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Las Vegas Blackjacks RFC

Las Vegas RFC
File:Lvblackjacks.jpg
Full name Las Vegas Rugby Football Club
Union USA Rugby
Nickname(s) Blackjacks
Ground(s) Charlie Frias Park
President Rob Cornelius
Coach(es) Vaha Esikia
League(s) SCRFU Division I
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
www.lasvegasblackjacksrugby.com

The Las Vegas Blackjacks Rugby Football Club (Las Vegas Blackjacks RFC) is a rugby union team based in Las Vegas, Nevada. They are members of the Southern California Rugby Football Union and compete in the Senior Men's 1st (Red) Division of USA Rugby. The highest Nevada-based rugby club on the United States ladder, they play their home games at Charlie Frias Park in Las Vegas.[1]

The Blackjacks finished in fourth place at the USA Rugby Nationals - Division I Tournament and won their first SCRFU Regular Season title in 2008. The Blackjacks won the regular season again in 2009 and made it to the National Final where they lost to the Gentlemen of Aspen. Redemption was found in 2010 as the boys claimed the nations top prize with a win in the national final against Belmont Shore.

History

The Las Vegas Rugby Club was established in 1976, following a newspaper advertisement to recruit players for a local rugby club. The Blackjacks have reached the National Final 4 competition three times since 2006 and were the national runner-up in 2009. The club finally reached the mountain top as they edged Belmont Shore for the 2010 National Championship.

In 2010, LVRC signed a player development agreement with Top 14 side, Montpellier Hérault RC. The agreement with Montpellier will have the French side sending young players to play with LVRC during France's offseason, while allowing amateur players with the Blackjacks the opportunity to play top-level professional rugby.[2]

Season-by-season record

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, D = Draws, Pts = Points, PF = Points for, PA = Points against

Season W L D Pts PF PA Finish Playoffs
2003 4 7 0 - 174 283 5th, Division I USA Sweet 16
2004 2 6 0 - 130 278 6th Division I
2005 2 7 1 - 142 226 7th, Division I
2006 9 4 0 - 347 174 2nd, Division I National Semifinalist
2007 5 7 0 26 219 250 4th, Division I Lost in Round of 32
2008 9 2 1 48 375 130 1st, Division I National Quarterfinals
2009 5 1 0 25 192 45 T-1st, Division I National Finalists
2010 4 1 1 22 309 115 2nd, Division I National Champions
2011 5 8 0 25 285 323 5th, Division I DNQ

Sponsors

The Blackjacks are sponsored by several different companies, including McMullan's Irish Pub, Bugsy's Bar and Grill, and the Megapixel Cafe. Caterbury of New Zealand is the official merchandise supplier of the team in 2012.[3]

Honors

Club Championships

  • USA Rugby Premier Division
    • Champions - 2010
    • 2nd Place - 2009
    • 4th Place - 2006
  • SCRFU Division I
    • Gainy Cup Champions - 2009
    • Regular Season Champions - 2008
    • Playoff Champions - 2008

References

External links

  • Official Site
  • SCRFU Official Site
  • USA Rugby
  • Las Vegas Rugby League Facebook
  • Las Vegas Rugby Union Facebook
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