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September 23, 2017

Newport Rugby returns to Fort Adam’s State Park on September 9th

Photo Credit: Newport Rugby Football Club

Newport Rugby Club set to kick off 37th year of competition on September 9th


Newport Rugby returns to Fort Adam’s State Park this Saturday at 1 pm with a clash against New Hampshire powerhouse, Amoskeag, to kick off their 2017 season.

Coming off a successful season that took Newport to the New England Championship title game, the club has high expectations ahead of their 9-game season.  President, Chris Behan believes the coaching appointment of Brian Moore will give Newport a significant advantage.  “Brian’s 18-years of experience as a championship winning coach combined with an intimate understanding of the Newport Rugby Club makes him the perfect choice to propel the team to higher levels”, said Behan.

Coming off a successful season that took Newport to the New England Championship title game, the club has high expectations ahead of their 9-game season.  President, Chris Behan believes the coaching appointment of Brian Moore will give Newport a significant advantage.  “Brian’s 18-years of experience as a championship winning coach combined with an intimate understanding of the Newport Rugby Club makes him the perfect choice to propel the team to higher levels”, said Behan.

 

Moore founded and served as head coach of Bishop Hendricken High School rugby since 2000, leading them to several junior New England Championships.  Moore also coached University of Rhode Island’s men’s and women’s rugby teams, which included a National Collegiate Championship in 2006.

 

Moore said of his appointment, “I am thrilled to be returning to Newport Rugby where I started as a player.  The opportunity to give back to the club and work with a talented group of guys is wonderful.”  With several key veteran players on the verge of retirement Moore is prepared for the challenge ahead.  “The club will field a highly experienced and skilled team comprised of both international and local players, several of which have played with Newport for many years.  My role is to bring them together as a playing group and keep them fit and focused throughout the season.”

 

The League season runs until mid-November against premier Division 2 clubs from New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.

2017 Schedule

  • September 2: Amoskeag (NH)*
  • September 16: @ Boston (MA)
  • September 23: Hartford (CT)*
  • September 30: @ South Shore (MA)
  • October 14: @ Mystic River (MA)
  • October 21: Boston Irish Wolfhounds (MA)*
  • October 28: Portland (ME)*
  • November 4: @ Worcester (MA)
  • November 11: Albany (NY)*

 

* All homes games start at 1:00 pm at Fort Adams State Park

For more information contact www.newportrugby.com.

 

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