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Show your support for US Olympic Rugby! July 13, 2016 14:14

As the current Olympic Medal holder for Olympic Rugby, Team USA is stepping it up to make it a three-peat for Olympic Gold. The US won the last two Golds for Rugby in 1920 & 1924. Sure its for 15’s but a medal is a medal, especially since we did it by beating the French – twice! Celebrate our historic Rugby past and support our Men’s & Women’s Sevens teams in their quest for Olympic Gold!

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Date Announced for Tight 5 Sevens…Start Eating… July 11, 2016 15:55

The “Biggest” Rugby Tournament on the West Coast!  August 27th, at Treasure Island, SF.

The 5th installment of the best social rugby tournament going in these United States is all set for August 27th, 2016. Our unique tournament rules apply and Men’s & Women’s teams are welcome each and every year. Please check in on Facebook or Instagram for tournament updates on hotels, kickoffs, entertainment, food, and post tournament activities.

FAQs

Are there special requirements of Age and Bodyweight to enter the event?
Actually no, everyone is welcome to play at the Tight 5 Sevens. However, unless both teams decide to waive their Handicapped Score (see rules section), then your matches are ultimately pre determined by your aforementioned handicap score per the Tight 5 Sevens’s scoring system, read the rules… We will take you on your word for the age but all weights are verified pre-tournament for your Starting VII BUT if your prepared to lie about your age be prepared to be challenged.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?


Parking is abundant and FREE however, San Francisco is now the smash & grab capital of California so DO NOT LEAVE VALUABLES IN YOUR CAR. We will have folks walking the parking lot to deter any would be thieves but SFGG and the Tight 5 Sevens are NOT responsible for lost or stolen items. Bring your stuff in the gates with you and stay a while.

Flying In?
SFO and Oakland airports are both great options, if you fly into Oakland you will need TOLL MONEY 880 NORTH TO 80 WEST TO SAN FRAN, SFO route is clear via 101 North to 80 East to Treasure Island exit (LEFT HAND SIDE OF BAY BRIDGE).

What can/can’t I bring to the event?


We will have Food (regular, vegetarian and vegan), Snacks (kids stuff), Water, Alcohol, & Merchandise for sale but if you need something else your welcome to bring it. The facility has a shower if you require one post match/pre car ride home so bring a towel and bathing supplies if you’d like.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

YES! Please don’t hesitate to ask questions, email Jake @ tightfive7s@gmail.com or via social media on facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/TightFive7s/app/416040218433879/ or on Instagram @tight5sevens


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?


You can buy purchase tickets for others, team registration for others but please make a note on your confirmation that you don’t intend on showing up and give us the name of whomever does intend to show up.

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Rugby Ethos Gear Now Featured on World Rugby Shop July 11, 2016 12:29

World Rugby Shop gives Rugby Ethos planetwide reach…

World Rugby Shop, one of the world’s largest retailers of rugby equipment and apparel, has created a space for Rugby Ethos to add its voice for positive and fun values in sport.  Alongside brands such as Addidas, Canterbury, BLK, Atavus, Gilbert, and even Guinness, Rugby Ethos now has a wider reach… You have your pick, you can get up Rugby Ethos gear when you are shopping for boots, pads and other equipment at World Rugby Shop or you can go directly to the Rugby Ethos Shopping Maul

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Rugby Republic – Write up on Ethos 7’s June 12, 2016 23:13

The Rugby Republic looks at the first 7’s Tourney of the Summer…

The first official 7s Tournament of the summer in NorCal is this coming weekend.  The 2016 Rugby Ethos 7s will be kicking off this Saturday in Marin. This tournament will be divided into two parts. The first this weekend which is a men’s and women’s tournament and what many consider a warm-up for the NorCal 7s Qualifiers which kick off the following week, and the second part will be a high school and youth tournament slated for June 19th.

The tournament is being organized by Rugby Ethos, as well as the Marin REDS RFCand Marin Highlanders RFC (youth) clubs and Rugby NorCal (for the high school/youth portion).

