Richmond came from behind on the last play of the game to eke out a 33-28 victory over Philly Whitemarsh. PW's defense shut down Richmond for 40 minutes during what started as a see-saw contest, but two late tries by the Lions were the difference in a disappointing defeat for PW.
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.
If you haven't gotten your Christmas Tree yet this year and want to support PWRFC, you're in luck! Peter and George have picked the trees up and the PWRFC Annual Christmas Tree Sale is all set. Keith McLean has generously volunteered to have the trees available for pickup at his house in Malvern. Here's his address:
Philly Whitemarsh's Biddy Boyle, newly elected MARFU Men's 7s Head Coach and former PW player and USA Rugby Head Sevens Coach Al Caravelli lead a team of who's who of area sevens greats in an all-day MARFU skills and drills camp. Biddy and his MARFU staff will be looking for rugby talent throughout the Delaware Valley.
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.
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.
"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
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.
So I'm searching the Web this morning looking for Al Caravelli's USA Rugby email address so I can ask him a question that pertains to Surfside Sevens and I find this ad featuring no other than PW 7s Old Boy Al Caravelli. Enjoy!
The #1 seed from the EPRU D3 Freedom Division, Philadelphia Whitemarsh RFC (6-0) stayed perfect on Saturday in a back in forth game against the 3 seed from the Keystone South Jersey RFC (3-3) at Edgely Field in Fairmont Park. PW overcame a slow first half in a game that saw 7 lead changes to break away in the second frame on the back of two tries from Winger Kurht Engle and strong pick-and-go phases out of the forward pack.