The rugby clubs of Belmont Shore, Denver Barbarians, Glendale Raptors, Olympic Club, OMBAC, San Francisco Golden Gate and Santa Monica are pleased to announce the formation of the Pacific Rugby Premiership (PRP), which is to play its inaugural season in 2014.
The competition will be officially launched on January 15th, with the first round of fixtures kicking off on February 1st.
Consisting of a 43 match season, teams will play each other both home and away over a 14 week period. The top two teams from the regular season will then compete for the Premiership title on May 17th, making this the longest competitive playing season for premiere rugby teams in the USA.
The PRP will also serve as a platform for clubs and players to showcase the depth of homegrown rugby talent here in the USA – pitching the leading teams in the country against each other week in, week out.
Being one of the fastest growing sports in America, rugby is drawing ever increasing interest. As a result of this new competition, each club will host a full calendar of highly competitive fixtures, providing a great opportunity for expansion in local markets. The Pacific Rugby Premiership will establish itself as the pinnacle of domestic competition – taking rugby to the next level in the USA.