Outside » Go Here

Bend Rugby Headed to Nationals

The team's undefeated league play was capped by a big win in the Pacific NW Division title game

by

1 comment
BEND RUGBY
  • Bend Rugby
Bend Rugby’s undefeated league play was followed up by a 58-point thrashing of the Boise Lions for the Pacific Northwest Division title. Bend won the game 70-12.

Bend now travels to San Francisco to play in the Nationals, which starts April 28.

Bend Rugby was started in 1975 when Keith Erickson and John Jeans founded the Bend Rugby Football Club in the spring of that year. As a sport, Rugby has been the fastest growing one in the world, according to Bend Rugby’s webpage. It’s also one of the most gender-neutral ones, with 40 percent of the players being female, according to the same webpage.



American football, developed in the late 1800s is an offshoot of Rugby. Rugby has many differences, like the pace of the game and the lack of stoppages. There’s no blocking in Rugby, unlike football, and every person on the “pitch” needs to be able to tackle, run, kick and catch the ball.

Speaking of Bend Rugby, bend Sports

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

 

Add a comment

More by Chris Miller

  • Redmond Affordable Housing Project Raised From the Ashes

    Redmond Affordable Housing Project Raised From the Ashes

    Gov. Brown signed HB2336, basically awarding Redmond a pilot program to build 485 homes—half of which will be affordable housing
    • Apr 19, 2019
  • Building Green

    Building Green

    Transportation, heating and cooling are some of the largest contributors to air pollution. Here's what some local entities are doing to resize their carbon footprint
    • Apr 17, 2019
  • Food Cart of the Year

    Food Cart of the Year

    Ronin Sushi and Japanese Grill
    • Apr 10, 2019
  • More »