The San Francisco Fog hosted the seventh annual Bingham Stein game between the San Francisco Fog Men’s Side and the Redding/Shasta Highlanders on Saturday, December 15, 2007.
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 that match be played in honor of 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.
Though Redding was victorious in the first few contests, lately the Fog has been racking up its share of wins. This time, the Fog prevailed 27-18, retaining the Stein for the second year in a row.
The San Francisco Fog Rugby Football Club extends its wishes for a wonderful holiday season to the members of the International Gay Rugby Association & Board (IGRAB), the Northern California Rugby Football Union, and to the worldwide rugby community and beyond.
On Saturday, December 8, the Fog traveled many hours down to sunny San Diego to contest against the Los Angeles Rebellion and the San Diego Armada, both members of IGRAB (the International Gay Rugby Association & Board). Besides being a great day full of rugby, it was a pivotal moment for our new recruits, who got a real taste of what it’s like to be part of the Fog. Our thanks to all those who supported the Fog in this event!
Photos of the tournament can be found in our Fog Picture Galleries.
Both the Fog Men and the Fog B Side squared off against our NCRFU rivals Berkeley RFC this past Saturday. The Fog Men played with tremendous effort, albeit with a final score of Berkeley’s four tries to the Fog Men’s one. The Fog B Side’s play was amazing to behold, as they continued to show improved understanding of the game and better technique, scoring two superb tries against the same Berkeley squad.
The Fog Men’s side contested against a far-from-home University of Nevada at Reno team in its second friendly match of the 2007-08 pre-season. The sides matched up evenly throughout the game, scoring two converted tries apiece. Despite several last-minute chances to pull ahead from both teams, the final score remained 14-14.
Shortly afterwards, the Fog B-Side squared off against the same UN-Reno team for its first friendly since the summer break. The B-Side fielded numerous newcomers in this fixture and played with remarkable coherency and lots of heart, winning the match in spirit and brotherhood regardless of the final point count.