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Friday, May 30, 2008

Hawaii Rugby News

Been busy and out of touch recently, but here's some Hawaii rugby news:


A fundraiser for the upcoming Hawaii State Rugby Union Select Side tour to Utah in July.

Donation: $10
What you get: Pupu & Beer (Pupu, for you non-Hawaii people, means appetizers)
When: Friday, May 30th (today, so hurry and read this), 6:00 pm - midnight
Where: Puerto Rican Hall, 1249 N. School St., in Kalihi (below the Mexican restaurant)

Hawaii Harlequins Rugby Tournament

October 23 - 25, 2008
Kapiolani Park, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

This used to be one of the premier rugby tournaments in the country, with a diverse and international group of teams. When I first moved to Hawaii I showed up at the park with my cleats and picked up several games. I believe I played for one team from Australia and a team from Japan (but I could be mistaken, as that was many beers/years ago). I'll post more info as I find out. Definitely put this on your colander, though.

Hawaii State Rugby Union Meeting

November 15, 2008
Let's kick off the new season with even bigger and better things than we accomplished this year!

Kalihi Raiders Rugby Tournament

December 5 - 6, 2008
Kapiolani Park
This was a great little local tournament this past year, so expect the same or better this year. Definitely worth watching, and a great place to meet many of the local rugby crowd. It helped get me turned back on to rugby last year.

Hawaii State Rugby Union - Season Begins

January 24, 2009
Kapiolani Park

What a great season this year turned out to be. Thanks to Ma'afu (David Wendt), Union President, for all his hard work, and for all the hard work and dedication from all the teams, players, coaches, officials, fans, and supporters. Let's build on this year and make next year even better. Woo Hoo!!

Hawaii State Rugby Union

And remember, proceeds from sales of Adopt-A-Rugger and Hug-A-Rugger merchandise will be donated to USA Rugby to help the cause of rugby in the U.S.

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