Memorial matches - Dec 12, 2009

This Saturday, December 12, the Fog Men will host two matches honoring the memories of two larger-than-life rugby players.

The annual Bingham Stein match kicks off at 11:30am with the Fog Men’s A-Side facing off against the Redding Highlanders. The Bingham Stein is a symbol of the first meeting between the two teams, which took place a few weeks after September 11, 2001. Proposing that the match be played in honor of the Fog’s No. 8, Mark Bingham, who lost his life aboard United flight 93, the Highlanders furnished a commemorative beer stein that each year goes home with the winner.

At 1pm the Fog B-Side will play the San Jose Silverhawks in the Mike Sammon Memorial Game, held in honor of the late Mike Sammon, a long time member of the Seahawk rugby family and fixture in the South Bay rugby community for 26 years who passed away in 2006.

Both matches will take place at the Fog Rugby Pitch on Treasure Island.

Fog Men's and Women's matches this Saturday

Come out to Treasure Island this Saturday, December 5, for a day of exciting Fog Rugby matches!

The first kickoff is at 11am, with the Fog Women hosting the South Bay Sequoias in a friendly match.

The afternoon will see the Fog Men facing off against the University of Nevada, Reno. The A Side match kicks off at 1pm with the B Side match to follow.

All matches will take place at the Fog Rugby pitch on Treasure Island.

Double the Fog Rugby fun this weekend!

This weekend offers not one but two exciting opportunities to enjoy a good time with the men and women of Fog Rugby at the LookOut Bar in the Castro.

On Friday, November 20, join us for the Fog Friday Beer Bust where you’ll get all the Budweiser beer you can drink from 6pm to 9:30pm for only $8! Come on out, unwind after a hard work-week, and enjoy a beer with the men and women of Fog Rugby.

Fog Friday Beer Bust

Place: LookOut Bar (corner of 16th and Market Streets, San Francisco)
Date: Friday, November 20
Time: 6:00pm to 9:30pm

On Sunday, November 22, Fog Rugby is back again as the host of Jock Sunday, a weekly afternoon/early evening, high-energy jump fueled by a rotating cast of top name DJs. Packed every Sunday with hot, sweaty, jocular boys — and girls — Jock is all-star! The party starts at 3pm and there’s a suggested $2 donation at the door.

Jock Sunday

Place: LookOut Bar
Date: Sunday, November 22
Time: 3:00pm

Be sure to check out the selection of Fog Rugby T-shirts and hats on sale at both events. We’ll also be raffling off exciting prizes, so don’t miss out!

Groundbreaking ceremony held for Flight 93 memorial

Relatives of the victims of United Airlines flight 93 gathered at the plane’s crash site in western Pennsylvania today, taking part with in a groundbreaking ceremony for a memorial to honor the passengers who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. They were joined by Ken Salazar, US Secretary of the Interior.

Mark Bingham, an early member of the San Francisco Fog, was one of the 38 passengers on that flight. He was 31 years old at the time of the crash.

Fog Rugby hosts two women's championships this weekend

The San Francisco Fog is exceedingly proud to host two top-flight women's rugby tournaments this weekend.

On Friday, November 6, the Women’s Division I Club Championships will kick off, featuring the nation's top women's club teams in pool play. The clubs head into the trophy rounds on Sunday, November 8, culminating in the crowning of the 2009 National D1 Champions.

This weekend also sees the first Women's Premier League (WPL) Championship. Newly introduced for the 2009 club rugby season, the WPL pitted eight top senior women's clubs from across the U.S. against each other in an elite six-week competition.

Hosted by The San Francisco Fog R.F.C. in association with USA Rugby, both events will take place at the Gaelic Athletic Association's field at 11th Street and Avenue E on Treasure Island. Admission is free to all spectators. There will be vendors selling food, refreshments and rugby gear.

UPDATE: Select matches will also be available for live viewing online (as well as replay) via USA Rugby channel. See the schedules below for details.

Match Schedule – Women's D1 Championships

Match Day Time Field Home Team Away Team
1* Friday 9:00am 1 NOVA Seattle
2* Friday 11:00am 1 San Diego Surfers Atlanta
3* Sunday 10:00am 1 Seattle Atlanta
4* Sunday 12:00pm 1 NOVA San Diego Surfers

*Match will be streamed live and available for replay on

UPDATE: In Match 1, NOVA beat Seattle 25-23. In Match 2, the Surfers beat Atlanta 21-10.

Match Schedule – Women's Premier League

Match Day Time Field Home Team Away Team
1 Friday 9:00am 2 Amazons ORSU
2 Friday 11:00am 2 Keystone DC Furies
*3* Friday 1:00 pm 1 Beantown New York
4 Friday 1:00pm 2 Berkeley MN Valkyries
5 Sunday 9:00am 2 ORSU DC Furies
6 Sunday 11:00am 2 Amazons Keystone
7 Sunday 1:00pm 2 Beantown MN Valkyries
*8* Sunday 2:00pm 1 Berkeley New York

*Match will be streamed live and available for replay on

UPDATE: In Match 1, the Amazons beat ORSU 27-20. In Match 2, Keystone beat the Furies 27-5. In Match 3, New York beat Beantown 13-10. In Match 4, Berkeley beat the Valkyries 19-5.