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2010 Fall



Thursday, September 16, 2010

Practice Tonight Hampton Park 6:30 Sharp 

We need all players out tonight for the game against HH this coming Saturday 1pm KO over at the Battery Practice field (Clarky can you post on the site please).

Coaches will announce the team and squad tonight.

We will also be selecting team captains.

Posted By: Taffy

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Outlaws Win 60-0 

Many thanks to a spirited Hilton Head team.

Posted By: Webmaster

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Outlaws win BIG in Columbia to go 2-0 on the Season!
Columbia 7 Outlaws 47 


A squad of over 28 players traveled to Columbia expecting a tough local Derby against it's nearest rival Columbia Old Grey. The Outlaws took control of the game from the opening whistle and played a fast and open paced game which Columbia found difficult to counter. Tries were scored by both forwards and backs from all areas of the fileld - the game effectively being over by half time. A spirited Columbia made a game of it in the second half and scored a well deserved try in the closing minutes. However, even the most ardent Columbia fan would have to admit that there was only one team in it.

Posted By: Christopher Greenslade

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Outlaws Win in Tampa 19-17! 

This past weekend Charleston Outlaws Rugby team travelled to Tampa Bay to take on National Champions, Krewe RFC. In the Spring Krewe bacame National Champions by beating the top teams from all regions, they have not lost at home for 2 years and are worthy Champions. Charleston travelled down with 19 players knowing the task would be difficult.

From the kick off Krewe showed why they are champions by putting Charleston under immediate pressure and sustaining it for at least 15 minutes. Charleston forced its way downfield and exerted pressure of their own which resulted in Krewe commiting a penalty which Charleston converted. Krewe came back and scored an unconverted try leaving the score at 5 to 3 in Krewes favor. Just before half time Charleston kicked another penalty with the half time score at 6 to 5 with Charleston leading.

After half time Krewe changed tactics and tried battering Charleston with forward rushes, this resulted in two quick scores for Krewe giving them a 17 to 6 lead. Just when it appeared that Charleston would lose Krewe commited a series of penalties that Charleston was able to turn into points, making it 17 to 12 for Krewe. With 7 minutes left Charleston took a quick penalty and ran downfield, the Charleston player was tackled without the ball and a penalty try was awarded making it 19 to 17 to Charleston. One minute before the final whistle Charleston scored in the corner but after awarding the try the ref. took it back. Krewe attacked in the final minute but good defense, that had held throughout the game, continued to hold and thwarted Krewes effort.

Both teams thoroughly enjoyed the game as did all the fans and Charleston will welcome Krewe to Charleston in a rematch next Fall.

Posted By: "Disco" Dave Hawkins

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Game Location Changed! 

36 Marlow Dr.
Charleston, SC 29403

Map of Location

Be there!

Posted By: Webmaster

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Outlaws Crush Old White 66-9 to go 4-0 on the Season
Outlaws IMPRESSIVE in 57-14 win over touring UNC 


The Outlaws squad played Atlanta Old White and UNC Greensboro, who were on tour. They were two very entertaining games. Those who couldn't attend would have enjoyed it, the weather was perfect, a sunny 80 degree day. Here is rundown of both games.

It took all of 33 seconds for us to score against Old White from that point forward the team never looked back. The score at half time was Chas 23, OW 9. At the half we talked about raising our game. Some changes were made but it must be mentioned that this team, with the exception of one, was the team that traveled to Krewe, Tampa and beat the National Champions in their own back yard. In the second half, fitness and more structure saw us score 6 tries in a very dominant performance. Grampa thoroughly deserved his man of the match award scoring 41 points!

For the second game we fielded what can only be called a strong team with a mixture of experience and youth. Again this was a very entertaining game with some amazing tries being scored from every area of the field. It was 15 man rugby at its best with open side Flanker Jay rightfully earning the man of the match award. Final score Outlaws 57 - UNC 14.

Posted By: Laffy-Taffy Greenslade

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Home Match Today! 

Your Charleston Outlaws will face off with the visiting Coastal Caroline RFC this afternoon. Kickoff on Daniel Island is set for 2 PM. Be there!

Posted By: Webmaster

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Outlaws Celebrate Double Victory! 

