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Tampa Bay Krewe Rugby to Open 2011-12 Season Against Defending USA Men’s Rugby National Champions

Tampa Bay Krewe Rugby to Open 2011-12 Season Against Defending USA Men’s Rugby National Champions

TAMPA, Fla.  – Tampa Bay Krewe Rugby (Krewe) opens its 2011-2012 campaign on Nov. 19, 2011 against defending USA Rugby Men’s National Champions, New Orleans RFC at USF Track & Field Stadium.  Saturday’s match at USF provides Krewe’s first shot at redemption since suffering their only defeat last season to New Orleans in the National Championship match in Glendale, Col.

With a new title sponsor in the Laser Spine Institute (LSI) and a new home field at the University of South Florida (USF), Krewe rugby will field two teams in the USA Rugby Men’s division this year and looks to continue the success it has earned over the past several years, including a 2010 USA Rugby Men’s National Championship.

Krewe’s Division II side will open league play with a 5 p.m. kickoff against its cross-state rival Daytona. Krewe’s Division I side will take the field against New Orleans at 7 p.m.

Log on to www.krewerugby.com, visit Krewe on Facebook, and follow Krewe on Twitter for additional details on Tampa Bay Krewe Rugby, including information about upcoming home matches against Atlanta, Boca Raton, and Charlotte.

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