These tournaments will be held at Corte Madera Town Park in Marin County. For many these pitches are a dream as they are lush green grass, vs the turf or beat up pitches around the state right now. Additionally this pitch at the park ensures very laid back atmosphere. The park offers shade, picnic benches, and for this weekend’s tournament the organizers have arranged for the post tourney party to be held right there at the park. It will include free beers and tacos for all the ruggers.

Today is the last day to register, so if you are still interested you need to register ASAP. The registration must be done on-line and the payment must be received in advance (with the on-line registration). This has been something the organizers have required in order to know for sure how many teams and to be able to coordinate the schedule.

This weekends’ tournament can accommodate up to 20 sides. At this time they have 12 men’s sides and four women’s club registered. They have room for four more if your club wants to register, but there will be no “day of” registration (as that becomes to chaotic for the event organizers and staff).

Last year Life West won the tournament, and the year before it was the EPA Razorbacks. So the level of 7s is high. So far this year Olympic Club has two sides registered, Life West has registered, as have several other NorCal 1 sides. However there are several great  D2 and D3 sides also registered so this will ensure there is quality, competitive rugby but there is also balance.  Teams like Aptos, BA Baracaus, San Jose Seahawks, Marin and others are confirmed to play.

With weather in most of the Golden State being in the triple digits, this tournament in Marin may be the best place to be this weekend with cooler temperatures, grass, nice park and downtown Marin just down the road.

We asked Rugby Ethos’s Tournament Director Whitney Blake about the pricing for the tournament, and he explained that the only ones really making profits off the tournament is the Marin Parks and Recs department, as they charge $100 per hour per field and that is what had impacted the costs. However the venue is in Marin County, and also the pitches are well maintained and full of grass, so ruggers will definitely get what they are paying for. This tournament is going to be helping both Marin REDS RFC and Marin Highlanders RFC as well.

The full tournament schedule will be up by this Thursday (June 2, 2016) on the Rugby Ethos site.

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Rugby Ethos 7’s is ON! June 03, 2016 22:14

Saturday, June 4, Time for Sevens in the Sun!

 

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Action starts and 10:00 and ends with an After-Picnic!

Join us for a sunny day in Marin on green grass and Rugby Sevens going all day.  When the play is done, your hosts, Marin Rugby, and Rugby Ethos have an After-Picnic for you!  Sponsored by Tru-Cutt!

We are proud to host the following Clubs:

Women’s

East Bay All Blues
San Jose Seahawks
Colusa
San Francisco Golden Gate

Men’s

Life West (2015 Champs)
Olympic Club I
Olympic Club II
San Jose Seahawks
East Bay Blues
Central Coast RFC (Aptos)
Berkeley RFC
Santa Rosa
Colusa
BA Baracus
Renegade Rugby
Marin Rugby (Your Host!)

…and a host stragglers hoping to hop on to a squad!

Corte Madera Town Park – Marin

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Staying Home This Weekend? – Time for Rugby! PRORugby SF May 26, 2016 22:14

&*^% Traffic – Come to Boxer Stadium in SF!  Sunday 3:00

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So you’ve decided not to join the hoards to the mountains, the coast or wherever…reward yourself, come down to Boxer Stadium in SF, bring the family and grab a holiday cold one and watch PRORugby action with SF vs Ohio.

Kickoff is a 3:00.  Come early to grab parking at City College of SF!

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Sponsors and Partners Line up for Ethos 7’s May 05, 2016 22:31

Rugby Ethos is feelin’ the love this year with sponsors and partners jumping aboard!       Marin R.E.D.S. Rugby Club – Your Tournament Hosts, -The R.E.D.S. are a highly social and competitive Division III Men’s Club in Northern California.  The R.E.D.S. and their partners combine to promote Rugby in marin County and sponsor a […]

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PRORugby Returns to SF Sunday, May 8 May 03, 2016 22:52

Take Mom to the Rugby Game.  Get tickets HERE! After three losses, SF PRORugby comes home Boxer Stadium to make things right.  After that extended Mother’s Day Brunch, roll on over San Jose Ave. & 280 and join the rest of the hometown crowd in supporting SF’s newest professional sports teams! Rugby Ethos will be […]

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Join us for the Rise of Rugby! – Sacto Friday – June 24th April 30, 2016 21:29

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On the Eve of the USA Eagles Test Match Against Russia!

