The ORSU Family has lost a great one.  Simon Priestley was a valued member and player during the 1990s for ORSU.  He passed on January 6 while playing the game he loved.

Please plan to attend the Celebration at Paddy’s, January 28 @ 2PM

There  will be a keg of Guinness, Irish cheeses and pastries and an Irish whiskey toast to start.  After that everyone will have to purchase food/drinks.

A memorial rugby scholarship fund for underpriviledged youth is being established in Simon’s name. Click the attached link, use the “Gift Designation” drop-down menu to select “In Memory of Simon Priestley”. Donations of any size will be appreicated.

Tuesday Location Change – See below!

 

****UPDATE****

**Tuesday practices are now being held at Delta Park 8pm-10pm**

**Thursdays continue 7pm-9pm at Bloomington**

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Union practices start this week!!

When: Tues/Thurs 7pm-9pm
Where: Bloomington Park in SE Portland (SE Steele & SE 100th)
Who: Women’s & Men’s 15s teams.
New players welcome!! All skill levels.

Contact: womensrecruiting@orsu.org (women’s teams) or recruiting@orsu.org (men’s teams) with questions.

Excited to see you there!

WPL All Stars

A big congrats to the ORSU players named to the WPL All-Stars Team!

Women’s Premier League All-Stars
Adrienne Acosta – Oregon Sports Union
San Juanita Fetuuaho – Oregon Sports Union
Paris Hart – Oregon Sports Union
Rachel Johnson – Oregon Sports Union
Molly Luft – Oregon Sports Union
Claire Lundy – Oregon Sports Union
Candace Mahoney-Watson – Oregon Sports Union
Beckett Royce* – Oregon Sports Union

Read more at USA Rugby

The WPL All-Stars will be taking on the USA Eagles in a World Cup preparatory match at 5:30 on July 1st after the men’s USA vs. Canada in San Diego.

You can stream the game live on The Rugby Channel

Go Jesters!

Summer 7s Begins!

 

Calling all 7s players – the season begins now!

*The women’s team trains at Fuller’s Farm, 2565 SW Ek Rd, West Linn, OR 97068, Tu/Th
from 7-9 pm*

*Men’s team trains at Willamette Park in Portland, Tuesdays from 7-9 pm*

Stay tuned for updates – location is subject to change. Join our ORSU facebook page to stay in the loop  and get the latest ORSU info!

Players from any/all clubs can play summer 7s with us and not affect your 15s registration for the fall. However to play in a 7s nationals qualifying tournament you must be CIPPed with ORSU. All are welcome and encouraged to come out!

 

A big shout-out to ORSU’s D1 Men’s team for their victory over the Portland Pigs to win the Pacific Northwest Championship! They will be facing San Francisco Golden Gate on May 6th to determine who will head to Nationals in Arizona.

Check out Rugby Today’s coverage

http://www.rugbytoday.com/clubs/orsu-wins-pac-nw-sfgg-top-norcal-belmont-vs-ombac-socal-final

 

 

Also ORSU would like to give a shoutout to the ORSU D2 Women, who traveled light to playoffs in Bend with only 14 players (and lost another to a head knock not too far into the first match). ORSU battled through two full matches with tons of heart, guts, and teamwork. We didn’t get the Ws – but MORE importantly, the team took the pitch fearlessly and joyfully to leave it all out there, embodying the unbreakable spirit of this wonderful game we love. As always – you make us so proud to be Jesters! Congratulations to the D2 Women on a terrific season!!!

 

 

***Practice has returned to Bloomington Park!***

Bloomington Park (SE 100th & SE Liebe) – Tuesday & Thursdays 7pm-9pm

Contact womensrecruiting at orsu.org to get signed up for our email lists & facebook group to make sure you’re in the loop for any changes.

Women’s Premier League practice begins March 7th!