Gaels Come Home from Utah with a Win and a Tie

November  8, 2008, American College Rugby

SMC Rugby Launches Season in Provo, Utah

Nov. 7, 2008--The SMC Men's Rugby team departed on Friday morning (by bus at 4:00am) for a weekend tour in Provo, Utah. The team launched their season with a 6:00pm match against Utah Valley (W, 31-22 ) and a 7:30pm scrimmage with BYU.

Saint Mary’s Posts 99-0 Victory over Santa Clara

It was nice to see young kids play so well,” Saint Mary’s head coach Tim O’Brien told ARN.

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SMC Magazine Publishes "Bringing Out the Best" Featuring Men's Rugby

August, 2008- The 2008 Gaels and Head Coach Tim O'Brien are currently featured in Erin Hallissy's article "Bringing out the Best." Hallissy chronicles O'Brien's success with the Gaels since coming to SMC in 2001, and includes several insights from former and current players and coaches, and avid rugby fans.

SMC Rugby Alum Voted IRANZ MVP and Vice-Captain

July 9, 2008--Wellington, New Zealand

Recent SMC graduate, rugby All-American and All-Star Kevin Swiryn, has been given yet another honor. This time, it was awarded by his coaches and fellow attendees at the International Rugby Academy of New Zealand (IRANZ) High Performance camp.

Bringing Out the Best

By Erin Hallissy
Photography by Lane Hartwell

Rugby Coach Takes SMC to a New Level of Play

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Ask a Saint Mary’s rugby player to describe coach Tim O’Brien, and he’ll give you a puzzled look as he grasps for words.

Three Gaels Selected to All-American Touring Side

June 24, 2008--Boulder, Colo.

Three Saint Mary's rugby players will travel to New Zealand this July as part of the Collegiate All-American touring team.

Kevin Swiryn has been chosen for the team, and has also been named as the captain of the team during their tour. He will be joined on the trip by Saint Mary's teammates Chad Clark and Conor Coyne.

SMC Players Instrumental All-Star Championship Win

June 14, 2008--Glendale, Colo. The Pacific Coast RFU's Grizzly All-Star Team prevailed 46-29 over the Mustang All-Stars of the West RFU in a close match on Saturday, winning the National All-Star Collegiate championship.

Six Saint Mary's players were selected for the Grizzly team, including Conor Coyne, Matt Crawford, Matt Leatherby, Brendan O'Meara, Kevin Swiryn and Brandon Vedder.

Men's Rugby 2008-2009 Team Roster

Check out the 2008-2009 Team Roster; a new roster will be posted each September.

Clark, Swiryn and Vedder Named to Inagural ARN Down Under All American Team

Wednesday, May 7 2008--American Rugby News recently named their inaugural All-American Team, sponsored by Down Under Rugby. Three Gaels have been recognized for their outstanding play this year: freshman scrumhalf Chad Clark, senior inside center Kevin Swiryn and junior 8-man Brandon Vedder.

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