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Tuesday, 9 July 2013

7s Western Qualifier: Kansas City

This past weekend, Ramblers traveled to our second seven's western
qualifier round. We traveled with 22 players entering two teams in the
Kansas City Tournament.

Primus Pool: Western Qualifier

Denver Barbarians
Kansas City Blues
Dallas Harlequins
Austin EL Azul
St. Louis Ramblers A

Secundus Pool: Open Side

Blues Brothers
K-State/ Ft. Riley
Arkansas Gryphons
Columbia Outlaw
St. Louis Ramblers B

Our day began at 9:20 am kick off with Primus playing Denver
Barbarians who took 4th place in the nationals last year. The first
half was quite a battle with Ramblers drawing first blood with our
scrumhalf, Jimmy Harrison, scoring our first try in the corner.
Although we played a great first half, our missed tackles prevailed
where the Barbarians came back with 2 immediate tries before the end
of the first half with the score of 5 -14. The second half was much of
the same with multiple mistakes where the Barbarians capitalized;
scoring 4 more tries to end our first game with the score of 5 – 36.

Our second game was against the Kansas City Blues who won the 7's
Houston western qualifier tournament just two weeks ago. We came out
firing with 2 quick tries from Harrison (scrumhalf) and Kreitler
(hooker) to put us up 10 – 0. With only 1 minute left of the first
half, Blues scored a try on us to end the half with a score of 10 – 7.
The momentum shifted in the second half where the Blues scored 2
additional tries, which gave the Blues a win with a score of 10 – 19;
giving us our second loss of the day.

Our third game in our pool was against the Dallas Harlequins. We
started really slow with Harlequins scoring 3 tries on us ending the
first half with 0 – 17. The second half was different where we were
resilient to score 2 tries from Harrison (Scrumhalf) and Buschbacher
(Winger), but the time limited us to score giving the final score of
14 – 22.

Our fourth and final game of our pool match was against Austin EL Azul
who blew us out in Houston. It was different this time, since we have
played them before so we played against them differently. We were able
to adjust to our attacks both offensively and defensively. Kreitler
(Hooker) scored for us in the first half putting them on their heels
in the first half. However, our mistakes continued as they capitalized
on it with 2 tries to end the first half with a score of 5 – 12. We
came out the second half strong with Walton (Prop) scoring a quick
try, but missed our conversion to tie the game. Again, 1 minute left
of the game, they scored around the corner with no time left in
regulation. The final score was 10 – 19.

Although we loss 4 games in our pool, we were very positive. We felt
that there were progression on this team compared to our last
tournament in Houston. In fact, Gregg Jarvis, 7's Head Coach of West,
said "we are almost there".

Congratulations to Jimmy Harrison because he was invited to west camp in Denver.

Secundus on the other hand ended the day with 1 win and 3 losses. Here
are the results:

Blues Brothers – Loss (7 – 27)
K-State/ Ft. Riley – Loss (14 – 41)
Arkansas Gryphons – Loss (7 – 27)
Columbia Outlaw – Win (28 – 15)

Thank you to all the players that traveled with us. As we progress, we
will continue to elevate as a team so we can be in contention in the
west. This exposure will only make us better rugby players, and to
realize what we need to do to get there.

Our next 7's western qualifying round is in Denver on 7/20/2013.

 

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Tuesday, 25 June 2013

7s Western Qualifier: Houston

Our summer 7s is officially in full swing. After our win in Belle
Vegas defending our title, Primus traveled to Houston for our first
western qualifying round.

We traveled with 12 players. We had 8 rookies and 4 players that were
veterans. The day in Houston started at around 9:30 am with teams
competing at the higher level of 7's to advance to the nationals.
Ramblers' first competition was against Fort Worth. We played well
against this team that was ranked in our west conference from last
year. Our tackles were impeccable and our passing was crisp. We were
able to give it to our play makers as we attacked both sides of the
playing field. Our efforts were cut short due to time and loss our
first match of the day 7 – 12.

Our second opponent was against Woodland Exiles. It was their first
match of the day. We competed well against a team full of ex-football
players with speed and aggression. Our end result was a loss with the
score of 0 – 45.

Our third match of the day was against Austin Blues. They were fast
and furious with a lot of stutter steps that put us on our heels. We
loss this match with the final score of 7 – 56.

Although the end results does not reflect the way we play, but with
new faces on the team we held our own. Our lacked of experiences were
apparent at this level. However, we will continue to work on issues of
basic fundamentals and other take away from this past weekend to
develop our team to synchronize for upcoming western qualifying rounds
in Kansas City and Denver.

