The Hornets host Div. III newcomer Kansas City Blues at the Central Fields in Forest Park. The match coincides with the 71st annual St. Louis Gateway Ruggerfest. We will Kickoff against KC at 1, host our guests at the pitch post-match and stick around for an afternoon of tournament rugby.
The Hornets host the Ramblers in a battle over a trip to the playoffs. The weather calls for perfect rugby conditions at kickoff with partly sunny skies and temps in mid 50s. The Hornets will fight to extend their slim 1 point lead over the Ramblers in the table and aim to defend their claim to the 4th and final playoff seed. It is sure to be a competitive contest with so much at stake. Come root for the Hornets in Forest Park and have some fun at the post-match social. Drinks and grub will be had at Arena Bar located at 5760 W. Park just a few minutes South of the pitch.
The Hornets will be taking on the Rowdies this Saturday in Belleville. THE NEW ADDRESS FOR THIS WEEKENDS GAME IS AS FOLLOWS:
605 W H Street
Belleville, IL 62226
This will be the first match of the season for the Hornets, so let’s have a great following to cheer on our Hornets to a victory!
7's Practice will be every Wednesday evening from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at SLU Medical Center Stadium (3300 Hickory St., Saint Louis, MO 63104). Matches will begin Thursday May 31st and be every other Thursday from then. 7's will close and 15's practice will begin in late July / early August.
November 10-12 - The Hornet trip to Battleship Tournament is this weekend. I'm sure all of you (both current side and HOBOs) have heard of this by now. It should be a great time and trip. The Old Boys portion of the tournament is only on Saturday November 11. It's an over 35 tournament so there will be some feisty sides. We absolutely need to get a head count of the number of Hornet Old Boys that plan on traveling and play. More than likely we will need to subsidize our team with other players. Please contact Chris Trotter and Jim Henson if you are going to play. This is a must because if we need to recruit additional players it needs to be done very soon. Jim Henson has set up lodging with: http://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=Battleship+Rugby+Tournamnet+Saint+Louis+Hornets%5Emobrv%60slhslhc%60109.00%60USD%60false%604%6011%2F10%2F17%6011%2F12%2F17%6010%2F8%2F17&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes Click link for our room block. Each room has two queen beds, so I assume many of you will be shacking up four or more to a room. Please coordinate if you are planning on sharing a room, only one of the occupants needs to reserve it. There is discussion of a charter bus if we can get numbers and commitment. This would be huge to have a bathroom on board for the long trip and drinking. Long story short we need to know your commitment to this tournament. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com with your plans and commitments. It's been a while since the Hornets have traveled to a tournament like this. Last year the actives went to Carbondale and won the All Fools Tournament. At Battleship it will be both the current squad and HOBO's playing and looks to be a hell of a time!!
7's practice will still be every Wednesday at 7 pm at the SLU Medical Center Field: 3300 Hickory St., St. Louis, MO 63104.
Summer 7's in Forest Park has been cancelled due to field rehab:
An informal 7's round robin has been formed by a conglomerate of local teams and the first night will be Thursday evening July 13th, at Lucier Park.
Come on out!