Dead Pheasants Rugby update,
May 3 to 5, 2019
Everything is scheduled, all is confirmed, we are good for all events, 75 total, which is about what we do each year, Friday night 8pm at JR’s Stone Room, will be our social gathering, will have beer, no food, so eat before you get there.
Then Saturdays banquet at Sammy’s we will have pizza and wings, pasta, roast beef on wecks, veggies, and the usual bar set up, with beer being part of your admission and cash bar for any others, keep reading, details for everything and the final list of esteemed alum,
Oh, on Sunday we end the weekend with a HS rugby match, so stick around, and view 2 well coached clubs.
Those confirmed for next weekends events:
103 Garden Drive
Fairport, NY 14450
Reminder; this NURFC Alumni fund is for NU Men’s rugby only and your donations through NURFC Alumni are just like the “Purple & White” athletic fundraisers you see annually from the Athletic Director at NU, where you can pick a sport. So rest assured, your money goes to the boys, and I personally have never received any money from the club, or the school, I have never asked for any money or a paying job for either as well, it is all about NURFC Alumni for the long-term benefit of NU Men’s Rugby Club, nothing else.
43rd Annual NURFC Alumni Weekend May 3, 4, & 5, 2019
Niagara University, New York USA
Here is the breakdown of activities we have slated and/or will confirm soon:
Friday, May 3,
1pm to 4pm, Golf, NU Alumni Director -Howard Morgan, will set this up, if enough call his cell
(716)417-7584. (this is not included in our $100 fee.)
4pm to 7pm Alumni Rugby Practice at the NURFC field/Kiernan Center on NU’s beautiful campus, or use the gym, pool, or weight rooms, to get ready.
7pm to midnight NURFC after hours social at JRs Stone Room, Hyde Park Ice Pavilion, Robbins Drive, Niagara Falls, NY, craft beer in kegs and canned beer with cash bar, chips and pretzels only.
Saturday May 4,
12 noon – 2pm , ok to get on the pitch and loosen up, practice, and get ready for the match.
1:30pm Opening Ceremonies
2:00pm Purple Eagles vs Dead Pheasants Men’s Rugby at NURFC field.
6-10pm NURFC Alumni and Men’s team banquet and awards dinner, at Sammy’s Pizzeria 1400 Hyde Park Blvd, Niagara Falls, NY 14301.
Sunday May 5th,
11am, NU Chapel, mass.
HS Rugby, Kenmore vs Orchard Park, NUFC Field.
Closing ceremonies, safe travels
NURFC Alumni Scholarship report,NURFC ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIPS:
Our fund balance endows the Crowe Scholarship and gives a 2nd annual scholarship called the Founders;
The Founders Rugby Scholarship ($1,000.00) &
The Lt Col.Terry Crowe Rugby Scholarship ($1,000.00)
All NU Men’s rugby players, who exhibit dedication and puts in the time, are candidates, the a few are chosen from a list given to the alumni by 6 adults close to the team, that is how the winners are selected, each and every year, this year these 5 names will supply us with the 2 winners, they are; Jack Mazzara, Anthony Cutre, Sam Story, John Ceneviva, Ryan Gruendike, we will announce the winners at the banquet. Congratulations to the entire club, all fine young men.
We also, will be honoring the seniors who have been great teammates and NU Rugby players, nice job in your rugby careers at NU, thank you gents, NURFC alumni thanks them all and welcomes them as Dead Pheasants.
NURFC Alumni, Niagara Rugby, Dead Pheasant Apparel;
can only be sold through NURFC Alumni.
David “Animal” Erias,
NURFC Men’s Alumni President
class of 1982
lots of changes, for the better, to come, thank you all
-If you are not attending and wish to give, please,
Send all donations to and make payable to:
103 Garden Drive
Fairport, NY 14450
Be advised all these are subject to change, so check with me before going anywhere, for now, this is our Spring.
February 27 – practice 9 pm at the Ralph Wilson Niagara Community Center.
March 2-scrimmage 12 – 2pm at Buffalo State.
March 9 – NU Vagabonds in Savannah, GA (only half the roster able to go.)
March 17-match in Lockport, team to be announced.
March 23-Kenmore Misfits match home, under the lights.
March 30-Little Three Tourney NU, Canisius, and St Bonaventure, away TBA.
April 6-Syracuse B match home, under the lights.
April13-Clarkson 15’s Tourney, Clarkson, NY.
April 20-Easter bye.
April 27-Gorge Cup Tournament, Columbia, MD.
May 4-NURFC Alumni Weekend 43rd annual, NU Purple Eagles v Dead Pheasants.
May 5-NU hosting HS match, Kenmore v Canisius 5 pm.
announce the 5 candidates, for our 2 annual gifts, congratulations to all nominated, as it is a high honor at NURugby to be even considered for either of our $1000.00 Terry Crowe Memorial Rugby Scholarship and the $1000.00 Founders Scholarship.
The excellent young men nominated are;
John Ceneviva, &
NURFC Alumni Weekend May 3 thru 5, Niagara University, NY, at the Saturday after-match banquet, we will make the selections known.