Fog vs. Stanislaus, March 1

On the first day of March, the Fog Men continued on their 2008 season, traveling for two hours into the central valley for a league match against the Stanislaus Harlots in Modesto, CA. The game proved to be a well-fought high-scoring affair, as the Fog scored more tries than in any previous league match in history. Though the final outcome showed the Harlots as the victors, the Fog emerged with a renewed sense of vigor that is sure to emanate in future matches.

Shortly after, the Fog B-Side continued on their progression towards pre-eminence, scoring a hard-fought try towards the end of the contest. A great time was had by all of the players and supporters.

Mission vs. Fog - February 23

After a three-week hiatus, the Fog Men welcomed Mission RFC, a formidable NCRFU Division III opponent, to its home pitch on Treasure Island for the second match of the Men’s 2008 Season. The match was close for the first 40 minutes, with Mission pulling away with the victory in the end.

Shortly after, the up-and-coming Fog B-Side, victors of their last match three weeks earlier, squared off against the San Jose Mauraders B-Side on the same pitch, and a great time was had by all amidst the harsh weather conditions.

Ben Susau, 1987-2008

BEN SUSAU (Photo: Dave Santos)

It is with regret and deep sorrow that we report that Ben Susau, a winger for the San Francisco Fog RFC for the past two years, has unexpectedly passed away in Hawaii.

The Fog was the first club to give “Little Ben” an unequivocal taste of rugby, and he loved both the sport and the team immensely.

In the words of Fog member Hugh Keelan:

There was nothing little about Ben, either in presence or in spirit. On the field, he was a big-hearted, fearless, speedy winger; off the field, he had the biggest grin this side of Fiji.

I feel some comfort in knowing that where Ben has gone he’s now in the company of the Fog’s finest: Mark Bingham, Mark Rumple, Darrin Perry, Tim Fox. Those boys will look after him well. I reckon that together they’ll all be playing the game that’s played in heaven.

Rest in peace, Little Ben. We will miss you tremendously.

Fog Fridays Beer Bust! February 22 @ 6pm

The San Francisco Fog is bringing back Fog Fridays with the first beer bust of many in the 2008 year!

On Friday, February 22, come out to The LookOut Bar at 3600 16th Street (where the Metro Bar used to be), to enjoy all the Budweiser beer you can drink from 6pm to 10pm for only 8 dollars! The Fog will also be selling clothing merchandise (including t-shirts and hats) and holding a raffle with exciting prizes! On top of that, the Fog will be showing its most popular videos from its FogTV YouTube channel on their big screen TVs! And did we mention there will be LOTS of rugby players to hang out with?

Come on out, unwind after a hard work week, and enjoy a beer with us!

Fog vs. Aptos - February 2

The Fog opened their NCRFU Division III 2008 men’s season against the Aptos Beach Dogs on a Saturday defined by temperatures in the high 40’s, moderate winds and light rain.

Amidst the harsh weather and muddy pitch, the Fog brought its A game among their players, coaches and supporters in what proved to be a very engaging match, resulting in a final score of Aptos 18, Fog 5.

Shortly after, the Fog B Side, who braced the elements for hours before, played in the seconds match and prevailed with a hard-fought win.