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.
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!
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.
- Video highlights (FogTV/YouTube): Men’s Side
The San Francisco Fog’s B Side squared off against the San Jose Silverhawks on Saturday, January 26, a day of 50 degree temperatures and light drizzle.
In the words of Fog Coach Ken Bousfield, “A great day for rugby was had by all yesterday. The Silverhawks a lot the Fog a few. Many thanks to the Silverhawks in braving the storms and coming out to play. There are always lessons to be learned during all games win, lose or draw. Awesome player turnout!!! Fantastic commitment from all who played to the final whistle.”
The San Francisco Fog will be hosting a Women’s Rugby 101 Clinic on Saturday, January 26, 2008.
Come out and learn the sport that’s known as a hooligan’s game played by gentlemen—and ladies too! The Fog’s Rugby 101 clinic provides an excellent opportunity for newcomers to discover rugby and learn more about one of the most dynamic sports clubs in the Bay Area. At the end of the clinic, participants will get a chance to apply their newfound knowledge of rucks, mauls, scrums, tries and line-outs in a friendly scrimmage.
Make sure to get to the clinic by 10am to give yourself some time to suit up and meet our players. The Rugby 101 Clinic will be from 11am to 1pm at Treasure Island on the corner of Avenue H & 9th Street.
Also make sure to bring the following with you to our clinic:
- Rugby boots (soccer/baseball cleats are OK)
- Knee-high socks
- Lots of enthusiasm
Want to get a headstart? More information about rugby — including our Rookie Primer and an equipment (kit) guide — can be found on the Rugby 101 page.