Oct 19 2009

George Betzler Inducts Emil Signes into the Philadelphia Whitemarsh Rugby Football Club Hall of Fame

Oct 17 2009

Seven were named to the original class of the Philadelphia Whitemarsh Hall of Fame in 1998 . The inductees were Rob Farley, Al Little, Butch Horvath, Michael Siano, Clarence Culpepper, Woody Stone and James Keller. In addition to their contributions to the club, all of the original seven played for the USA Rugby Eagles.

Oct 7 2009

PW took it's 2-2 season record into Harrisburg last Saturday to play the 3-1 Blue Rams. It was our last match and league game of the season. We lost a couple of key players to injury and travel commitments, so we are were concerned about the turnout. The forecast was sunny and bright for the boys from PWRFC.

Oct 3 2009

In Freddie's stead (back injury), Bobby Carroll is a perfect choice for captain. He's a quite calm cool collected guy with few choice poignant words. His PaPa taught him well. EXCEPT, ... Bobby pulls us together before kickoff and states, "Philly on 3." Sometimes I don't think people get me about this Philly v. Whitemarsh thing.

Oct 1 2009

The following was submitted by Clark DeLeon directly from the Whitemarsh Lineout of April 1976. Evidently, Clark doesn't want to play anymore rugby just reminiss about it.

Whitemarsh Lineout Vol. 2 No. 5 April 19, 1976

Oct 1 2009

 "Contrary to Stephen Siano's 'memory' of playing his first rugby match way back in 1975, when mastadons still roamed the earth, I can attest that his first game came in a much later rugby epoch -- at least four months into 1976!  Recent conclusive researches, by Darwin and Huxley and Hall, have uncovered original copies of The Whitemarsh Lineout, the rosetta stone of Philadelphi

Sep 27 2009

Ella Sanders and Jack Siano (with Alexander McCurry in the background) chillin on the sidelines during the Lehigh Valley match

Sep 26 2009

I received an email Friday from 'used-to-be' former Philly-Whitemarsh standout prop Jay Kolb. He had received the latest email from the club. He was excited to hear that the team was playing in the area of his home in Bethlehem. I immediately replied, 'Bring your boots.' Then Jay sent back, ''I don't know about that." I was busy tracking down 15 for the match, so we left it at that.

Sep 24 2009

I played my first game of rugby by just showing up at the field with my brothers John and Jimbo. We won 4-0 ... no - trys were four points not three as many of you now want to believe about me. It was a long time ago, though ... Clark has the binder of Whitemarsh Lineouts. Clark, you wrote them, yes, but they are Al Little's - he loaned them to me ... don't lose them!