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Presenting rugby: a lot of tackling, a lot of motion

Original post made on Feb 23, 2011

Rugby is catching on in the San Ramon Valley since the start of the Danville Oaks Rugby Football Club four years ago. This season, which kicked off Jan. 30, has more than 180 players, ages 6 to 18, with up to 20 coaches.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 1:54 PM

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Posted by Hal Bailey
a resident of Alamo
on Feb 23, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Dear Dolores,

Our trip to Paris in Fall 2007 included the world rugby championships with most of the celebration across the river (Trocadero) from the Eiffel Tower's large Screen TV. Love the sport because of its constant action and challenge to determine what was going on. Locally, UC and St. Mary's had national top ranked teams for women and men. I was able to watch a game via a computer feed among those teams. Great fun.

Thanks for the article and information. Think I will start enjoying some local play!

Great stuff!


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Posted by Scott Edgington
a resident of Danville
on Feb 24, 2011 at 7:17 am

As a parent of an 11 year old player, The Danville Oaks has been a wonderful addition to the sports aspect to Danville and our family. Rob and his team of coaches have done an excellent and professional job of building the program. As was mentioned in the article, there are many more "positive interactions" between the teams (and parents) with rugby. The teams socialize, and typically there will be a BBQ put on by the hosting club for the parents and players of the visiting team. Having a daughter who's been a top player within Mustang and having spent so many years supporting the soccer program, we have found this experience a fantastic addition. Also, from my own experience, people will end up playing rugby their entire life as it becomes a bit of a fraternal thing. I have friends who played in college, and at age 55are still out playing in the parks.

This is a great confidence builder for the boys and girls, and there is a position on the field for every shape and size child. If you have kids in the age range I hope you will come check out the Danville Oaks!


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Posted by mark h
a resident of Danville
on Feb 24, 2011 at 9:27 am

I am glad to see rugby come to light. this is a great program here in danville and rob has done an outstanding job of moving this program forward. my sons play rugby and they love it. they like the idea of playing the sport hard and then when the games over both teams get together and party. all players play and encouraged and taught to play the right way.

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Posted by Doug
a resident of Danville
on Mar 10, 2011 at 11:06 pm

Oaks Rugby - Friday Night Lights - Home Matches vs SFGG
Tomorrow at 6:30pm, Varsity
Mustang Soccer Complex

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