college club teams in both the fall and spring semesters. Our events off the rugby field range include bonfires, BBQs, and fun on the beach with some  touch rugby. Our recruiting efforts aim not just to recruit players and volunteers, but to give all an opportunity to get connected into the PLNU community. Our  female club branch plays with the team during touch rugby on the beach, and participates in community service events, fundraising, and fellowship.

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 Rugby at PLNU: Currently the club is one of the top clubs on the West Coast. As a member of NSCRO (National Small College Rugby Organization) the club  qualified for the 2015 West Coast Challenge Cup in Bend, Oregon. PLNU Rugby competes in the Gold Coast Conference against other Southern California  universities and runs a 7s program that competes in large regional tournaments.  Players represent students from all majors. In addition to being honored as National Scholar Athletes, rugby players have went on to be successful pastors, biologist, business men, and more.  Rugby alumni remain active as part of the Rugby Associates and face the club in an annual 7s tournament that coincides with Homecoming weekend. The friendships you build through Rugby will last a lifetime. 

To join, please fill out our Interest Form.


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Coach- Carlos Guerrero        

Email: cjguerrero1@juno.com

Phone: 619-871-5924

Club President, Kevin Piscopo

Email: kpiscopo7145@pointloma.edu

Phone: 714-907-7145  

2015 Results 7W-2L

NSCRO Gold Coast Conference

01/24 - Fullerton College W 17-10

01/31 - Pierce College W 73-7

02/07 - Biola W 93-5

02/21 - *Armada W 60-7

02/28 - Loyola W 53-5

03/07 Cal State Northridge L 17-24

West Coast Championship (Oregon)

03/28 - Uni. San Francisco L 12-38

02/29 - Central Oregon W 31-29

Rank #36 - The NSCRO Division 

 

A Short History

In 2000, the Point Loma Rugby Club started as a non-sanctioned team at PLNU. Independently established as the Knights, the club was founded on loyalty, honor, and challenged itself to bring “The Light” to the world of rugby. Through the years, the club gaineduniversity recognition and later received financial support from the ASB as a PLNU club. After 12 years as the Knights, the club decided to realign its mascot with the university logo the Sea Lions. The new motto, established in 2012, brought together the new and the old members under Fidelitas & Contego. Players past and present are called to be loyal (Fidelitas) to each other and to their faith and to protect (Contego) the weak and shield/defend that which is fragile. As a new tradition, senior members of the club graduate and join the Rugby Associates as a Knight.

Requirements

  1. Practices are Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. Team workouts are Thursdays at 5 p.m. on campus in front of the gym.
  2. Register for USA CIPP Insurance USA membership/insurance is required to register with USA Rugby before participating in live/contact drills.
  3. $45 paid by student through USARugby.org

  4. Complete concussion form, medical form, and information form. 

  5. Dues for the year are $250.
    Don’t let finances be the reason you don’t join! Need-based scholarships available through PLNU Rugby Associates. 
    1. Fall Semester - $100 due Septemer 19th (if divided)
      Dues support club activities and each player with fall shorts (black), team socks, and team t-shirt. 
       
    2. Spring Semester - Returning $150 (if divided) | New $200* due October 31st
      Dues support club activities and each player with team pullover or kit bag.

      Administrative costs: organizational costs such as referee dues, league dues, individual USA rugby dues, and equipment replacement, field rentals, medical supplies, and tournament entry fees

      Travel: Moving an entire rugby team is not cheap. In addition to paying for occasional bus trips, we attempt to compensate student drivers with gasoline stipends.

      Food and hosting: Needless to say, food and lodging for the team can be a significant part of our budget (including hotel stays and team meals while away). Hosting traveling teams is a rugby tradition and a key part of our mission to show our character to other teams 

Donate to or be a part of PLNU Rugby Associates (Rugby Alumni and Supports)

Rugby Associates Newsletters

Coach Carlos Guerrero: cjguerrero1@juno.com   -   Coach Jason “Jr” Lee: Jason@nanmckay.com-   Club President (15-16) Kevin Piscopo: kpiscopo7145@pointloma.edu