Game by Game Analysis, September 13 @ Gainesville

September 21st, 2014

First match report. Overall Season record 0 Wins, 0 Losses,  1 Tie.

Septemeber 18th-Orlando @ Gainesville, Score 22-22

Orlando Starting XV- Cartaya, Lamont, Cardamone, McGann, Keyzer, Villagra, Dougherty, Kinsley, Jacovetti, Lumbra, Seymor, Hesler, Johnson, Kropp, Browning.

Off to a solid start.
ORFC travelled 24 strong to take on a rather spirited Hogs squad.  For the most part ORFC controlled territorial advantage and time of position but a few lapses in the defense gave the Hogs a couple of hard fought scores.
Kyle McCormick offered a early breath of fresh air coming off the bench, for an early injury, and with a strong run thru the forwards he was able to set Will free for a major score. Well done Kyle and Will. Lumbra and Grant had the backs running both with the foot and in hand.
With trys from Grant Seymour, two from Will Doherty, along with one conversions and 1 penalty kick from Sam Nelson and a conversion from Gunner Johnson the Griffins beat a tie out of the Gainesville Hogs on their home pitch.
Chase Alley, Kyle McCormick, Terry Keiser and Gunner Johnson all saw their first action in a Griffins uniform. Congratulations fellas. If yesterday was any indication all of you will be wearing the colors for years to come.
At the end of the day a pretty good showing for out first match of the fall. The result was pretty much as expected as everybody shook of the rust and endured the relentless heat and humidity
Thanks to JD Flynn and Mark “Frenchie” Ourtaau” and the young ladies who made the trip to support the lads.

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Septemeber 11th Practice at Blue Jacket Park

September 10th, 2014

Training on Thursday 09-11-2014 will be at Blue Jacket Park starting at 630pm.

We will be doing a walk-thru in preparation for Saturday (kick offs, lineouts, penalties, etc.).
Please try and be on time as we have a lot to cover before 8pm.

At 8pm we will retire to Whiskey Dicks for team selection and some wings.
Anyone traveling this weekend should be CIPP’d by then and have met with Murph regarding dues.

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Orlando vs Gainesville and Ginnie Springs

September 10th, 2014

September 13th will be the first friendly of the 2014-2015 Men’s season for Orlando Rugby. The Griffens will travel to the Gainesville Hogs and have a 12:30 kickoff at Squirrel Ridge Park. The team will meet at 8:30 am to carpool to the match, leaving from the Dr. Phillips LA Fitness. All players who plan on playing in this weekends match should be CIPP’d on and have signed the USA Waiver of Eligibility. After the match Orlando will join the home team for beers while getting prepared for the overnight camping trip at Ginnie Springs. Please bring all necessary equipment, mouthguard, rugby boots, tape, white rugby shorts, and all camping gear. The price for Ginnie Springs admission is $21 per person and to rent a tube the cost is $6. You will need these funds to enter the park and stay the night. All players are invited to join in on the fun and good luck to the Men at the match. 2..3.. Orlando!!!

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Orlando Rugby Season Kickoff Party!

September 2nd, 2014

Tonight, Septemeber 2, all returning and prospective players will meet at Whiskey Dick’s downtown from 7pm – 9pm. This meeting will be the kickoff event for the 2014-2015 season. It will allow all players to fill out any necessary forms and pay any current dues outstanding to the club (player dues $225). It will also allow for players to sign up on USARUGBY.ORG and fill out the online profile required for CIPP Registration. Please bring either cash or check for your player dues (or a plan to pay in installments) as well as your “A” Drinking Game. See you all there!

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CIPP is open!! Get er’ Done!!

August 21st, 2014

Its that time of the year again, CIPP Registration is now open to all current and prospective club members. Just click here, usarugby, to start the process. This needs to be done before you can ever step on the field for ORFC. Our first match is on September 13th at Gainesville where the team will also camp over night at the Springs. Practice is currently underway at Blue Jacket Park and the start of the season bash will be held on Septemeber 2nd, 7pm at Whiskey Dick’s. All players should attend this function and be prepared to bring Team Dues.

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