Exiles are in the finals: Sunday, May 13th

Congratulations to all the players for their hard work this year – you have one last test on Sunday.  Kick off is at noon at UMBC’s Walker Field.  Walker Field address:   5451 Wilkens Ave, Catonsville, MD 21228.

All players must arrive at 1030 for check in and then warm up.


2.  We will submit a player list for the match in advance.  They will check IDs against the roster.  EACH PLAYER MUST HAVE A PHOTO ID WITH THEM ON SUNDAY.  Driver’s license/perm,it, passport, or school ID is sufficient.

2.  All players must be in high school or of high school age (15-18).  Any high schoolers that are 14 years old must sign an under 15 waiver.  Contact Coach Karl for the under 15 waiver.

3.  Parents and fans will be on the opposite side of the field from the teams.



Sunday Semi final

Dear all.

Sunday we face the girls from West Carol again. Make no mistake, they are hurting from last week, this will be a tough tough game .

We need everyone, and I mean everyone to come out to Shadygrove road to support our girls in this crucial game, we are 70 minutes away from the state final, it doesent get much bigger than this.

Spread the word, aunties, uncles, grandma, grandad, brothers, sisters, cousins neighbours, passersby, even the postman!! Get them all to come and support.

We need a huge crowd Sunday at 1pm to give the team every possible encouragement.

See you all there,

Karl and Hugh

Wales SA group tickets

For those who want to save a few dollars off the price of tickets and sit together with other Exiles, we will purchase group tickets on Apr 30.

If you want tickets please let Coach Karl or Lilli know how many tickets you want as soon as possible; we need check or cash by April 29.  Tickets cost $50.50 each.

Exiles International tournament wrap up

Dear all.

MD Exiles U19 girls went un-beaten this weekend at the international tourno. The girls are improving with each game with stand out performances from just about everyone.

A big shout out to all our volunteers and supporters who again supported us with the provision of food , drink and transport, as we always say, its a big team effort and we can’t do it without everyone pitching in.

On to this weekend with our last regular season game before the playoffs, a vital game for us to win so that we get a good seeding.

See you all at Shadygrove road this sunday.

Best Hugh and Karl



Schedule for the week of April 23rd

Excellent job by all at the tournament this weekend.  Lot’s of playing time for all.

Note the time change:  Practice Tuesday, April 24 at Shady Grove is 5:30 to 7:00.

Practice on Thursday will be back to normal:  6:00 to 8:00 at Shady Grove.

Our match is Sunday, April 29 at Shady Grove.  Kick off is at 1:00.  All players must be on the pitch ready to warmup at noon.  Please go to Teamsnap and update your availability.

Maryland International Youth Rugby Festival 21-22 April

There have been changes to Saturday’s kick off times.  Please check this site or Team snap often. Showtime for everyone is noon at field #3.

Our first match is Saturday at 1:00 vs Doylestown.  Make sure you are ready to play at noon on field #3.

Our second match on Saturday is at 3:00 vs North Bay B.  Make sure you are ready to play at 2:00 on field #3.

We play on Sunday at 9:00 on field #2 against Downington.  Be ready to go on the field at 8:00.

We play again on Sunday at 11:00 against Saint Joseph CSS B on field #2.

  • This event is sponsored by Rhino Rugby, stop by and patronize their store.
  • There will be a promotion for the Wales – South Africa Test Match.
  • College recruiters from Mary Washington and Marywood Universities will be at the festival to encourage your players to attend their programs.
  • There will be a $10 parking fee to pay for this beautiful facility and the parking crew that will be waving you in.

Thursdays practice 4-19-18


Remember Coach valerie will be helping us tomorrow evening with a session on ‘creating order from confusion’ also while this is happening I will be holding individual conversations with all players to asses their development.

On that note

‘Great players are hungry for their coaches to tell them how they can improve. A thing that particularly sets them apart from the rest, is that they don’t wait for feedback, they seek it out. They ask questions & are deeply curious. They don’t let an ego get in the way of learning’

RuggerFest Rapup!!


Be proud of our girls, 3rd best team at the tourno. Tough games yesterday but we perservered , worked and learned, great game today coming home for a nice donut return at 76-0, stand out performances from everyone on the team.

Also standout performances from everyone who came to support, everyone who drove and everyone who provided drinks, food, power snacks and clean kit.

Thanks to everyone for a true team performance, we’ll do it all again next weekend at the Exiles international festival.  Girls, we’ll see you all at Shadygrove Tuesday.


Karl and Hugh