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Colusa County Rugby Uncorks Napa to Win Northern California Rugby Union Season Opener


Colusa Defeats Napa 24-14

Colusa County Rugby Football Club (CCRFC) defeated Napa in a come from behind victory on January 10, 2015 by a score of 24-14. CCRFC opened their Northern California Rugby Football Union (NCRFU) league play at home in Colusa this past Saturday.

Colusa gave up a three-point lead in the closing minutes of the first half to go down by a score of 14-10. Michael “Pono” Ohumukini scored both first half trys, but did not convert points.

CCRFC’s physical style of rugby prevented Napa from scoring opportunity in the second half. Daniel Powers scored fifteen minutes into the second half and converted points to put Colusa up 17-14 with 25 minutes remaining. With 12 minutes remaining, Pomo Saulque scored and converted points to press Napa 24-14 to the end.

CCRFC travels to Mendocino on Saturday, January 17, 2015 to face the Mendocino Steam Donkeys at Pomolita Field in Ukiah, CA.

CCRFC returns home on January 31, 2015 for an NCRFC SuperSite Match, with six teams playing in Colusa at Egling Middle School, starting at 11:00 am PST. Vendors will be onsite selling food, beverages, apparel and massage therapy. VIP Tents are available for $100 donation to CCRFC.

Colusa County Rugby Football Club (C.C.R.F.C., Inc.) has been in existence since 1973. We are educating the community on a great sport and encourage everyone to participate in a fun and rigorous athletic activity. CCRFC has a mission to get more people playing rugby and educate our community through outreach. We actively work with the Colusa community to develop a long lasting rugby tradition. These programs involve many people of all athletic talents, sizes and shapes. In addition to strengthening our organization, we are actively putting programs in place to recruit youth to the sport of rugby.

Submitted by: Paul Santinelli – Photo by: Chris Huffman

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