Lions Fall to Old Blue, 71-7

Saturday October 12 12:30 Kickoff Tibbetts Brook Park, Yonkers By Steve Mendoza “I’m really proud of the group over the season. Our numbers went up every week at training and in terms of guys playing. Now it’s time to get the work done to become a better rugby season into next season.” – Nic Clapinson […]

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Applications Open for Director of Rugby

The Village Lions Rugby Football Club is hiring a Director of Rugby (DoR). The DoR will have the overall responsibility to implement the club’s strategic goals that involve our Men’s and Women’s programs in Fifteens and Sevens. Each of these programs is led by a head coach.  The primary role of the DoR is to support each head coach, to facilitate […]

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Fernando Torija takes a pass from John Tublin to go over the tryline.

Lions 20, Gotham 41

Tublin to Watts to Tublin to Torija for the try. Video courtesy Ted Perkins October 5, 2019 Randall’s Island, NYC The Village Lions Men took on the Gotham Knights on Saturday for the second time this season. The Lions came out strong against Gotham notching 2 tries – one from John Tublin, one from Matt […]

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Lineout jump: Mike in his playing days.

Welcome Mike Witter, VLRFC Men’s Team Rugby Physio

You’ll see a new face wearing a staff polo along the touchline for the Village Lions. That face belongs to Mike Witter, a new rugby physiotherapist on the men’s staff. Mike may be new to the Lions, but he’s rugby ties go deep. “I have been around rugby my entire life,” shared Mike, “with my […]

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Rara, his fam, and the Village Cup

Village Lions 33, New York RFC 14

Sept 28, 2019 Randall’s Island NYC Playing a stretch with just 13 men on the, and finishing the match with just 14, the Lions rode an early lead to victory over New York 33-14, taking back the Village Cup and serving as the capstone to a clean sweep at home during the Village Lions Fall […]

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Brooklyn 46, Lions 7

Brooklyn 46, Lions 7

September 21, 2019 Brooklyn, NY The Lions dropped their third match of the Fall Season to division leaders Brooklyn, 46-7, dropping to 5th place. The night match at Kaiser Park in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn was hard fought, missed tackles and the inability to capitalize on attacking opportunities ensured there was little to […]

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Rugby World Cup Fantasy League, And Bill McHugh Fundraiser

We are combining an important cause with the greatest show on earth. Enter your RWC Fantasy Team in the Lion’s official RWC 2019 Fantasy League and support Billy McHugh’s fight against Multiple Mylenoma. Michael “Cherry Mike” Steavenson has set up a fantasy league a 2019 Rugby World Cup Fantasy League using The Telegraph’s rules. Sign […]

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Who's a Donkey?

Village Lions 26, Lansdowne 27

Saturday, September 14, 2019 Randall’s Island, Field 75, New York City A dropped pass. A ball not protected in a ruck. A kick not making a touch. A lapse in focus at a lineout. There were many missed opportunities for the Lions to take control of an otherwise testy match that included a dust up, […]

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