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The Eastern Suburbs Rugby Football Club (ESRFC) was established in Cleveland, Ohio during the spring of 1998.  The ESRFC is a member of the Ohio Rugby Union, Midwest Rugby Football Union, and USA Rugby and traces it’s bloodlines back to 1964 and Dr. John Bergfeld’s founding of the Cleveland Blues, Cleveland’s first rugby club.  Today, the ESRFC competes at the Division-II [...]

The Season’s Schedule

The Season’s Schedule

2012 Fall Schedule: The Green Horde makes the jump to DII. As the schedule stands now, they will be facing off against a handful of teams in their region, taking the field against each team twice in the regular season. August 25 Cleveland Rovers @ Cleveland Eastern Suburbs September 1 Cleveland Eastern Suburbs @ Akron September 8 Pittsburgh @ [...]

Photos

Photos

The Photography on this page is compliments of Harry and Aliana Visser, John Rolf, and Theresa Hagarman.          

Videos

Videos

This page is dedicated to the past and present incarnations of the Cleveland ESRFC. Please enjoy the retrospectives dedicated to the teams who started rugby in Cleveland as well as a few clips of what the more recent incarnation of the club has done on the pitch.  

Schedule

  Fixture Results: Savannah Tournament – 3rd place Men’s Gold Division @ Wolfhounds – W (21-17) @ OU (64-5) Indianapolis (W 29-27) Notre Dame College 2nd Round Playoffs Sweet 16 Playoffs Cleveland Cup Nationals Quarters and Semis Old Boys Game National Championship Here’s how the Fall shook out for 2013. 8/24/2013 Rovers – Away (W [...]

Practice

Practice

Spring and Summer practices are as follows unless otherwise noted: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30pm at The Metro Parks Pitch Tweets by @Cleveland_ESRFC

Games

Games

Here’s how Spring 2014 is going so far:   Fixture Results: Savannah Tournament – 3rd place Men’s Gold Division @ Wolfhounds – W (21-17) @ OU (64-5) Indianapolis (W 29-27) Notre Dame College 2nd Round Playoffs Sweet 16 Playoffs Cleveland Cup Nationals Quarters and Semis Old Boys Game National Championship Here’s how the Fall shook [...]

Events

Events

2013 Social Schedule for the Green Horde: Come take in the Six Nations tournament with the Green Horde at Claddagh Irish Pub in Lyndhurst. Enjoy drinks and food specials as some of Europe’s finest show their stuff and compete in this year’s tournament. Check out the Facebook event for details . Here’s the full 6 Nations 2013 [...]

Sponsors

Sponsors

                                       

New Players

New Players

JOIN THE HORDE! The Cleveland Eastern Suburbs RFC welcomes players of all skill levels. We are a Division II Rugby club which fields both a competitive side and a social side.  Face off against teams from Akron, The West Side, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and more!

Contact

Tweets by @Cleveland_ESRFC

Executives

Executives: President – Mike Ciccolini Vice President – George Jeney Treasurer – Zach Webb Secretary – Billy Regan Match Secretary – Brandon Wolfe Social Chair – Kritter Regan Social Media and Recruiting Chair – Justin Rutledge Board Of Directors: Chris Blaney John Hummel Tom Strasshofer Tina Trichari

Helpful Links and Guides

New to the team? New to rugby in general? Here are some links and files that will help you get your bearings. Rugby Can (Help) Save Your Life ESRFC Recruitment Flyers USA Rugby Guide for Spectators USA Rugby Web site USA Rugby’s “What is Rugby?” page. Rugby 101 (via Youtube) For other helpful videos, simply [...]

U19 Clubs

U19 Clubs

  Coach: Roland D’Alessandro     e-mail:  rdalessa@gmail.com       Coach: Roland D’Alessandro   e-mail: rdalessa@gmail.com       Coach: John Hummel     e-mail: Jhummel63@hotmail.com       Coach: Geoff Gainford      e-mail: gainford_g@shaker.org        

The Latest News

The Latest News

A new familiar season starts August 25, 2012. That was bit a typo. This season is brand new yet all too familiar at the same time. The schedule sees the Green Horde facing off against a litany of familiar faces in the form of their in-state rivals the Cleveland Rovers and Akron RFC. As in times before, [...]

Cleveland’s Rugby Future

When people think of strong cities in the Midwest for rugby, thoughts turn immediately towards Chicago. After that, attentions split to Columbus, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and, possibly, Detroit. These teams are chock full of rugby opportunities for players, coaches and enthusiasts alike. This is because the cities have a number of teams at varying levels, strong high school bases and solid college sides from [...]

Rock n’ Roll 7′s

Rock n’ Roll 7′s

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED! Thank you!   Saturday July 13, 2013 2013 FLYER AND REGISTRATION For Information on the Rock N’ Roll 7′s Tournament: Looking for a place to stay near Kruger Park? Here are some affordable hotels near the pitch: AFFORDABLE HOTELS Days Inn: 4145 State Rt. 306 Willoughby, Ohio 44094 (440) 946-0500 Friday, 7/13 [...]

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Get to Know the Green Horde

The Eastern Suburbs Rugby Football Club (ESRFC) was established in Cleveland, Ohio during the spring of 1998. The ESRFC is a member of the Ohio Rugby Union, Midwest Rugby Football Union, and USA Rugby and traces it’s bloodlines back to 1964 and Dr. John Bergfeld’s founding of the Cleveland Blues, Cleveland’s first rugby club. Today, the ESRFC competes at the Division-III [...]

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