Excellent job to all that traveled with us on this trip. The exposure
at this level will give our players better experiences to become
better rugby players and know how to compete at this level. We must
continue to work hard so we can contend to the highest level of rugby.

Cheers,

Coach

 

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Monday, 3 June 2013

Bellevegas 7s: 6/1/2013

A-side started strong against Rowdies B and Sunday Morning in the first 2 matches, but struggled against U of I in the 3rd pool play match.  U of I was a very fast, fit team that moved the ball well.  U of I scored their tries by beating the Rambers on the corners and the Ramblers could not capitalize on penalties within the U of I 22 meter line.  The Ramblers struggled in the beginning against Eureka (Royals) in the semi-finals, but a punch thrown by a Eureka player (after Alex Deguire had an excellent ruck) in the second half led to a red card and an advantage for the Ramblers.  We were able to capitalize on the 1 man advantage and win the game by 2 tries. In the final match against the Bombers, the Ramblers went into the second half down 12-5.  We then scored two key tries, followed by a Bomber try late in the second half to tie the match, 17-17.  In OT, the Rambler line came up flat and made a quick tackle forcing a rushed pass by the Bombers that was picked off by Jimmy Harrison.  Jimmy then made a 50 meter run for the game winning try.
 
B side went 0-3 for the day, but not without showing great potential.  The B side's first match was against a very experienced Bombers squad, making it difficult for many of the newer players to adjust  The other 2 losses came from the Rowdies A side and Eureka.  Despite going 0-3, everyone got playing time, including 2 brand new players.
      
It was a very wet and slippery day, but cool weather made it an enjoyable day of 7s.

 

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Wednesday, 15 May 2013

2013 Player Goals

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Wednesday, 15 May 2013

2013 Coaches Evaluation

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Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Rambler Awards

2012-2013 Season

USA Rugby Hall of Fame: Harry Langenberg
MVP: Justin Vogt
Rookie Of The Year: Antony Woensdregt
Scott "Yuk" Herrell Player's Player Award: Patrick Keeven
Coach's Award: Ryan Lane

2011-2012 Season

MVP: Chris Walton
Rookie Of The Year: Nick Leaver
Scott "Yuk" Herrell Player's Player Award: Patrick Keeven
Coach's Award: Eric Livingston

2010-2011 Season

USA Rugby Hall of Fame: Keith Seaber
MVP: Patrick Conaty
Rookie Of The Year: Chris Walton
Scott "Yuk" Herrell Player's Player Award: Patrick Keeven
Coach's Award: Jeff O'Donnell

2009-2010 Season

MVP: Adam Schmitt
Rookie Of The Year: Ben McDowell
Scott "Yuk" Herrell Player's Player Award: Colin Heath
Coach's Award: Colin Heath

2008-2009 Season

MVP: Justin Vogt
Rookie Of The Year: Alex Vogt
Scott "Yuk" Herrell Player's Player Award: Patrick Conaty
Coach's Award: Brian Haley

2007-2008 Season

MVP: Eric Livingston
Rookie Of The Year: Tommy Flynn
Scott "Yuk" Herrell Player's Player Award: Patrick Keeven

2006-2007 Season

MVP: Chris Hrdina

2004 Season

MVP: Jeff Mahoney
Rookie Of The Year: Justin Vogt
Most Improved Player: Leo Polson

1992 Season

MVP: David Dalton

1990 Season

MVP: David Dalton

1977 Season

Rookie Of The Year: Kevin Stubbs

1974 Season

Secundus MVP: Denny "The Fly" Collins
Secundus Rookie Of The Year: Denny "The Fly" Collins

1973 Season

Secundus MVP: Bill Elmore

1972 Season

Secundus Rookie Of The Year: Bill Elmore

 

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Thursday, 31 January 2013

Winter Trivia 2013

Doors open at 6:30pm, Trivia starts at 7pm

• Beer & Wine • BYO Cocktails & Food • Silent Auction •

St Xavier’s College Church • 3628 Lindell Blvd
(on the St Louis University Campus)

$300/table ($30/person)*
10 Person Teams

Reserve your table with early payment!

Click for a PDF version of the flyer

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Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Keith Seaber, U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Inductee

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Friday, 3 August 2012

Raise Money by Going to Schnucks

Help the Ramblers raise money when shopping.

By signing up for and using your eSrcipt card. Schnucks will donate money back to the Rambler rugby club. Simply swipe your eScrip card each time you shop at Schnucks swipe  and money goes back to the club.

Click here, for more details on how to activate your escript card

 

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Friday, 3 August 2012

Missouri 7s Champions

Ramblers 7s defeat Bombers 33-14 in the final of the Missouri 7s League

 

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