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Big Game This Saturday

posted Apr 9, 2014, 7:58 AM by bill blackett


The biggest game of the season is this Saturday at 1:00 against our across the river rivals - The Charlotte Royals.

This is not the Royals of old.  They have been recruiting and practicing, and they  beat us quite soundly last Fall.

Be ready for some hard hitting rugby action.

Players be there by noon in order to get geared up and assigned positions.

Location of Field:
WA Bess Elementary School
4340 Beaty Rd, Gastonia, NC

Post Game Social:
Friends Bar & Grill
16 N. Main Street Belmont, NC

Game Change!

posted Mar 21, 2014, 3:56 PM by Bill Blackett

Change of plans Ruggers:

Rather than playing at Davidson College this weekend, we will be having a scrimmage game against the Charlotte Barbarians in Gastonia at WA Bess Elementary school at 1:00 tomorrow, Saturday, 3/23.

Savannah Tournament Information

posted Mar 5, 2014, 12:49 PM by Bill Blackett   [ updated Mar 6, 2014, 1:56 PM ]


Here is the information for this weekend.  You might want to bookmark this page on your smart phone.


La Quinta Inn Savannah Midtown
6805 Abercorn St., Savannah, GA
(912) 355-3004


Daffin Park, Savannah, GA
Located between Waters Ave. and Victory Dr.

Bill’s Cell #: 704-853-9218

First Game:

10:00 AM - vs. Ken Ton Misfits

Practice Location Change

posted Feb 27, 2014, 6:40 AM by Bill Blackett

Due to field availability, we are now practicing at Davis Park in Belmont.

Practices are held on Wednesdays at 6:00 PM throughout the season.

Bring a change of clothes, as we always go to Friends Bar & Grill for post practice pints.

Details for 2/22 Game @ Greenville - B Side

posted Feb 19, 2014, 10:19 AM by Bill Blackett

Here are the details for Saturday  -

Greenville vs Life D2 ( matrix ) KO @ 1:00 PM
Greenville B vs Gaston_ KO @ 2:30 ish PM

The pitch is located on Furman University's campus ( as in the past ). They will have a MT from St.Francis Sports Medicine on hand as well to tape ankles / look at any injuries before, during, and after the matches. They are supposed to have a tent setup.
Directions / Address for the pitch: - scroll down to the bottom of this webpage for directions / map to the pitch coming from Charlotte or Asheville area

 - The address ( for GPS's ) is:

Furman University - Timmon's Arena
Duncan Chapel Rd -  Entrance
Greenville, SC 29613

After match Social / Directions:
They will hosting a social afterwards which is in the middle of Downtown Greenville and all are welcome:

Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria ( Upstairs Bar Area )
25 West Washington Street
Greenville, SC  29601

* Free parking is on parking deck across the street from Barley's *
Here is a Google map link from our pitch to the social at Barley's -,or.&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=barley%27s+greenville&fb=1&gl=us&hq=barley%27s+greenville&hnear=barley%27s+greenville&cid=0,0,14937523544528469359&ei=D7htTYmZJMygtge01LXLBQ&sa=X&oi=local_result&ct=image&resnum=2&ved=0CBwQnwIwAQ

Saturday Feb 8th Game v. Charlotte B-Side

posted Feb 5, 2014, 5:45 AM by Bill Blackett


We are playing Charlotte B-Side this Saturday @ 1:00 at WA Bess Elementary School in Gastonia.  Post Game Social is at Friends Bar & Grill in Belmont.

WA Bess Elementary School:
4340 Beaty Rd
Gastonia, NC 28056

Friends Bar & Grill:
16 N Main St
Belmont, NC 28012

Dues! Dues! Dues

posted Feb 4, 2014, 11:59 AM by Bill Blackett

Brother Ruggers,

If you have not yet paid your dues for this season, please seek out and find our club Treasurer, Allen LeCroy.  Dues are $50/season.  If you need to pay a little at a time, that is fine.

Game Schedule and Practice Location Updates

posted Jan 23, 2014, 10:03 AM by Bill Blackett

Please review the Spring 2014 schedule, and note the following changes:

1.  Our game against Wingate on 2/15 has been cancelled. 
2. We have added a game on 3/15 in Morganton against UNCC's B side.  There is a High School rugby game on the same field immediately prior to our game.
3. We had to change practice locations due to field availability.  We are now practicing at Belmont Middle School in downtown Belmont.

Spring 2014 Schedule Posted

posted Jan 9, 2014, 1:31 PM by Bill Blackett


Thanks to our new Match Secretary, Fletcher Ross, the Spring 2014 schedule has been set and I have posted it to the website.  We will have no fewer than 10 Saturdays of rugby action between January 25th and the end of April.

We have two big road trips this Spring:  1 to the St. Patrick's Day Tournament in Savannah and another to watch the USA Eagles in a qualification match for the World Cup against Uruguay outside Atlanta.

We keep the schedule updated on the website, and you can also check the SERRS website for verification:

Wednesday Night Workouts Resume

posted Jan 6, 2014, 12:01 PM by Bill Blackett

Wednesday Night Workouts resume in Gastonia this week.

6:00 PM at North Belmont Park: 3110 Hickory Grove Road, Gastonia, NC 28056

At these workout sessions, we concentrate on fitness and ball handling.  A couple of us get there early to practice kicking, and we are usually done by 7:00.

We ALWAYS go to Friends Bar in downtown Belmont afterwards, so bring a change of clothes.

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