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 [...]
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 @ [...]
The Photography on this page is compliments of Harry and Aliana Visser, John Rolf, and Theresa Hagarman.
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.
August 18th – Steel Valley at Eastern Suburbs/ W 64 – 7 August 25th – Cleveland Rovers at Eastern Suburbs/ W 37 – 31 September 1st – Eastern Suburbs at Akron/ W 53 – 8 September 8th – Pittsburgh at Eastern Suburbs/ L 29 – 18 September 22nd – Eastern Suburbs at Cincinnati/ W 70 [...]
Winter Practices are as follows unless otherwise noted: Saturdays at 7:00am at FORCE Indoor Sports 26555 Richmond Road Bedford Hts., Ohio 44146 Tweets by @Cleveland_ESRFC
Here’s how the Fall shook out for 2013. Click the links next to each match to see the rosters and stats for each match. The Midwest Web site has the final standings. 8/24/2013 Rovers – Away (W 38-10) 8/31/2013 Bye 9/7/2013 Dayton [...]
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 [...]
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!
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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
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 [...]
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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, [...]
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 [...]
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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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 [...]