GRF vill härmed gratulera Christopher Vannerberg för sin andra kallelse för svenska XV landslag! Vår ving spelade 80 minuter under borta matchen mot latvia och visade stor karaktär. Henning Ekstrand som också var med i helgen med landslaget är tvungen att hoppa av pga infektion i kroppen. Även Frölunda pojken startade för coach kanogo s trupp. Mvh Marco Cicola - GRF secretary #RugbyUnion #GRFMen #GRF #Rugby
An early 7am start saw 23 of Göteborgs strongest men load up in two minibuses and a car to begin the journey up to Oslo for the first match of the season. The team was excited to put into practice the systems that had been worked on in training in particular defence and set piece. Oslo Fusion are always tough opponents and we knew that we would need to be up to the task physically to get a result. The match started with GRF giving away a few stupid penalties which Oslo decide
on 29th - last weekend of April, first Rugby 15's is coming! Guys are going up to Oslo to meet warriors from North. Oslo Rugbyklubb!
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As season is coming, and we are hoping to get more visitors to our games, but suddenly not all of you know rules of Rugby.. We decided to add some easy rules for you! And even with a video, that provides quite good basic rules! Cheers! And See you on the Game Day! Some key explanations! Points and how you earn them Why have this team got more points than that one? Why are they trying so hard to get over that line? Why are they kicking at the posts? Important Find out how you
The Season of 2017 is on! Today the Youth section started with the trainings after the Christmas break. The Seniors (men and ladies) are also in sessions. Do you want to try out rugby and have some fun with us? We welcome women, men and children. Old players, new players every player! The youth section train on Sundays 11:00-13:30 at Frölunda Kulturhus and U14, Boys 16 also run on Tuesdays 18:00-19:00 at the Club house. The Oldboys, Men, Ladies and Development Team (new playe
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Saturday midday would see the gathering of the west region clans turn up to Välen to take on the Welsh touring squad Nantgaredig RFC. Unfortunately a few players called off in the morning but considering the weather conditions it was a huge positive to see 23 players turn up to play the test. Clubs represented included players from Uddevala(1), Borås(1), Vänersborg (1), Spartacus (4) and GRF supplied the rest of the HR.
The lads ran a low impact session of 45 minutes before
The summer break is over and the autumn season starts this week. The summer has seen our Ladies win the Swedish Championship and our Men take on a Touring Welsh team. The club would like to thank Neil Johnson for his work around the Welsh game and putting up a strong Regional team. The youth section starts their trainings this week. Tuesdays and Thursdays 17:30-18:45. This weekend we are going to Trelleborg for a youth tournament (12:th-14:th of August). We still have some sp
On the 6th August and for the second time, Welsh side Nantgaredig RFC (currently playing in the Swalec national league Div 3 West) will be playing at Välen against a West Regional squad.
Players from around the region will rub shoulders and take on a side that won comfortably the last time they visited Gothenburg and GRF.
This will be a rugby day for all the family, youth players and fans of the 15s game where we will see , for the first time in a long time, how our west
GRF men's squad lifted their game from the qualifying rounds to finish a solid 6th position, losing out to Pingvin RC who lifted the plate final prize.
This was after seeing off other west coast teams Vänersborg RK and Spartacus RUFC who had been very strong in the qualification rounds leading up to the SMveckan finals.
This is a huge step up for the Gothenburg men who were missing some key players through injuries.
A great result for the squad and the club and with more
SMVeckan is on the horizon and through some tough qualifying both mens and ladies teams will be heading north to compete for the SM 7's championship.
The men's comp will include the favorites, Stockholm Exiles, who haven't competed in the 7's for a few years.With 7 players currently playing the national side it is no surprise they are heading to Norrköping as favorites and the Gothenburg mens team will play them in the Group stages.
The ladies head north as current Sweden
After a long day of sevens at Lexby IP the GRF mens squad secured a top four placing to ensure a place at the SMVeckan in Norrköping in July.
The first game against Pingvin RC would be fought in damp conditions and despite doing every right and having a very good performance, unforced errors gave the victory to PRC, late in the second half. Pingvin RC would build on this victory and go on to win the final against Vänersborg RK after pulling back a 3 try deficit to win the f
This weekend the club will be heading over to the other side of town and to Partille where Spartacus RUFC will host round two of the ladies sevens qualifier and the semi-finals for the Mens qualification towards the Swedish SM finals that will be held in Norrköping during the SMVeckan in july.
For the men (silver medalists last year),after two rounds the top three teams, Vänersborg, Spartacus and Gothenburg ended up on exactly the same points.
This sunday and those very te
The first Gothenburg derby match would be played at the GRF pitch in Välen, Where the Amazing happens..and it did..for the opposition that is..
Weather was hot and sunny with a slight breeze.
By all accounts both teams were missing players for this first derby match and that would be fairly obvious in the 80 minutes of match time.
The first half would see the visitors dominating Gothenburgs half in just about every facet. Using the age old kicking game to pin Göteborg bac