Week 16 Highlights 2016: Denver vs. Ohio
Check out the highlights from the championship match between Ohio and Denver. Although Ohio won the match, Denver still lead the league in total points...
PRO Rugby's Denver Stampede are a charter member of the North American professional rugby league and in a region that has profited from more than half a century of rugby action, producing national champions and excellence in every age grade and category. Led by head coach Sean O’Leary, forwards coach Peter Borlase and conditioning coach David Williams, the team is primed for a great inaugural season.
On Sunday afternoon in Obetz, just outside Columbus, the Ohio Aviators will play the Denver Stampede. The winners – with a bonus point, in Ohio’s case...
Hanco Germishuys' relentless defense forces an Express turnover. Ata Malifa steps through the defense allowing Pedrie Wannenburg to get the ball down in the...
A native of Ireland, O’Leary led programs at Boston College High School, Northeastern University, and New England Select Sides before reestablishing the University of Notre Dame as a force in collegiate rugby. Sean has also been involved with both USA Rugby Under-17 and Under-19 programs.
David, a native of England, represented the USA Eagles in both 7s and 15s, with 2 and 12 caps respectively. He has worked with the USA Men’s National Team and multiple USA age-grade teams, overseeing all aspects of strength and conditioning. He is also an acknowledged 7s and skills coach, most recently working with the Pacific Rugby Premiership Champion Glendale Raptors.
Borlase, a native of New Zealand, enjoyed an impressive professional career, playing internationally for the Crusaders, Munster, Connacht. Upon retirement, Borlase began coaching Gernika Rugby in Spain. He has been the Head Coach for the past two seasons of the Denver Barbarians, who compete in the Pacific Rugby Premiership. He has also served as an Assistant Coach for the USA U-20s for the past three seasons.
Based in Denver, Snyman is currently the Head Coach of the Glendale Raptors, the reigning Pacific Rugby Premiership (PRP) Champions. Snyman, a native of South Africa, played professionally with the Bulls and Sharks before concluding his career in Europe with Leeds and Perpignan. In addition, he had an illustrious international career playing 38 times for South Africa’s famed Springboks.