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Denver Barbarians
Denverlogo.png
Full nameDenver Barbarians Rugby Football Club
Union USA Rugby
Nickname(s)Barbos
Founded1967
Ground(s) Infinity Park Rugby
PresidentLogan Collins
Coach(es) Brian Erichsen, Dan Bludeau, Steve Laporta, Jason Kelly, Tyson Meek
League(s) Pacific Rugby Premiership
Team kit
Official website
www.denverbarbariansrugby.com

The Denver Barbarians Rugby Football Club is a rugby union team based in Denver, Colorado. The Denver Barbarians have won 3 national championships dating back to their first DI title in 1990 [1]. The club's second title came in 1999, during the height of the Rugby Super League (United States), defeating Belmont Shore RFC 22-18 [2]. The Barbarians recently won the 2018 DII National Championship, defeating the Detroit Tradesmen in an all-time thriller at Infinity Park, 39-38 [3].

The Denver Barbarians are currently being represented on the USA 7's Eagles by Ben Pinkelman and Ke'Von Williams who have anchored the USA 7's team during the 2017–18 World Rugby Sevens Series [4].

Denver Barbarian Eagles

15s Players

  • Matt Alexander 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995
  • Andre Bachelet 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993
  • Andre Blom 2000, 1999, 1998
  • Barry Daily 1991, 1990, 1989
  • Mike DeJong 1991, 1990
  • Juan Grobler 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998
  • Russ Isaacs 1989
  • Rob Lumkong 1998, 1997, 1996, 1994
  • Tyson Meek 2006
  • Jone Naqica 2003, 2002, 2001
  • Fred Paoli 1991, 1989, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1983
  • Doug Rowe 2005
  • Dough Straehley 1984, 1983
  • Mark Vandermolen 1987
  • Link Wilfley 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000
  • Toby Robson 1999
  • Samuel Saldi
  • Joseph Saldi III
  • Henry Cox
  • Erik Flink 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

7s Players

  • Andre Bachelet 1997, 1996, 1994, 1993
  • Doug Brown 1999
  • Mike Coyner 2004, 1999, 1998
  • Riaan Hamilton 2003
  • Steve Laporta 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988
  • Bob Lockrem 2002
  • Rob Lumkong 1994
  • Cody Melphy 2018
  • Ben Pinkleman 2016, 2018, 2018 (C)
  • Dave Poquette 1990, 1989, 1988
  • Jone Naqica 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002
  • Doug Rowe 2003
  • Ke'Von Williams 2017, 2018
  • Kevin Whitcher 2006, 2005,2004, 2002, 2001
  • Tyson Meek

See also

External links

References

  1. ^ "Club". USA Rugby. Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  2. ^ "Rugby Super League (United States)", Wikipedia, 2018-06-17, retrieved 2018-06-18
  3. ^ "Jubilation for the Denver Barbarians, Heartbreak for the Detroit Tradesmen". USA Rugby. Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  4. ^ "Men's Eagles Sevens | USA Rugby National Teams". USA Rugby. Retrieved 2018-06-18.