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May 27, 2014 > Senator Corbett recognizes Gladiators

Senator Corbett recognizes Gladiators

Submitted By Sergio Reyes

Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay) congratulates the Life West MenÕs Rugby team, the Gladiators, on their victories the weekend of May 17-18 which places the team in the United States Rugby National Championship game on May 31 in Madison, Wisconsin. The Hayward team battled the Dallas Athletic Rugby Club (31- 14) in the quarterfinal Elite 8 match and the Southern California Kings (22 Ð 17) in the Final Four to secure their place in the upcoming 2014 USA Rugby Club MenÕs Division III National Championship final game.

The Life West Gladiators were undefeated in their 2014 regular season, earning the Northern California Rugby Football Union (NCRFU) MenÕs Division III and the USA Rugby Pacific North Conference Championship titles in post season play.

ÒI would like to congratulate the Life West Gladiators Rugby Team on reaching the national championship final competition,Ó Senator Corbett said. ÒI join rugby enthusiasts here in California and the entire West Coast as the Gladiators take on New YorkÕs Old Blue RFC for the USA Rugby Division III national championship. As they travel this final leg of the championship journey, I am confident that the Gladiators will represent the 10th State Senate District and the entire state of California well. Best of luck Gladiators!Ó

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