Brought to you by Rugby Partners, join Rugby Ethos and other Rise of Rugby sponsors and come early to Sacramento and kick off your USA vs. Russia Rugby weekend.  Attend  this “not to miss” Rugby Legends Dinner at the exclusive Sutter Club.  Mix and mingle with Rugby’s elite and hear from our expert panelists how all involved in growing Rugby in the US will benefit from Rugby’s return to the the 7’s game Olympic games this summer in Rio.

 

We are delighted to welcome Dan Lyle, (Former Captain, USA Eagle and Director of the USA Sevens), Jack Clark, (former USA Eagle Captain and Coach and current Head Rugby Coach as Cal) , Tom Billups, (former USA Eagle Captain, USA Eagle Head Coach, and current coach at Cal, Gary Hein (Former Eagle and Eagle Captain) Mark Griffin, (former USA Eagle and Founder of Play Rugby USA, with former Eagles and Sacramento Natives Louis Stanfill and Ray Lehner will be in attendance for the evening.  The panel will introduced by former USA Eagle Don James Jr and will be moderated by former USA Eagle Anthony Ridnell.

Benefitting Play Rugby USAand Sacramento Area Youth Rugby, this event is a must attend celebration of US Rugby and its exciting future and your chance to network with our Rugby Legends and the Sacramento/Bay Area Rugby and business communities.  Show your support!https_proxy

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Rugby Shirts from Ethos get a revamp April 25, 2016 21:00

Check out our updated designs… We at Rugby Ethos have been busy putting out new designs this spring.  In addition, we have been touching up some of our old favorites.  Take a second look at “Shoot the Boot” – the very first rugby shirt designed by Rugby Ethos, and the classic “Show your Ethos“. Get […]

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PLAYRugby USA: 4th Annual SF Rugby Cup April 25, 2016 18:52

Join PLAYRugbyUSA at Treasure Island – May 14th On May 14, 2016 nearly 300 youth rugby players, fans and volunteers will gather at the SFGGRugby Pitch on Treasure Island for the 4th Annual San Francisco Rugby Cup! This event provides a chance for youth in Play Rugby USA’s San Francisco programs to compete with their […]

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Old School Rugby Shirts from Ethos… April 22, 2016 21:18

Something for the Old Boys…New Rugby Shirts from EthosWe at Rugby Ethos have been busy putting together new designs that support Rugby’s values.  Celebrate the Game’s  mischievous and fun side with these new designs!  Get these awsome rugby shirts today at the Rugby Ethos Shopping Maul “College Rugby” If Faber College had a Rugby Club, Bluto […]

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Support the U.S. Olympic Rugby Team! April 22, 2016 07:46

New gear from Rugby Ethos! With the Summer Olympics fast approaching, Rugby Ethos is joining the effort to support the defense of the USA’s two gold medals and the introduction of Women’s Rugby to the Games.  Support the US Olympic Rugby Team Get the new gear today over at the Rugby Ethos Shopping Maul today! […]

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PRORugby comes to SF – Rugby Ethos is there! April 22, 2016 07:31

Join us at Boxer Stadium – SF – Sunday   Promising to grow in a grassroots fashion with a mix of local Club players and internationals, PRORugby makes its season debut at Boxer Stadium in San Francisco this weekend.  Competition started last weekend with SF vs Sacramento at Bonney Field  with great action on the […]

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Dates Set for Rugby Ethos 7’s – Two This Time… April 14, 2016 16:27

3rd Annual!  New Tourney for Youth Added The Third Annual Rugby Ethos 7’s Tournament returns to the sunny fields of Corte Madera Town Park on Saturday, June 4th.   We can promise soft, grass, great weather and a relaxed atmosphere for the kickoff to the Summer Sevens season here in Norther California. For 2016, we […]

