April 22, 2014 > Chiropractic college rugby team in semi-finals
Chiropractic college rugby team in semi-finals
Submitted By Christin Scholten
In a remarkable first season, Life Chiropractic College WestÕs Rugby team, The Gladiators, won all ten of their round-robin games.Ê The Gladiators play in the Northern California Rugby Football Union, division III.Ê Throughout those ten games, the Gladiators scored an impressive 608 points, while only 105 points were scored against them. The team consists of Life West students and a number of local Hayward rugby players.
Coach and chiropractor Dr. Tez Molloy says, "For a new team just getting started, this is a remarkable achievement and a testament to the players and support staff."
Gladiators Captain Travis Atualevao said "I am so proud of the boys and their commitment. Not only is this an achievement for them and the college, it is great for the Hayward community."
On Saturday, April 19th, the team played a semi-final game against Humboldt and dominated the field with a 104-0 victory.
This week they will play in another semi-final match on Treasure Island and, if successful, move on to regional finals in Boise, ID on May 3 and Dallas, TX on May 17. A successful run would allow the Gladiators to compete in the USA National Rugby Finals in Madison, WI on May 31st.
Hoping for the best possible outcome, the Gladiators face fundraising challenges to get the team and officials to the playoffs. Their airfare alone will cost $33,000.
Any local people or businesses that would like to support the team can contact Coach Dr. Tez Molloy (510) 329-1769, or visit the team website at www.lifewestrugby.com
For more information about Life Chiropractic College West, visit: www.lifewest.edu.