Outlaws 81 - Coastal Carolina 5
Outlaws Old Boys 37 - Savannah 14

Charleston played a young, keen Coastal team who started off eager and presented Charleston with some early problems. This was another week where we were without our full team, injuries, travel and whatever taking its toll on us. The good thing is that this allows us to play a variety of players in different positions to see how we are developing. This is the second week of doing this and so far the prognosis is good. Everyone played to the best of his ability and left the coaches feeling relatively happy. Once we got into stride we scored 12 tries that came from a variety of players in a variety of positions. All in all a very good performance as we prepare for the Palmetto Cup.

On Sunday there was an Old Boys game though it's fair to say I didn't see that many ''Old'' guys in the Savannah team. The first half was safety first with some wasted opportunities with men free on the outside. Charleston was leading at the half but were determined to do better in the 2nd period. The start of the 2nd half saw Butch-Killer-Setzer yellow carded for fighting 2 or three guys and beating on them. Either that or offside, anyway, he was yellow carded by Kurt. This sending off enraged the guys who then started playing like enraged guys, Clarky scored twice, Dido once ( and they weren't even on the pitch at that time). The final score was 37 to 14 in favor of Charleston.

Posted By: Coach Dave

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Next Home Game: Columbia Matrix Game Saturday November

Outlaws Win 2010 Palmetto State Cup by Beating Greenville in the Final 

The Palmetto tournament has been on our radar for quite a while, winning it has been one of the goals from the start of the season. On arriving in Greenville we knew we would have to play at the top of our game if we stood any chance of winning the cup.

Our first game was against a much improved Columbia squad who made it tough on us before we hit the top gear in the last quarter of the game eventually winning 30 to 12. From a coaches point Mario, playing in only his 3rd full game for the club was superb and deserved his Man of the Match award.

The next game saw us take on Asheville. After a slow start we won the game at a canter by a score of 49 to 0. Tries were scored in approximately 5 minute intervals and came from good support running and handling. JB scored two tries and the coaches awarded him Man of the Match award, not only for the tries but for his work rate which was tireless.

In the final we played our old and respected rival Greenville. I would like to say that the game was a spectacle befitting a cup final. But I am sad to say that the game was over as a meaningful game as soon as the opening whistle was heard. The referee was simply appalling and did not once allow the spirit of the game to reign king! With 4 Outlaws sin binned (3 in the space of 5 minutes), endless lectures from the ref at every breakdown the game simply died a sad death. However, there was light at the end of the tunnel. With 12 men on the field we scored two tries, Gramps scored both. Jaco scored one more, making the final score 25 to 0 in Outlaw favor and the cup returned to Charleston once again. The coaches man of the Match.....everyone who pulled on a jersey this weekend

A fantastic squad effort by all who were there, it was not a 15 man victory it was an Outlaw victory. Many guys deserve praise, but to single out individuals may overshadow the effort put in by everyone.

Posted By: The Coaching Staff

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Monday, November 15, 2010

OUTLAWS WIN ON THE ROAD IN AUGUSTA 58 - 11 

Another win for the Outlaws (the first Matrix win of the fall) against a lively Augusta side who could not cope with the pace and variety of attack from both forwards and backs. With an untried squad of players the Outlaws did not miss a beat as wholesale changes were made in the second half. All bodes well for the visit this weekend of Columbia who also beat Augusta in their first matrix game - should be a cracker!

Posted By: The Taffinator!

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

CALLING ALL OUTLAW FANS! 

Please come on out to support the team Saturday as they play host to Columbia in the last Matrix game of the season.

1 PM kick off at the Charleston Battery Training Field on Daniel Island (directions). Columbia will be looking for revenge after loosing to the Outlaws in the Palmetto Cup.

Posted By: Taffy!

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Outlaws Finish Fall Season Unbeaten 

A Hard Fought Victory Over Columbia!

Next Game - Toys For Tots Tournament - Citadel Parade Ground Saturday December 4th - Details to Follow

In an error ridden final matrix game of the season the Outlaws dug deep to secure a victory 13 to 7 against a much improved Columbia side. The saying, ''we will take an ugly win over a pretty loss'' rung true as the Outlaws failed to produce their usual expansive style of play. All credit to Columbia, they made a fight of it, but the Outlaws had enough gas in the tank to carry them over the finish line albeit at a slow walk, rather than a canter. Mario deservedly took player of the day and his performances over the last few weeks have been outstanding.

