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Summer Touch Begins

Summer Touch Rugby is currently Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8pm at:

Broad Ripple Park – Back Entrance
6402 Evanston Ave
Indianapolis, IN

All current players, former players, new players, and college players are welcome!

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Impalas get back to winning ways

The Indy Impalas hosted the St. Louis Ramblers in a spring friendly this past weekend. Due to game planning and circumstance Indy went with a much smaller pack this week and it worked well. Levi and Evan were able to get Michael O’Hara up quick in the the line outs and win the majority of their line outs. John “Biscuit” Brumleve’s throws were spot on and allowed the Indy team to get fast ball.

Surprisingly the smaller Indy pack was able to win almost all of their offensive and defensive scrums. Joe Stuckey and Evan Roberts were able to provide a good solid push in the locks to allow Mike Barbosa to hook the ball and get it back to Donovan Bates for a couple of great 8-man picks. Flanker Adam Schmitt provided tons of great leadership and tackles against his old Ramblers teammates.

The backs worked well together as scrum half Michael Temple was able to get the ball out to AJ Hollingsworth, who slid right through defensive gaps. Chasz Banks and Ryan Barton were solid defensively in the centers with Barton providing his normal cut-you-in-half style tackling. Indy was finally able to get Ian “The Rat” Neberz the bleeping ball on the wing which he converted for a try on at least one occasion. Ivory provided another excellent game at wing proving why he deserves a starting spot. Jon “Shack” Little filled in admirably at fullback and showed what a guy with 26 years of rugby experience can do. The Impalas won by a final score of 48-0 and every player that came in played excellent rugby.

Dre and Beast kept things going in the forwards. Sam Wells played great minutes at prop and provided excellent defense. Steve-O was able to get there after his shift at GEICO and provide an offensive impact in 15 minutes or less. Peter and Paul (aka Rob Peter to Pay Paul, aka Bash Brothers) provided great tackles throughout the second half to keep St. Louis scoreless.

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4pm Kick Off for Home Game vs St. Louis

It will be a full day of rugby at Riverwood Park this Saturday. The Indy Impalas will be the final event of the Rugby Super Saturday.

9:00am Brownsburg 5/6 @ BRP 5/6
9:45 am Penn 7/8 @ BRP 7/8
10:45 am Westfield 5/6 vs. Brownsburg 5/6
11:30 Penn 7/8 vs. Westfield 7/8
12:30pm Penn @ Royal Irish Varsity
1:45 Penn @ Royal Irish JV
3:00 Penn @ Royal Irish DEV
4:00pm Indy Impalas vs. St Louis

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Impalas lose close game to Chicago Southside Irish

The Impalas started off their Spring Season on a slow note by allowing a try within the opening minutes. Indy made another early mistake trying to force a pass that led to an interception and try. The first half did have some high marks as Garrick Hall provided an excellent early try. Captain John “Biscuit” Brumleve rumbled in for a late first half try as well. Indy couldn’t capitalize as they gave up another try before the end of the half. The second half didn’t start much better as Indy gave up another early try before trading tries with the Irish. An injury to Impalas player Dan Sutton caused a delay in the middle of the second half. After Sutton was helped off the field, the Impalas players rallied for their injured teammate with Steve Okoro scoring his first try of the game and Garrick Hall scoring his third. With the game tied 31-31 in the closing moments, Indy committed a penalty 10 yards out from their try line. Southside was able to capitalize on the mistake and scored a PK to end the game at 31-34.

Southside Irish 34
5 Tries
3 Conversions
1 Penalty Kick

Indy Impalas 31
5 Tries – Garrick Hall (3), John Brumleve (1), Stephen Okoro (1)
3 Conversions – Michael Temple (3)

Indy A Side Man of the Match – Jeff Johnson
Indy B Side Man of the Match – Paul Yoder

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Outdoor Practices Begin

Outdoor practices start at 6pm tonight at Juan Solomon Park.
6100 Grandview Dr.
Indianapolis, IN 46228

We will be at Juan Solomon Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8pm the rest of the season.

Here’s a recap of our previous two weeks of indoor practice:

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Spring Registration and Call Out Meeting

We are having our Spring Season Registration / Call Out Meeting on Feb 19 at 7pm. We hope you can make it.

https://www.facebook.com/events/864839143568108/

Thursday, February 19at 7:00pm
Knights of Columbus
2100 E 71st St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46220
The Indianapolis Impalas invite all new players, returning players, and Old Boys to our registration and call out meeting for the spring season. We will discuss our schedule for the spring, the state of the club, and collect player information for the email list and player profiles. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from the Knights of Columbus.

We will also collect spring registration dues which are $125 Returning Player and $75 New Players or Students. If you have financial issues, we can also work out a payment plan, but please bring a $20 down payment. Afterwards anyone 21+ is invited to go out to Broad Ripple.

Please invite any friends who are interested playing rugby in the spring.

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Spring Schedule

Indianapolis Impalas Spring Season

2/24 Practices Begin
2/28 Preseason 7s/15s Scrimmage vs Indiana University in Brownsburg, IN
3/28 Home vs South Side Irish
4/4 Easter Weekend
4/11 Home vs Detroit Tradesmen
4/18 Away @ Lincoln Park (Chicago)
4/25 Home vs St. Louis Ramblers
5/2 Open
5/9 Home vs Dayton

More information will be posted soon.

Spring Season Dues

$125 Returning Player

$75 New Player or Student

 

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Practice Location Moved

Practice is currently Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8pm at Juan Solomon Park (6100 Grandview Dr. Indianapolis, Indiana)

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Fall 2014 Season

Fall Schedule

Date Opponent Location Result
8/30/14 Home vs Dayton Indianapolis W: 27-12
9/6/14 Home vs Cleveland Rovers Indianapolis W: 18-15
9/13/14 Away at Detroit Tradesmen Detroit, MI PPD
9/20/14 Home vs Cleveland ES Indianapolis T: 31-31
9/27/14 Away at Dayton Dayton, OH L: 27-41
10/4/14 Home vs Pittsburgh Indianapolis L: 32-54
10/11/2014 Away at Detroit RFC Detroit, MI T: 29-29
10/18/2014 Away at Cleveland ES Cleveland, OH L: 0-28
10/25/2014 Bye Bye Bye
11/1/2014 Bye Bye Bye
11/8/2014 Away at Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA L
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Fall 2014

Practices have begun for the Fall 2014 season at Riverwood Park. The team will be practicing from 6 to 8pm Tuesdays and Thursdays.