Beckly and Phillips named Div 3 All Stars

The Northern California Rugby Football Union named Cody Beckley and RJ Phillips to the 2019 NCRFU Division 3 All-Stars.  

Currently, both Beckley and Phillips are starters for Napa Valley RFC in Division 3.  

Napa Valley RFC recently won the NCRFU D3 CHampionship and are headed to the USA Rugby National Championship Series Round of 16 in Boise, ID to face Budd Bay RFC from Olympia, WA.

The Northern California Rugby Football Union named Paul Santinelli the 2019 Ben Parker Inspirational Player of the Year. This award was named for the late Ben Parker, who previously was the President of the NCRFU and is given to the player in recognition for their contributions to the game of rugby on and off the pitch.

Santinelli currently plays for San Francisco Golden Gate RFC as a starter in Division 2 and as a reserve for the Pacific Rugby Premiership side. He is also was the oldest player in history to compete against a Major League Rugby team vs. the MLR Champion Seattle Seawolves in December 2018. He is also the vice chairman of USA Rugby. ■