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.
U18s had a spectacular summer with a Championship in the Sharkfest and a Bowl win at the North American Invitations 7s in Utah.
U16s had a spectacular summer as well...Taking the championship in the Sharkfest, taking the Championship at the Cal State Games and taking 2nd Place in the Nation at the North American Invitational 7s in Utah.
Very proud of these boys and their accomplishments this summer. Till next year, have a great High School and Club Season 2018-2019.
What a season for Belmont's fullback Viliame Iongi. On his way to scoring the most tries in the Pacific Rugby Premiership, 15, he also picked up the MVP award. The ex-Tongan international had an innate ability to score tries in bunches. Iongi did the unprecedented by scoring 4 tries in back-to-back games.
"Iongi is an international player and he should punish defenses, frankly," Belmont Shore head coach Ray Egan said. "He's a very intelligent player and a very balanced runner.”
In the PRP finals against Ombac Iongi was a handful for the defense all game. His try right before half was a tremendous individual effort that helped keep Belmont in the game.
Iongi will look to keep up his try scoring as Belmont Shore faces the Austin Blacks in the USA Rugby National Semi-Final.
Click below to watch Iongi's try against Ombac in the PRP Championship Game.