This is Kevin Zaldua. Kevin is originally from Guam where he saw rugby growing up, but didn't have the opportunity to try it.. Kevin came out on Saturday to watch us take on Quantico and decided rugby was for him.
Welcome to Western Suburbs!
Bryan Cruzado, who has been intermittent for the last couple seasons, has been active at practice and on the pitch this season. It paid off on Saturday when her earned Man of the Match. In the picture above, he's delivering a devastating stiff arm that resulted in a penalty, but it sure was fun to watch. Ryan "Tweek" Brown earned Hardest Worker for putting the work in on Saturday.
As for Saturday, the Quantico Hooligans showed up early and our very own "Scottish" Andy Gibson had the honor to present them with a jersey from the British Army Intelligence Corp RFU team that we played last August.
At the end of the day, the Quantico Hooligans RFC fell in defeat, 61-21. Quantico can always be relied on to play a physical game of rugby so a great time was had by all.
Players should arrive at 11:30 AM. Fans should arrive just before kickoff. We had several Suburbs Old Boys on the sidelines last week and would love to see more out this week!
Tim Bultemeier and John McAuliffe (photo pending) earned Man of the Match for D3 and D4, respectively. Rob Ware put in a phenomenal game and ran until he dropped earning him Hardest Worker.
Western Suburbs earned a 27-25 win over Newport News in the final moments of the game with a kick by Erich Weiss, the man with the golden boot. The B-side game saw Suburbs fall in defeat with a final of 15-38.
This is Mike Polson. He learned to play rugby at a military base in Japan and Michael "Meat" Withrow talked him into joining us.
Tommy Burch comes to us with no rugby experience, but he has heard Rich "Rowdy" Roudybush talk about how great rugby and our team is and wanted to check it out for himself.
Welcome to Western Suburbs Rugby!
Players and fans are asked to bring $5 to donate to Ruck Cancer: a campaign for Bryce.
On a beautiful Saturday, Western Suburbs played Washington Irish Bs. Just before kickoff, Captain Rob Ware encouraged the Suburbs to focus on support, tackling and pressure, and it quickly translated onto the field. Everyone put in the work and played well for the 40-40-30 minute periods. The final result was 72-41. George Mason alums, Erich Weiss and Andrew Leonard, earned Man of the Match and Hardest Worker, respectively.
Check out our Gallery to see the remainder of the 4/11 photos.