Philly Whitemarsh at Lehigh Valley
Aug 24 2013

In a dominating performance in their first game of the Fall 2013 Season, Philadelphia Whitemarsh leveled Lehigh Valley with a score of 58-5. 

Aug 23 2013

The full Division 3 EPRU schedule is available for the fall. Philly Whitemarsh will be playing each of the teams in their division this fall both home and away. Opponents include Lehigh Valley, North Penn, Old Gaelic and Reading.

R. Keith McLean Residence
Jun 5 2013

Join the boys of PWRFC for an end of year celebration this Sunday June 9th beginning at noon. There will be plenty of food and drink. Just drop Keith a line and let him know how many so we can plan appropriately.

Jun 4 2013

4x3 LLC, located in suburban Philadelphia is seeking a full-time, Web Content Strategist / Marketing Associate to join our team of passionate designers and developers.

Desirable candidate will be responsible for writing content for client websites, including news releases and newsletters, and managing all aspects of communications, press relations and social media. And - believe it or not - we'd really like to hire a rugby player!!

Disappointing Loss to the Stampede
May 20 2013

Philadelphia Whitemarsh saw their season come to and end earlier than they would have liked this past weekend, losing to the Saratoga Stampede 28-19 in the USA Round of 16 in Virginia Beach on Saturday before defeating the Chicago Riot in a seeding match 32-17 on Sunday.  Storms on Saturday morning delayed the match an hour, making for a slippery ball in windy conditions.

Eagle Prop GJ Sucher Pitches In
May 16 2013

USA Eagle Prop and longtime Philadephia Whitemarsh and Washington Rugby Club prop George "GJ" Sucher ran a training session the other evening for the forwards from PWRFC. Philadelphia Whitemarsh is headed to Virginia Beach this weekend to face New England RFU champions, Saratoga Stampede (NY) in the USA Rugby Round of 16.  The Chicago Riot and Hilton Head Island are also participating. PW hopes to face the winner of the Riot v. Hilton Head match on Sunday. George seemed pleased with the session and the PWRFC caught up with George afterwards to get some additional insight.

Philly Whitemarsh Four to Follow
May 15 2013

Philadelphia Whitemarsh is headed to Virginia Beach this weekend to face New England RFU champions, Saratoga Stampede (NY).  The Chicago Riot and Hilton Head Island are also in the USA Rugby D3 Round of 16 this coming weekend. PWRFC player and Head Coach Conway Maraki is looking for a team effort this weekend, but when pressed, he believes captain Bob Haller, centers Knab and Rosato and the young lineout jumper Ryan McLean could provide the spark needed this weekend.

Philly Whitemarsh 31 - North Bay 17
Apr 28 2013

Philadelphia Whitemarsh handled Reading (PA) 69-20 in the MARFU semifinals on Saturday and held off North Bay (MD) 31-17 in the finals on Sunday to repeat as Division 3 MARFU Champions and earn a national sweet 16 spot in Virginia Beach in three weeks.

PW Pulls Away Late Against James River in MARFU Quarterfinal Mudbath
After match social starts at 3:00pm at FADO
Apr 19 2013

Philadelphia Whitemarsh RFC defeated James River RFC 32-10 in the MARFU Quarterfinals on Saturday at Memorial Park in their first step this spring in their quest to return to the national championship.  Although the weather was beautiful by gametime, the Philadelphia area received a half inch of rain the night before, making the pitch a slippery track. James River hung around and nearly brought came with in a converted try with 15 minutes remaining before PW pulled away with two tries in the final 10 minutes.

The majority of the first 20 minutes was spent in James River's end but the combanation of a slippery ball, good defense, ill timed penalties and a strong boot kept Philly Whitemarsh from getting over the goal line.  Finally PW was able to set up on James River's 5 meter line and simple passing to the wing allowed winger Brennan Conway to touch down in the corner putting PW on the board first.  A few minutes later, PW was on the move again.  Outside center Jim Rosato was able to recover his own kick on the bounce and offload to wing Kurht Engle who fed a streaking inside center Brian Engle who scampered the final 50 meters for a try.  PW led 10-0.  James River got within striking distance with about 10 minutes left in the half but their kick for points went wide.  As the first half came to a close, PW put 5 more on the board when Bob Haller was able to dive across the line after a 5 meter scrum. Rosato's converstion attempt was inches wide and PW led 15-0 at the break.

James River got on the board almost immediately to start the second half, converting a penalty kick from 30 meters out in the 41st minute.  The visitors again went for points 10 minutes later but again the kick sailed right.  Just when it looked like James River was picking up momentum and was on the verge of their first try, PW scrumhalf Brian Oteri scooped up a loose ball from a lineout and broke several tackles bringing the pill from one 22 to the other.  Two phases later found Conway in a familiar spot; the corner of the try zone.  PW led 20-3. Undaunted, James River marched right back down the field.  Off of a penalty play, the James River hooker picked up a ball and ran in untouched.  The conversion put JR down 10 with 20 minutes to go.  5 minutes later, James River again found themselves within striking distance and chose to kick for points from 30 meters but again the ball sailed right. Philly Whitemarsh's defense held off another push from the visitors from Richmond before turning the ball over and advancing down the field.  Eventually a 5 meter scrum yielded a a try when PW flyhalf Conway Maraki broke through the line and touched down to put PW up 25-10 and the game out of reach with 5 minutes to go.  PW added some insurance off the ensuing kickoff when prop Jay Uli made a long run that was capped off by Rosato touching down and converting his own try.  The final score was 32-10.

After the match, both James River and Philadelphia Whitemarsh enjoyed a great drink-up at Fado.  Songs were sung and great food and beer was consumed.  Thanks for all of those who were involved!

Next weekend, Philly Whitemarsh travels to Pittsburgh for the MARFU Semifinals and Finals.  They face Reading RFC (PA) in one semifial while undefeated North Bay RFC (MD) takes on undefeated Roanoke RFC (VA) in the other. This will be the third meeting of PW and Reading this season with PW getting the better of their rivals once in the regular season 29-10 and again in the EPRU Final 58-33.

Tulio kicks ahead
Apr 8 2013

On a beautiful day for rugby, PW defeated Second City Troop 41-10 in Fairmount Park Philadelphia just across from Memorial Hall. Memorial Hall is the historic showcase building of our nations 1876 Centennial.