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Las Vegas 7’s… Aftermath March 16, 2016 10:03

Las Vegas Sevens Highlights! A full weekend of Rugby and celebration here in Vegas.  Starting with a Parade of Nations on Thursday night in Downtown Vegas. Friday saw the Rise of Rugby event at Sam Boyd Stadium.  Rugby & sport luminaries included former Scotland Captain & British & Irish Lions player Gavin Hastings,  former England Captain and President […]

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Going to Las Vegas 7’s? Don’t Miss This Premier Event! February 24, 2016 20:48

International Rugby Legends Discuss the Future of US Rugby… Rugby Ethos is pleased to be a marketing partner on this event – Rise of Rugby: The Rio Opportunity.  Sign up today, tickets selling fast! Support the Play Rugby USA and the U.S. Rugby Foundation by attending The Rise of Rugby – The Rio Opportunity Come early to Las Vegas and […]

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Update on RWC Final at the New Parkway in OAK October 29, 2015 07:11

Thanks for your support!  Only a few tix left…  Fellow Ruggers, We have had an amazing response to the idea of showing the RWC Final at a comfy couch-and-bar table seating full-screen theater!  We only have a few tickets left so go over to the New Parkway site and get yours now! Updated Details: DATE: […]

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To my 1 Million Readers…. October 15, 2015 21:57

Your author, trying to stay ahead… Right… I want to apologize to everyone for being thin on postings of late.  I have begun a new career for my regular work and that involved starting two new jobs at the same time as well.  I should be back soon with more regular postings, happening and stuff […]

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Watch the WRC Final in luxury at the New Parkway Theater in Oakland! October 15, 2015 20:43

Start Halloween Off Right! Why go to an over-crowded bar to watch the WORLD RUGBY CUP FINAL on some dinky tv???? The New Parkway Theater in Oakland where they will be showing the Final on a ON A FULL MOVIE SCREEN! The WRC Final is on October 31 and this is the perfect way to […]

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R.E. 2015 7’s – 3 Cheers for the Ref! – Get a Free Rugby t-shirt August 11, 2015 22:51

Tourney was a No-Go Without These Guys… We had only two of the scheduled eight or so referees show up to man our Tourney….But all was not lost!  Pelicans Bruce Bernstein & Cary Bertolone along with R.E.D.S. head coach and tournament organizer Hamed Beytollah, manned up and worked almost every game of the 16-team tournament. […]

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Rugby Ethos 2015 7’s – Winners Gallery – Women August 09, 2015 19:25

Life West Family takes it all – Women Ruggers Win… Rugby Ethos 2015 7’s was a great tourney for Women Ruggers!  We expanded the division from three to six sides.  The additional teams brought more games and excitement for all involved.  In the end the Life West Women Ruggers came out on top.  Below is […]

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Rugby Ethos 2015 7’s – Winners Gallery – Men August 09, 2015 18:17

Congrats to Life West Men!  Winners of R.E. 2015 7’s! After dominating the field all day, Life West took the crown after defeating the Sacramento Capitals to win the men’s division for the Rugby Ethos 2015 7’s Tourney.  Sac Caps definitely deserve an honorable mention as they entered the tourney on Friday after another team […]

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R.E. 2015 7’s – Locals Only! August 09, 2015 13:16

The Hosts of the Rugby Ethos 7’s – Marin Rugby –  take the field….        