The second game was against a very determined College of Charleston A side. Fortunately there is nothing like experience, treachery and guile which proved to be the difference in the sides as the Outlaws ran out eventual winners 26 to 14. Matt Lee took the best forward award, while Jaco took best back - both hugely deserved.

All in all it was a good day and an end to a great season. Thanks to all the players, sponsors, players wives and girlfriends, friends, family and everyone in the community who has supported the Outlaws - your support is very much appreciated. Have a happy and peaceful holidays.

Posted By: Taffy

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Fitness Training for the Outlaws Over Thanksgiving 

Happy Turkey day. I hope you, like me were up early this fine morning to get your 10K run in - can't afford to let the fitness drop over the holidays.

For those of you who need some guidance and motivation to get your fat tails out the door, it would be remiss of me not to share Butch BIG, holiday survival plan.

Step one:
Fill all available remaining spaces in your fridge with Natty Lite

Step two:
Put on appropriate running gear while sipping a cold Natty

Step three:
Begin run at a steady pace stopping at intervals of 5 minutes to sip out of your Gatorade bottle containing Natty

Step four:
Strategically plan the run so that it includes frequent stops at friends homes - in this case in my neighborhood there is Andy, Perkins etc who also will have gallons of the Natty stuff ready for you to experience

Step five:
Planned bathroom stops are vital to you completing the run - Wild Wings in Mt P is the perfect half way stop to victory - two for one deals on Natty's makes the stop even sweeter!

Step six:
Ensure you have a hidden cooler placed in a bush close to home at the 9K marker. The cooler should contain a six pack of Natty and a moist towel. The beers you drink, the towel you rub over your face to convince EC that you are sweating

Step Seven
Keep towel moist and covering your face as you fake exhaustion with heavy panting on entering the home. EC will hug you and place congratulatory kisses on said moist face while commenting, ''Butch, awesome job, you need a reward, Natty Lite?''. Job done

Keep up the good work.

Posted By: The Coaching Staff

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Toys-For-Tots Tournament 

Saturday December 4th, ''Toys For Tots'' Annual Rugby Tournament at the Citadel Parade Ground. Game times and details to follow later this week.

Posted By: Taffy

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Toy-4-Tots! 

The Outlaws play their first game at 10 AM, then again at 1 PM and again at 3 PM (consolation game or for the Championship) - Citadel Parade Ground in the Annual ''Toys For Tots'' tournament.

Should be a great day of rugby with the Citadel, College of Charleston, Myrtle Beach and Camp Lejune providing the healthy competition. All rugby fans are encouraged to come along and support the Outlaws. Please bring an unwrapped toy to drop off at the field for the many Low Country kids who need our love and support around the holidays.

Happy Holidays

Posted By: Taffy

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Happy Holidays 

Practice to Continue Over the Xmas Holidays.
Please keep checking emails for updates. We plan on practicing at least once a week.

Outlaws Retain ''Toys For Tots Cup 2010 With 3 Wins''

This past Saturday saw the last games of 2010. The Outlaws were determined to retain their grip on the cup they won back in 2009 & 2008. The first game saw us play a spirited and very fit Camp Lejune. After a shaky start the Outlaws ran out winners by 39 to 5. The next game up was against the Citadel. We knew the Citadel backfield was inexperienced so that was where we attacked and did it effectively. The final score being 60 to 0. Our final game was against College of Charleston. With a new starting 15 we played an open game and out muscled the college eventually winning by a score of 47 to 5. Both college sides were very spirited and showed some great promise for the future.

The 2010 season has now come to an end with the Outlaws loosing one single game, which as we all know, ended up being the most important. That being said, we have made huge improvements in all areas of our game which bodes well for the Spring.

I want to say a HUGE thanks to Coach Dave for his vision and enthusiasm for the game. To Bob and Zac our two captains who have been magnificent over the past weeks. To you the players, who have made so many sacrifices. To our sponsors, fans and families who continue to support us - THANKS.

Have a healthy holidays and a prosperous New Year. Cheers!

Posted By: Taffy!

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