El Paso Scorpions Do It Again: Rio Grande Rugby Champions for 2018!

With a statement win against the Albuquerque Aardvarks on Saturday, the path to the Regional Championship for the El Paso Scorpions was made clear.

After a 10-month long season in the top spot, the Scorps would remain as such regardless of the outcome, and the Sun City’s local Men’s Rugby Club made it known why their position on top was secure.

The victory was just the icing on the cake of a perfectly executed season that stems from countless hours of practice, unified team effort, and individual unrelenting gall.  The team currently consists of a good mix of skillful veteran players and hungry rookies.

Photo Credit: Angela Hopkins

This dream team provides the ideal momentum every squad wants heading into Regional Championship play, as the Scorps will be playing the number one and two teams from the Arizona Rugby Union.

What’s at stake?  The victor goes to Fort Worth on May 19-20th to fight for a Western United States Championship in pursuit of a National Title in June.

For fans wanting to watch Champagne rugby at its finest, games are scheduled for this Saturday at 2:00 pm and Sunday at 1:00 pm, in Albuquerque.

The address is 5000 Balloon Fiesta Parkway, at the Balloon Fiesta Park.

Sponsorship packages are still available for the 2018 season, especially with our upcoming travel costs.  For more information, contact Danny Hernandez, the Vice President for the El Paso Scorpions RFC, at Daniel.hernandez42@gmail.com

Author: Samuel Cline – Special to the El Paso Herald-Post  | Photos by Angela Hopkins

Photo Credit: Angela Hopkins