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Practice Tonight (2/26/15)
Practice will be held at the Rugby Athletic Center (RAC) from 7-9pm for the Men's and Women's team.
It is cold and wet on the pitch so please dress accordingly! Also, please bring a change of clothes for after practice.
Olde Boys Weekend 2/28/2015
This weekend we celebrate the Charlotte Rugby Club Olde Boys where CRFC Men's and Women take on Charleston Outlaws Rugby and Triad Rugby, while Charlotte Catholic Rugby take on Gonzaga Rugby.
New Wrap Order will be providing tasty wraps for lunch and hot & cold beverages will be available.
$5/person at the gate gets you all the action.
FREE admission to all CRFC Olde Boys which includes a VIP section and beverages.
11am - CRFC Women vs Charleston
12:30pm - CRFC 1st XV vs Charleston
2pm - Catholic HS vs Gonzaga (Varsity)
3:30pm - Catholic HS vs Gonzaga (JV)
4:30pm - CRFC 2nd XV vs Triad
CRFC 1st XV vs ALT Renegades 2.21.15
*** NEW Online Store ***
Dear fans, friends & family, we are happy to have World Rugby Shop host our new Online Store. BLK is our brand of choice and we have a number of items for both men and women. Please note that we are still adding items to the list, so check back soon to see whats available.
CRFC Women vs Raleigh 2.15.15
This past Sunday Feb 15, CRFC Women sent a solid 20 players to Raleigh for a non-league match to further the development of the young Charlotte team. The challenge was daunting not only with a more established opponent in Raleigh Venom, but with multiple athletes unavailable due to injury, travel and work obligations, and with Mother Nature gifting us with a windy day which would not rise above the freezing mark.
The first quarter of the match saw Raleigh playing an imposing brand of rugby, pushing over multiple scrums, breaking the line at will and dotting down multiple tries due to overloads and crisp handling.
After an injury stoppage for the Charlotte hooker, the CRFC Women regrouped and realigned their attitudes. The next 10 minutes saw Charlotte place immense pressure on the Raleigh women, playing all of the rugby inside the Raleigh 22 with multiple shots at the try line. Unfortunately Charlotte would not come away with any points for their efforts, but they would continue to lean on each other and were hitting on all cylinders still attacking the Raleigh line and driving over scrums by the half time mark. Still Charlotte was not on the scoreboard at this point.
The second half had a much different atmosphere. Charlotte, after acknowledging the higher intensity and speed at which their were being asked to compete, reset their sights for the second half. From 40th minute onwards, Charlotte returned to their brand of attacking rugby with runners striking at pace, clean passing to supporting players with quick play from the scrumhalf seeing Raleigh playing just as much defense as Charlotte did in the first half. With some strategic substitutions coming early in the second half for CRFC, the game saw an increase in both tempo and intensity. As Raleigh fatigued, multiple line breaks were made by both veterans and newcomers alike. The sustained pressure resulted in 2 seperate yellow cards for continuous high tackles by Raleigh and Charlotte dotting down 3 tries, 2 for Crystal Sain, and 1 for Mary "Christmas" White. Charlotte attacked with vigor and excitement until the very final whistle but the scoreboard would not end in their favor.
Ultimately Raleigh's experienced players and many seasons at a higher level of competition would see them emerge victorious 38-17. This was an amazing opportunity for the growth and development of the young Charlotte team who have their sights set high for their future. The CRFC Women were led by the captain for the day Nicole 'Carni' Benjamin and saw many veteran players step up to lead those new to the club. Many thanks to Raleigh Venom for hosting on a cold Sunday and for the social afterwards.