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Rugby Ethos 2015 7’s – Derps! – FREE STUFF! August 06, 2015 17:29

The Lighter Side of Rugby…Derps! Get a FREE SHIRT Slips, trips, muffs and bad mauls are just as much a part of rugby as all those awesome trys.  Get a FREE SHIRT!  See yourself in the pics?  Email me for a piece of free gear from Rugby Ethos! info@rugbyethos.com

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Rugby Ethos 2015 7’s – Ruggers on the Pitch – Men August 06, 2015 16:59

On-Field Action from Rugby Ethos 2015 7’s Just a few pics as the Men’s Club take the field at the Rugby Ethos 2015 7’s.  Many thanks to all the Club that return or showed up for the first time!  Marin, Life West, Sacramento Capitals, East Bay, Modesto A &B, San Jose A&B, Vacaville, Aptos Rugby […]

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Rugby Ethos 2015 7’s – Ladies First! August 02, 2015 17:18

Women Ruggers Shine at R.E. 2015 7’s This year we upped the women’s bracket from three to six teams.  The crowd was rewarded with plenty of action with the Life West Women ultimately coming out on top.  Many thanks to all the Clubs that participated!  East Bay Blues A&B, Renegade Rugby, Life West, SFGG & […]

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NCRFU Annual General Meeting 8/23 August 01, 2015 20:10

Come and take part in keeping Club Rugby strong in NorCal. The NCRFU is supposed to serve Club Rugby and be run on behalf of its players.  Make sure it stays that way and have your voice heard. Attend the NCRFU Annual General Meeting and just don’t just accept what’s handed to you.  Ensure the officers […]

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Summer Sevens still Cookin’ July 31, 2015 19:57

More fun Tourneys Coming Your Way! We’ve been playing Serious Summer Sevens Tourneys close to home and competitively  of late.  There is  more is one more on the calendar for those that don’t quite fit the “7’s” type body mold.  Then a little farther away from the the Bay are two fun ones you don’t […]

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Join the BABC for a special Rugby event! July 25, 2015 21:12

We have a great lineup of speakers including England’s Martin Johnson The Rise of Rugby….. A Giant Awakens (#riseofrugby) Date: August 26, 2015 Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM CLICK HERE TO REGISTER The BABC Northern California Young Professionals, in partnership  with Play Rugby USA, proudly presents “The Rise of Rugby – A Giant Awakens”.Please join us on August 26th, 2015, […]

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Cavaliers to host Dublin 7’s tourney Sun. July 19th July 16, 2015 13:12

Still room for more – see registration link below: Sunday’s Tournament at Emerald Glen Park – Dublin This Sunday, 19-July, the Cavaliers will host 30+ Rugby NorCal teams for a 7s tournament at Emerald Glen Park in Dublin The tournament will also be featuring food trucks for hungry ruggers and their guests and tournament merchandise […]

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Rugby Ethos 2015 7’s – PICS – FINALLY! July 02, 2015 00:02

First Cut from the Rugby Ethos 2015 7’s Tourney Greetings, sorry for the delay, a series of conferences last week and two Dead shows got in the way of speedy production of the 2015 R.E. 7’s pics.  So here they are – First Cut with more to come!  Thanks for your patience! We still have […]

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Rugby Ethos 2015 7’s is on! June 19, 2015 21:25

Tournament Sanctioned by USARugby…

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Rugby Ethos 7’s Brackets Almost Filled June 16, 2015 21:14

Still room left for 1 Boys HS and 1 Men’s team… Thanks to a recent burst of registrations the brackets are almost filled for the Rugby Ethos 7’s Tournament for Saturday, June 20th.  We have room for one more High School team and 2 Men’s or Women’s teams.  Thanks to those who registered early.  The […]

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SFGG Camp w/ Danny Barrett: K-8th, July 13-17 June 05, 2015 18:00

Join USA Eagle Danny Barrett for K-8th Summer Camp in SF The USA Eagles and Danny won the most recent leg of the World 7s Series at Twickenham, England. This is the first time the Eagles have won the ‘Cup’ at a World Series stop. Danny was a huge part of the success and was selected […]

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Frank Bunce 2015 NorCal Player & Coaching Clinics – UPDATED June 02, 2015 21:29

Player & Coaching Clinics for Nor Cal Youth & HS Ruggers Capped by both New Zealand and Western Samoa, Frank Bunce with the Leadership Development Academy and Black Dragon Rugby are hosting a series of player clinics for Youth and High School Level players. Available Dates:  Middle & HS Development Clinic: Tues.  July 21th: 9:00 – 5:00 […]

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