SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Stampede men’s rugby has proven it’s the top team in its league.
In two week’s time, the squad will know where it stands against national competition.
The Stampede is one of 16 squads to qualify for the Division III 2013 Emirates Airline National Club Championships. The first round of the competition will take place May 18-19 in Virginia Beach, Va., and the final four is scheduled to take place June 1-2 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Glendale, Colo..
In their final exhibition match, Saratoga Men's Rugby Team set the pace from the start with a "finish strong" attitude. This would cap off the last game before heading off toward a National Championship. It seemed only fitting to go up against New London RFC, the team that gave them one of the most competitive and tightly fought matches in the 2012 Fall Season. The outcome of this game ended with Saratoga narrowly defeating New London RFC 29-17.Read more...
It's Official! After many years of calling Trotters our official home, the Saratoga Men's team have officially teamed up with Saratoga's longest running bar and restaurant, The Parting Glass, in an effort to provide the team with a place to frequent and celebrate their upcoming accomplishments. This will be the new venue of after game festivities, the place for team dinners, as well be a nice place where rugby players from all around the area can come and socialize. In order to create a rugby style culture in a city that is proud of its patrons, the club must first have a home base where it can come together as a unit, and support the local pubs and restaurants. Now the team can finally begin to foster a winning rugby culture in the one the most prestigious establishments in the area. A major thanks to the teams Dir. Of Sponsorship (Chip Derrick) for making this all happen. This is a major moment for the club, and as a thank you, the team will come support the pub and bring home a championship this spring!
As a club, we are proud to be a part of the pub, with such a rich and amazing history within the city itself. A history in which Saratoga Rugby can only be so lucky to have in the future.
A Brief History of the Pub: It is said to be the oldest continuously running Bar and Restaurant in Saratoga Springs. Lou Rocco opened the bar known as "Rocco's Iron Spring Grill" in approximately 1930. In the 1990's, It received the Honor of being voted one of the Top Ten Irish Pubs in the United States by USA Today.