The boys from PWRFC seem to be right where they thought they'd be at this point in the season. After an incredibly successful undefeated fall season, the team expected to make it through the MARFU playoffs on top then into the USA Rugby Round of 16.
Reading looked more like a swarm of bumble bees than a playoff contender as they arrived yesterday sporting their new black and gold striped uniforms sponsored by Gold's Gym. Reading's play, however, proved formidable as a well contested EPRU semfinal match was enjoyed by several hundred fans on sunny day at Memorial Hall field in Fairmount Park.
PW will open the spring season with a match at Kutztown University. Kutztown, a successful member of the college Premier League will be loaded for Bear ... or loaded with Golden Bears. Whitemarsh alumni Gregg Jones has been coaching Kutztown for over 20 years. In that long span PW has played KU several times and, I believe, the Golden Bears have come out on top each and everytime.
Doylestown RFC has partnered with the borough of Newtown, PA to bring rugby into a community that is currently unfamiliar with the sport. All proceeds from this event will benefit The Newtown Theatre, which is our nation’s oldest movie theatre.
On the afternoon of Sunday, January 6th, 2013, Sean, the 7 year old son of Brian and Kimberly Fischel, lost his courageous battle with the rare auto immune disease HLH. He had been hospitalized since September. Many in the medical field used the word miraculous when speaking about Sean. Indeed, he was a miracle child to those who knew and loved him. He will be greatly missed by so many and there is no doubt that this brave boy is now shining in GOD's light.
Philadelphia Whitemarsh (4-1) finds themselves back on top of the EPRU Keystone Division after a 29-10 win at Reading (3-1) on Saturday. PW needed to win by at least 8, score at least 4 trys and hold Reading to under 4 trys in order to clinch the division because of the bonus points at stake.
The details are in...come one, come all to celebrate and honor Emil Signes. The date is Saturday, February 9th at 9:30 p.m. at Firkin on Paradise, located at 4503 Paradise Road, across from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Contact email@example.com to let her know you are coming!
Philly Whitemarsh vs Reading was played in the late afternoon Saturday but the sun and heat was still very much a factor as the game quickly turned into a track meet. Reading drew first blood in the second minute after two quick penalties against PW set Reading up just outside the PW 22. Reading slotted the kick for points and led 3-0 early.
Philadelphia Whitemarsh kicks off the fall season with a home match against the ever feisty Harrisburg Rugby Club.In our short time in Division 3, this is a match that brings out the best in both clubs.
With the win over Severn River on April 18, PWRFC traveled to Mechanicsville, Va. on April 25 to play reigning D2 national champion Rocky Gorge in the semifinals. The club suffered a loss, falling 38-7.
Philadelphia Whitemarsh RFC (9-0) took another step on its path back to prominence Saturday morning with a convincing 50-22 win over visiting Roanoke RFC (5-3) in the MARFU Quarterfinals. PWRFC representing the 1 seed out of the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union jumped out to an early lead and then exploded in the beginning of the second half to knock out Roanoke, the 3 seed out of the Virginia Rugby Union.