Denver Barbarians RFC

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. The Barbarians recently won the 2018 DII National Championship, defeating the Detroit Tradesmen in an all-time thriller at Infinity Park, 39-38.[2]

Denver Barbarians
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Full nameDenver Barbarians Rugby Football Club
UnionUSA Rugby
Nickname(s)Barbos
Founded1967
Ground(s)Infinity Park Rugby
PresidentLogan Collins
Coach(es)Brian Erichsen, Tyson Meek
Team kit
Official website
www.denverbarbariansrugby.com

The Denver Barbarians are currently being represented on the USA 7s Eagles by Ben Pinkelman and Ke'Von Williams who have anchored the USA 7s team during the 2017–18 World Rugby Sevens Series.[3]

Ben Pinkelman had an outstanding 2018-2019 year with the USA Eagles and was selected for the HSBC 7's Dream Team. Pinkelman was also selected into the USA Eagles' 2019 Rugby World Cup squad. Pinkelman played in 3 of the 4 pool matches, coming off the bench as an openside flanker.[citation needed]

Denver Barbarian EaglesEdit

15s PlayersEdit

  • 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
  • Ben Pinkelman 2019
  • Doug Rowe 2005
  • Dough Straehley 1984, 1983
  • Mark Vandermolen 1987
  • Link Wilfley 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000
  • Toby Robson 1999
  • Samuel Saldi 2003, 2004
  • Joseph Saldi III 2002, 2003
  • Erik Flink 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

7s PlayersEdit

  • 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), 2019 (HSBC 7's Dream team selection)
  • Dave Poquette 1990, 1989, 1988
  • Jone Naqica 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002
  • Doug Rowe 2003
  • Ke'Von Williams 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Kevin Whitcher 2006, 2005,2004, 2002, 2001
  • Tyson Meek

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Club". USA Rugby. Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  2. ^ "Jubilation for the Denver Barbarians, Heartbreak for the Detroit Tradesmen". USA Rugby. Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  3. ^ "Men's Eagles Sevens | USA Rugby National Teams". USA Rugby. Retrieved 2018-06-18.

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