This weekend two California DI Men's sides play in the National 15s club series with both looking to win this year's National Championship.
The two DI sides are NorCal's DI winners who went undefeated (end the regualr seasons with a draw vs Fresno) and are looking for their 2nd club championship (their first in DI).
The other is the national powerhouse Belmont Shore repressing SoCal and are also eyeing the National Championship.
EPA Razorbacks will face Dallas and Belmont Shore takes on the Austin Blacks. If both California sides win on Saturday they will face each other Sunday for a shot at the National Championship game. The DI seeding prevents both California sides from playing in the National Championship.
We are hoping both California teams will be playing this Sunday.
In the DII Nationals Semi Final this weekend the LIFE West Gladiators take on St. Louis Bombers for shot at the National Championship game! LIFE West is another California side (hailing out of NorCal).
Two California sides are competing for the DIII National Championship! Colusa County who won out in NorCal will face the Wichita Barbarians and SoCal's Orange County Ravens face Dallas Athletic for a shot at the DIII National Championship game. We may possibly have two California sides playing in the DIII Championship this weekend!
The ladies are also representing us! In the women's DI, SoCal's Santa Monica are contenting and in DII two more California sides (the Sacramento Amazons from NorCal and Ventura Outlaws from SoCal) will try to make it into the final four this weekend.
With outcomes like this is hard to argue that the nation's top rugby isn't played in the California. California is represented at the all national levels. Thats why we are the Rugby Republic!
Good luck to all the Calfornia Sides: EPA Razorbacks, Belmont Shore, LIFE West, Colusa, and Orange County Ravens, Santa Monica Dolphins, Sac Amazons, and Ventura Outlaws. Bring the hardware home!