Sunday, April 8, 2018

Barbarians Best

the transition from set piece to backline by Barbos scrumhalf Carmine Hernandez 

Denver Barbarians v Park City Haggis

Slight overcast and a bit of a breeze on the StoveTop at Infinity for kickoff of the numbers one and two on the table, Barbarians and Haggis resp., and their titanic tussle, the outcome of which could see a league champion by end of day. 

Home team received the starting kick and maintained possession, sweeping back and forth across the pitch, always moving forward, down into the Haggis 22 to  a breakdown from which openside, Evan Geist, snatched the pill and sped straight to goal, brushing aside a defender en route: with conversion by flyhalf, Charles Ajarrista, it was 7-0 homeboys inn the 3rd minute.

Denver dotted a brace more swiftly and it was 17-nil before Haggis found their feet and got one of their own while Barbarians with the bonus point try prior to the midpoint for a 22-5 halftime score. Barbarians looked crisp and keen for it while Park City seemed somewhat sluggish with handling errors.

Visitors managed a pair of groundings at the start of the final forty, but it was remaining numbers for the home team and 50-15 the record as Denver secured its first D-2 Championship in memory; Barbarians were last on the table two years ago. Kudos their re-build efforts! 

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Barbarians v Merlins

In an exhibition contest of developmental squads, Glendale Merlins and Denver Barbarians saw action today on the StoveTop at Infinity under near perfect weather conditions. Glendale looked sharply keen at breakdown and were utterly devastating when ball was slung along their backline. Denver for its part showed absolute individual brilliance at times, though the Men in Green were undone on occasion by a reluctance to tackle and Merlins held a 31-10 advantage at the midpoint.

Barbarians dotted a brace to make things interesting early in the second stanza for tallies of 31 and 20, but Merls grounded the final pair of trys for a scoreline of 42-20 as a record on this day.

Denver Barbarians v Glendale Merlins today up 'Top


Barbarians and Merlins battle at 1pm on the StoveTop today in what will be a grand display of sport. The free event promises to be an excellent show as Merlins are tanking up for their inaugural Major League Rugby fixture in April and Barbo would like to maintain their winning streak, which stretches back to the fall of 2016, in league competition. This is the picture; be a part of it!

Trivia Night@Elks... #OutstandingSuccess

Denver Highlanders Annual Trivia Night at the Elks Lodge #17 on  Friday was an unparalleled success by all accounts. The fundraising evening began with a social hour (+) where the hundreds of players and their supporters in attendance were able to engage in discourse on a variety of topics, the scope of which covered the breadth and depth of human endeavor.

Elks Lodge #17, a fine venue!

Mexican cuisine, and plenty of it, followed opening conversations and drink specials did abound. As promised, Trivia Night ensued promptly at around 8ish and raucous and ribald that show go-ed, to be followed by DJ Lipshix and Foreign Intervention bumping tunes until the wee hours. Those yet upright were transported deep within the bowels of the Elks church-like structure for continuance at an after-hours gig that may still be ongoing. Happy Time for each and every; kudos the Shafroth Family for their critically integral sponsorship.

Trivia Night: a Rocky Mountain Rugby staple

Monday, March 26, 2018

Trivia Night at the Elks this Friday


Denver Highlanders RFC
1st Annual Trivia Night
And After Party with DJ Khaleesi V
Friday March 30th, 2018
Hosted by the Denver Highlanders Rugby Football Club:

The Denver Highlanders would like to invite Rugby Fans, Scrummies, Backs, Wanna Be Rugby Players, the Never Were Rugby Players, the Older we are Players, the Better we Were Players, Old Boys, Rugger Huggers, Rugby Widows, One Eyed Refs, Refs with Seeing Eye Dogs, the Fast, the Slow, the Brain Dead, Stone Hands and the By Grace of God They are Alive Rugby Brats to show their knowledge!  So grab a hooker and your best wingman and lineout to prop up your mates and get ready to scrum down because we challenge you to try and throw down some extra trivia points by mauling & raking the opposition!

The Denver Highlanders Rugby Football Club is “A World Class Social Club That Plays Damn Good Rugby.”  The Highlanders were founded in 1968 and have been active ever since.  The active team is made up of 35-50 players from ages 21-40.  The Highlanders organization includes over 500 Old Boys (former players).  The club focuses on playing good rugby, providing an excellent social environment and growing the community through both of those endeavors.

Denver DJ: DJ Khaleesi V.  Appearances at Drink, Downtown Denver and Lime @ Pavilions.  Will be mixing 90’s and 2000’s hip-hop and R&B, top 40 hits and dance party classics.

Tickets are $15 Pre-Sale and can be purchased by contacting  Tickets are $20 at the door.

Included in ticket: All you can eat taco bar, seat at a trivia table, raffle, silent auction, $2 beers, cheap wine and drinks and entry to after party with DJ Khaleesi V.

50/50 raffles, Hotel Stays, Massages, Dinners and much more all up for grabs during the night.

Doors open at 5:30pm. Trivia will begin at 6:30pm.
Denver Elks Lodge # 17
2475 W 26th Ave, Denver, CO 80211
Located on the corner of Alcott and W 26th.
Please check in at the front door. 
Limited parking available at the Elks lodge. Street parking available as well. 
Ahron Osheroff |Tel:720-537-8079  |

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