Founded in 1964, Belmont Shore Rugby Football club is one of the premier rugby clubs in the United States, with a history of Championship winning teams throughout the age groups. Located in Long Beach, Ca the club has a flourishing youth program, a traditionally dominate men’s program, and a women’s team competing in Division 1. The club provides rugby playing opportunities to individuals of all ages with or without any experience.
Two Belmont Shore players have made the Pacific Rugby Premiership mid-season all-star team. No. 8 Keni Nasoqeqe and flanker Sean Gorman were picked as top players in their position.
At 6 tries scored, Keni Nasoqeqe has the second most tries in the PRP this season. Of Nasoqeqe FloRugby said, “The Belmont Shore No. 8 has been explosive every single week. He doesn't take a game off, and he can score, or break you, from anywhere.”
Newly minted team captain Sean Gorman has been the definition of consistency for Belmont Shore. He is currently one of the team’s leading tacklers and poachers. Of Gorman FloRugby said, “Gorman just gets the work done. He concentrates on defense and winning the ball and lets others score the tries. He's called an unsung hero, but we're singing about him now.”
With Belmont Shore sitting in 2nd place in the PRP with 4 games left to play, both Nasoqeqe and Gorman will have to continue leading the way for a chance at a finals appearance.
To see the full PRP all-star team visit: https://www.florugby.com/articles/6146003-florugbys-midseason-prp-all-star-team
Coach Ray Egan has named his starting 15 for the Pacific Rugby Premiership Round 5 game against Life West Rugby. Coach Egan's team is a mix of youth with some veterans inserted. " We have a great opportunity at home this weekend.” coach Egan said, “We know Life West are a big team who can play with the ball. We’ve really focused on our defense this week as it will be key for us to secure a victory.”
Fresh off a 55-22 victory over Olympic club, Life West comes into the game with a 2-2 record and currently sit in 4th place. A bonus point win could see them leap frog to 2nd place. Meanwhile Belmont Shore are in 2nd place with a 3-1 record having just defeated Santa Monica Rugby 19-3. A win could possibly propel them to 1st in the standings or at least put distance on the 3rd place team.
Kick off is 1:30 pm at Long Beach State Rugby Field.
Head Coach Ray Egan has announced his squad for the OMBAC game. Game will be played February 24th at Long Beach State Rugby Field. Kickoff is 3pm.
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