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Happy 15th Birthday to us!

May 24

 

 

Kick off at 15.00

Everyone is welcome - there is no entrance fee!

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The season kicks off onSaturday with HRC hosting Pori!

May 14

 

 

Ladies kick off at 13.00

Men kick off at 15.00

Everyone is welcome - there is no entrance fee and food will be available!

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Ilmainen Alkeiskurssi / Free Beginners Course!

Mar 15

RUGBY : Ilmainen Alkeiskurssi

Kevään alkeiskurssi alkaa Ball Sports Expo jälkeen!
19.-30.3 pääset tutustumaan lajiin kunnolla Helsinki Rugby Clubin maksuttomalla kurssilla!

Kurssi kestää kaksi viikkoa ja treenit ovat keskiviikkoisin ja sunnuntaisin Talin jalkapallohallissa.

  • KE 18.00-19.30
  • SU 17.30-19.00

Alkeiskurssilla on treeniryhmät lajia aloittaville miehille, naisille ja uutuutena myös 16-18v nuorille!
Mukaan tarvitset vain hyvän fiiliksen ja urheiluvaatteet, mikäli kaapista löytyy hammassuojat niin ota mukaan.

Tervetuloa!

Talin Jalkapallohalli
Purotie 8, Helsinki
http://www.helsinkirugby.org/Info/Tali/

 

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RUGBY : Free Beginners Course

Beginners course for this spring is starting right after Ball Sports Expo! 19-30th of March you can come and really get a good idea, what rugby in Helsinki Rugby Club is. The course is free of charge!

Course lasts for two weeks and trainings are held in Tali football hall on Wednesdays and Sundays.

  • WED 6pm-7.30pm
  • SUN 5.30pm-7pm

We have training groups for both men and ladies, and now as a new thing for juniors aged 16-18y also. You only need sports gear to come with ,and if you happen to have mouthguard too take it with you.

Welcome!

Talin Jalkapallohalli
Purotie 8, Helsinki
http://www.helsinkirugby.org/Info/Tali/

 

 

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HRC men at Snow Rugby 2014!

Mar 3

 

 

Our first game was against Kuopio – shortly put it was a messy game from us. Very sloppy defence, too many guys in the ruck, no marking. The only thing that worked was our passing. We scored our first try quickly, but because our defence was like Swiss cheese, Kuopio’s big guys run through our defence like nothing, scoring two tries. Kuopio put on pressure during the first half and we were struggling. At the end of the first half we got lucky and equalised 2-2. In the beginning of the second half our passing started to work better and better. We played it wide more often and scored two easy tries. Anyhow it was a sloppy game from us. We won 4-2 with tries from Ofa, Simon, Rory and Mikael.

 

The second game was against New Age – a team made up of all the young skilled national team guys. Not committing too many guys to rucks, marking your players, tackling, pressure --> go up as one line, two guys chasing kicks. Those were the things we focused on before the game.
New Age, who finally won the whole tournament (winning in the final against Warriors 18-0 - 18 tries, not 18 points!) were the clear favourites. Anyhow we scored the first try in just one minute. For the first four minute we played some awesome rugby! All those things we focused on worked perfectly. Our pressure caused them to make messy passes, and commit knock-ons. Especially Rory’s excellent tackle against Elias Korhonen was awesome (Rory lifted him up and smashed him to the ground). A couple of mistakes from our side caused two tries for them. In the end our very own sprinter Manu got through the New Age defence and ran 30 meters, but sadly Elias caught him 5 meters before the try-line (Bam we need to do something about this!). So the score was 2-1 after the first half. In the second half New Age’s skill level was a bit too much for us and they scored 3 tries. In the end we lost 5-1. When meeting the New Age guys after the tournament all of them said that the hardest game they had was against us. They beat Warriors 18-0, Blizzard Boks 8-0, and every other game by at least 10 tries. I was so proud of the way our guys played!

 

The third game was against Pori - we won 10-1 and that pretty much says it all. In short our passing, defence, marking and everything worked. Pori had big guys, and Jussi from Turku played in their team. Our tactic was to play wide, not commit guys to rucks. And it worked. The best try was made by Niklas who ran through four Pori guys, three holding him (big guys, all over 100kg) but he still managed to score. Awesome. Just awesome.

