Fog Men vs. Mendocino - Jan 16

The Fog Men will try to capitalize on the momentum of last week’s victory as they face Mendocino Steam Donkeys this Saturday, January 16, on Treasure Island.

Last Saturday the Fog pleased crowds with a narrow 23-21 win over Berkeley in their first game of the 2010 NCRFU league season.

This Saturday’s game schedule is as follows:

Match 1: Berkeley A vs. Aptos - 11:30 am kick-off
Match 2: Fog B vs. Berkeley B/Aptos - 1:00 pm kick-off
Match 3: Fog A vs. Mendocino - 2:30 pm kick-off

Fog Men's season opener this Saturday

Need some inspiration to help you stick to your new year’s resolutions of getting in shape? Start the year off right by coming out to support Fog Rugby in their season opener.

The Fog Men face Berkeley this Saturday, Jan 9, in their first Northern California Rugby Football Union (NCRFU) Division III match of the 2010 season.

The A-side match kicks off at 1pm at the Fog Rugby Pitch, with a B-side match to follow at 2:30pm.

Rugby star Gareth Thomas comes out as gay

Gareth Thomas

Former international rugby star Gareth Thomas became the first openly gay top-level rugby player after coming out in an interview with British newspaper The Daily Mail.

The 35-year-old Thomas, Wales’ most-capped player after appearing in 100 tests*, retired from internationals after the 2007 World Cup, but still plays for Welsh provincial side Cardiff Blues.

Read more about Gareth Thomas coming out in CNN and WalesOnline.

* Translation: Thomas was a member of the Welsh national team on 100 occasions against other teams in international competition.

Get ready for Fog Rugby in 2010!

The Fog Men will take a brief holiday break before launching into league play early next year.

This week’s Thursday night (12/24) training will be replaced by voluntary Christmas Eve touch rugby at Fog Rugby’s Treasure Island pitch.

Next week, the men will hold a regular training session on Tuesday, December 29, followed by a “Christmas and New Year’s Spectacular All-Welsh Pub Crawl” (further details available that night at training). Training is suspended on New Year’s Eve (Thursday, December 31).

Fog Rugby will be ringing in the New Year on Saturday, January 2, with a pre-season A-side vs. B-Side trial game at 1pm, January 2, on Treasure Island.

Regular training resumes on January 5 in preparation for the first league game of the 2010 season on Saturday, January 9, against Berkeley on Treasure Island.

White Hot Christmas Bingo with Fog Rugby and the Sisters

Grab your beach towels (?!) on Wednesday, December 16 and celebrate the holidays with Fog Rugby at White HOT Christmas Bingo, a benefit for Tenderloin Tessie’s and the SFFD Local 798 Toy Drive presented by The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

In addition to feasting your eyes on a special performance by Fog ruggers, you can win big money at the games, haul home great prizes from the raffle, and show off your “holiday package” in the tropical swimsuit competition! Not your ordinary bingo…not your ordinary holiday…who knew winter could be this hot?! Learn more at www.sistersbingo.com.

Bring a new, unwrapped toy/gift (for infants to 12-year-olds) for the toy drive and get 10 free raffle tickets! They are especially looking for gifts for older children (sporting goods & bath/body products).

Place: Green Room at the War Memorial Building (401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco)
Date: Wednesday, December 16
Time: 7:00pm to 10:00pm