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Encyclopedia > Boston RFC
Boston RFC
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Full name Boston Rugby Football Club
Nickname(s) Boston Rugby Club
Founded 1960
Union NERFU
Ground Franklin Park
Capacity ~ 500
Chairman Dennis Gaffney
Coach Bill Good
Competitions USA Rugby Premier Division, Super League
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Boston Rugby Football Club (also known as BRFC) is a rugby union team based in Boston, Massachusetts. The club competes in, and is governed by, the New England Rugby Football Union (their LAU), the Northeast Rugby Union (their TAU), and USA Rugby. 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... The sport of rugby in the United States has always had a close relationship with the sport of American football. ... The Rugby Super League is a club rugby union competition in the United States. ... Image File history File links soccer jersey left arm with yellow shoulders File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links soccer jersey with yellow shoulders File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links soccer jersey right arm with yellow shoulders File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Kit_shorts. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links soccer jersey left arm with yellow shoulders File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Soccer jersey with yellow and black horizontal File links The following pages link to this file: Template talk:Football kit Criciúma Esporte Clube Template:Football kit/pattern list User:Johan Elisson/football kits Categories: GFDL images | Football kit templates ... Image File history File links soccer jersey right arm with yellow shoulders File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Kit_shorts. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... General phase play in rugby union. ... Nickname: City on a Hill, Beantown, The Hub of the Universe (The State House, according to Oliver Wendell Holmes, is the hub of the Solar System), Athens of America Location in Massachusetts Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas Menino (D) Area    - City 232. ... The sport of rugby in the United States has always had a close relationship with the sport of American football. ...


The club was established in 1960, but they would not be recognized as a nationally competitive club until they were accepted into Super League, the premier division of club rugby in the United States. The club has also contributed numerous international players to the United States national side. The Rugby Super League is a club rugby union competition in the United States. ... The sport of rugby union in the United States has always had a close relationship with the sport of American football. ...

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History

1960-1998

BRFC was formed in 1960 but was not considered a nationally competitive club until 1996 when Beacon Hill Rugby Football Club, a spawn of BRFC that separated from the parent club in 1968, rejoined BRFC to ensure depth and competitiveness [1]. Prior to the merge, the club had been one of the top regional clubs in New England. From 1970 through 1998, the club won twenty-two New England Rugby Football Union championships, but it was never able to attain consistent success at the national level. During that same time period, it reached the national competition four times and earned fourth place finishes in both 1983 and 1985[1]. During the 1970s and 1980s, Boston RFC was the home club for many forwards, particularly locks, who played for the USA Eagles in international tests. This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15. ... The sport of rugby union in the United States has always had a close relationship with the sport of American football. ...


1998-present: The Super League Years

The Super League was formed in 1996 by USA Rugby to create a national competition amongst the premier clubs in the United States. During its first expansion in 1998, Boston RFC was one of two teams invited to join the competition (the other being Philadelphia Whitemarsh RFC).[2] Since joining the competition, Boston has been one of the weakest clubs in Super League play. The club has amassed a 19-40-2 record as of the beginning of the 2007 season. From 2004 through 2006, Boston recorded a 2-18-0 record, and was outscored by 598 points (an average of thirty points per game). Other clubs that compete in the Premier Division have fared much better than Boston against Super League clubs during that period[3][4][5]. Despite failing in the Super League competition, BRFC has remained one of the better clubs in regional competitions and tournaments since entering the Super League. They have won four New England Rugby Football Union Division I Championships since becoming a member of the Super League. The club fields four sides, which compete at various regional and national levels. The third XV has been met with some success at the national level, having won the USA Rugby National Third Division Competition in 2000. The Rugby Super League is a club rugby union competition in the United States. ... The sport of rugby in the United States has always had a close relationship with the sport of American football. ... The sport of rugby in the United States has always had a close relationship with the sport of American football. ...


International Tours

Since 1977, BRFC has embarked on several international tours, the most recent being to the Cayman Islands in 2000. They have also toured Great Britain (twice), Ireland (three times), Wales, France (three times), New Zealand, and Australia[6]. Motto: (Welsh for Wales for ever) Anthem: Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff Official language(s) English, Welsh Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Rhodri Morgan AM Unification    - by Gruffudd ap Llywelyn 1056  Area    - Total 20,779 km² (3rd...

1980 New England Rugby Football Union Division I Champions
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1980 New England Rugby Football Union Division I Champions

Honors

For the complete list, please see List of Boston RFC Honors


Boston RFC has been recognized with many regional honors. In the club's forty-six year history, Boston has won twenty-five NERFU championships. They have also attained moderate national success, reaching the USA Rugby Premier Division Competition four times, most recently in 2000.


Sponsorship

The SuperLeague's primary sponsor is Michelob Amber Bock and as such, each individual team receives a portion of those revenues. In addition to Amber Bock, Boston RFC has individual sponsorships. These consist of several secondary sponsorships from local and regional businesses. [7] The Rugby Super League is a club rugby union competition in the United States. ... Michelob is the trade name of a family of beers produced by the Anheuser-Busch brewery. ...


Notable Players

The following is a list of former and current BRFC players that have earned caps for international tests[8]

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Scrum against the Chicago Lions

Australia

Bob Egerton, scrum-half [9]


Canada

  • Jim Yeganagi, flanker, two international caps [10]

England

  • Frank Sykes
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2005 First XV

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USA

  • Gary Brackett, second row, three international caps [11]
  • Jack Clark, second row, two international caps [11]
  • Dave Horton, flyhalf, three international caps [11]
  • Tom Kelleher, second row, five international caps [11]
  • Pat Malloy, second row, one international cap, [11]
  • Gerry McDonald, hooker, three international caps [11]
  • Boyd Morrison, outside centre, two international caps [11]
  • Tim Moser, second row, one international cap [11]
  • Manus O'Donnell, prop, one international cap [11]
  • Brian Swords, second row, three international caps [11]
  • Kevin Swords, second row, thirty-six international caps [11]
  • Tom Vinick, centre, three international caps [11]
  • Lin Walton, wing, four international caps [11]
  • Mike Waterman, centre, one international cap [11]
  • Barry Williams wing, five international caps [11]
  • Mark Williams, flyhalf/centre/fullback, thirty-six international caps [11]

Wales

  • Mike Roberts, lock, eight international caps. [12] [13]

First International England 30 - 0 Wales (19 February 1881) Largest win Japan 0 - 98 Wales (26 November 2004) Worst defeat South Africa 96 - 13 Wales (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Welsh rugby union team, as the highest level of Welsh...

References

  1. ^ a b Official BRFC history
  2. ^ Official Super League History
  3. ^ Official Statistics - 2004
  4. ^ Official Statistics - 2005
  5. ^ Official Statistics - 2006
  6. ^ BRFC International Tours
  7. ^ Official BRFC Sponsors
  8. ^ List of BRFC players with international caps
  9. ^ Bob Egerton Player Profile on Classic Wallabies
  10. ^ Jim Yeganagi Player Profile on scrum.com
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Player Profiles on usarugby.org
  12. ^ WRU - "International Legends Celebrate WRU Landmark" 15 December 2005
  13. ^ Mike Roberts Player Profile on SportsStat

External links

Rugby Super League

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