Archives for October 2012

MARFU Week 7 Recap

On October 20th The Pittsburgh Harlequins travelled to Washington DC to compete with the current top dog in the Mid-Atlantic- The Potomac Athletic Club.  Although the Quins created plenty of opportunities, including tries by Mike Wilk and Ben Paul; they were unable to put up enough points to take out the host club, falling short 17-31.   The Harlequins are going into their […]

Quins Win in North Carolina

The Pittsburgh Harlequins travelled to North Carolina this weekend to beat the Raleigh Vipers Rugby Club 32-24.  Raleigh, 1-3 in League play, is coming off a 37-18 win over Media on October13th.   The Harlequins were happy to come away with the win on the road with several key players unable to travel.  With the win the […]

New Mentoring Program in Hill District

On Monday October 1 the Harlequins RFA started a new afterschool program at University Prep Academy in Pittsburgh’s Hill District.  The program features a 1-hour module of rugby instruction each Monday from 5-6.  Sponsored by the Hill House and the High Acheivers Zone grant initiative, the program will run for 9 weeks.  In total, five separate funding agencies are […]

Matt Rippin, Harlequins Youth Rugby Programs Coordinator

PSDB: First, can you tell readers how you became the coordinator for the Harlequin’s youth programs and what that entails? Matt Rippin: I played for the Harlequins until I was about 27. Every member of the Rugby Football Club (that’s the team itself) is expected to contribute to the Rugby Football Association. The RFA is […]

Harlequins Bye Weekend, still plenty of Rugby

The Harlequins have a bye weekend from League play, but there is still plenty of local rugby to watch. The college scene includes D3 matchups of Slippery Rock Vs. Carnegie Mellon on Sunday at Founders Field, Fairmont travels to Franciscan, and Robert Morris travels up to Grove City.PSU-Behrend travels to Allegheny, Juniata hosts UPJ, and Washington & Jefferson travels to Beaver […]