Colusa Improves to 2-0 in NorCal Rugby Football Union
Colusa County Rugby Football Club (CCRFC) defeated the Mendocino Steam Donkeys in Mendocino on January 17, 2015 by a score of 34-0. CCRFC improves to 2-0 in the Northern California Rugby Football Union (NCRFU) league play.
Colusa scored first and often on a somewhat “wet and sloppy” pitch in Mendocino. CCRFC had solid play anchored by flanker Daniel Powers, who scored twice on the day. A total of six tries were scored on the day – Powers (2), Matt Huffman (1), Mitchell Barsotti (1), Gerardo Para (1) and Ardy Farhangdoost.
CCRFC’s physical defense stopped two of Mendocino’s top players, Luke Kuhns and Aifala Afusia. Defensively, Nico Valencia, powered through a long, muddy day with some of the finest rugby tackles. Colusa Captain, Cody Beckely said, “playing in these conditions makes it feel like a 120 minute match versus an 80 minute match.”
Submitted by: Paul Santinelli