FOG RUGBY CONTINUES STRONG PACE ON DAY 2
It was the second day of the three-day Bingham Cup® tournament, but the story remained the same with rugby-esque weather and three wins in four matches by the San Francisco Fog. The Fog second side successfully securing a spot among the final 8 teams in the Plate bracket, while the Fog first side advanced to the Cup bracket and are among the final four teams vying for the Bingham Cup heading into the final day.
SF Fog 1st Side 22 - Dublin Emerald Warriors 0
The Fog’s 1st XV started their day against Dublin, the home team and organizers of the 2008 Bingham Cup® tournament. Faced with determined play by the Emerald Warriors as well as a strong fan base adorning the sidelines, the Fog went to work with technically sound rugby en route to a victory in the last match of pool play.
SF Fog 2nd Side 0 - NYC Gotham Knights 39
The Fog’s 2nd side ended their pool play competition with another hard-fought battle against perennial powerhouse from New York. Though beset by a few injuries, the Fog never gave them an easy time during their 40 minutes on the pitch and held their heads high with continued strong rugby play.
PLATE BRACKET - Round 1
SF Fog 2nd Side 39 - NYC Gotham Knights 2nd Side 0
With all of their hard work in their first three matches behind them, the Fog’s 2nd XV erupted in their fourth match in an emphatic victory over New York’s B-side, featuring numerous breakaways and sprints toward the try line by the Fog’s back line, as well as hard crashes and rucks by the Fog’s forwards.
CUP BRACKET - Round 1
SF Fog 1st Side 29 - Los Angeles Rebellion 5
Similar to the Bingham Cup® in 2006, the Fog 1st side squared off against West Coast rivals the Los Angeles Rebellion in the quarter finals of the Cup bracket. The Fog again went to work, as both props crashed through the Rebellion line for tries, and the Fog back line ran up and down the field for additional scores.
The Fog 2nd side plays against the Chicago Dragons in the quarter-final match of the Plate bracket. The Fog 1st side plays against the London Kings Cross Steelers in the semi-final match of the Cup bracket, with the Sydney Convicts playing against the New York Gotham Knights in the other semi-final match.
Day Three headline results will be posted at the end of Sunday’s matches (15 June 2008), while the full results will be posted on Monday, 16 June 2008.