 

The quarter final was against Espoo and Espoo had their finest with them. All were backs except Mehdi and Dimitri. The game started well. We had great pressure on them. Our marking worked and the defence was solid for the first four minutes. We scored the first try (Ofa). Most of the game was played on their half. And then just three meters from their try line, one bad pass, one missed tackle and they run 50 meters to score. After that the game got more even. Just before the whistle, we committed six guys to the ruck on their half and they had a fouron one overlap - easy try for them. In the second half we again started to commit three or four guys to the rucks and that opened our defence and they scored two tries. In the end we vigorously attacked. Unfortunately one of Ofa’s tries was denied, but just before end Joe scored. The best memory form the game was Joe taking the ball in our half with three or four Espoo guys in front of him. He stops (I was thinking what the hell), yells to them "You want the ball, then come and get it!", and then he accelerated, side-stepped two guys before they put him down. The end result was 4-2 to Espoo.

 

In the end it was good tournament from us - a lot of things worked well. Especially our passing, we didn’t drop many balls. Tackling was getting better and better. Marking and defence worked most of the time. Rucking was so-so, we will have to learn to present the ball quicker, commit fewer guys to the ruck, support needs to be quicker, need to get the ball out quicker from rucks. We made some silly mistakes, but otherwise good stuff.

 

Player of the tournament: Rory McIntyre

 

There were no serious injuries to any player – the only injury was our cheerleader, Marsh Norris, who slipped and broke his kneecap!

 

Marko Sallert

 

Photos of Snow Rugby 2014

 

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HRC head to the semi-final on a winning streak!

Sep 19

 

 

HRC voittoputkessa semifinaaliin

Miesten SM-sarjan finaalipaikka on pelissä ensi lauantaina, kun Helsinki Rugby Club kohtaa rakkaan naapurin Warriorsin välieräottelussa Myllypurossa.

Runkosarjan lauantaiseen Jyväskylä-voittoon päättänyt HRC on kuumin kolmesta kautta jatkavasta ryhmästä. HRC kärsi sarjakauden ainoan tappionsa Warriorsille kesäkuun alussa, minkä jälkeen joukkue on edennyt häviämättä yli kolme kuukautta. Viisi viimeisintä ottelua on päättynyt voittoon, ja matkan varrella ovat kaatuneet sekä finalisti Tampere RC että välierävastus Warriors.

Viisi viimeisintä mestaruutta rohmunnut Warriors hävisi sarjakautensa lopulla ensin HRC:lle ja sitten päätöspelissään Tampereelle, jolle voitto tiesi suoraa finaalipaikkaa.

"HRC on semifinaalissa kolmatta kertaa neljän viime vuoden aikana, ja käynnissä on yksi seuran parhaista kausista, joten toiveet ovat korkealla. Ottelut ovat olleet tiukkoja läpi koko kauden – etenkin kolmen kärkijoukkueen kesken –, joten välierästä on luvassa jälleen yksi huikea peli!" ennakoi HRC:n puheenjohtaja Tony Brick.

Välieräottelu alkaa Myllypurossa lauantaina kello 15.00 ja joukkue kokoontuu kentän laidalla kaksi tuntia ennen avauspotkua. Facebook

Miesten ja naisten SM-loppuottelut sekä 1. divisioonan loppuottelu pelataan 5.10. Töölön pallokentällä HRC:n järjestämässä finaalitapahtumassa. Facebook

 

 

HRC head to the semi-final on a winning streak

Helsinki Rugby Club and Warriors RC lock horns on Saturday in the men's championship semi-final in Myllypuro.

HRC finished the regular season on a high, beating Jyväskylä RC last Saturday, which was HRC's fifth victory in a row. The team has lost only once this season and has gone unbeaten for over three months since the first Warriors meeting in early June. The on-going five game winning streak includes victories over both Warriors and Tampere RC, who go directly into final as the regular season number one.

Warriors RC, reigning champion from the last five seasons, have lost their two latest games, first to HRC and then last weekend to Tampere.

"This will be HRC’s third semi-final appearance in four years and on the back of one of our best seasons ever hopes are high. The matches have been tight all season, especially between the top three teams and the semi-final promises to be another great match!", predicts the club chairman Tony Brick.

Semifinal kicks off at 15.00 next Saturday in Myllypuro. The squad for the day meets at pitchside two hours prior. Facebook

Men's and women's championship finals and the 1st division final are played in Töölön pallokenttä 5th October. HRC organizes the finals event. Facebook

 

Mika Huopainen

 

 

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The HRC calendar is out tomorrow!

Sep 13

Helsinki Rugby Club, Pin-Up Garage and Tahdon2013 made a calendar to honour rugby, equality, human rights and love- on and off the pitch.

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Helsinki RC take on Jyväskyklä RC this Saturday!

Sep 13

The HRC men face their final test before the semi finals while the ladies will be looking to finish their season on a high!

As always, everyone is welcome and entrance is free!

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Current championship standings

Aug 19

See the full tables here:
Ladies - click here
Men - click here

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