March 8 – Shawn Depenport, a 22 year-old member of NORFC, was tagically killed in a motorcycle accident on I-10.
Dec. 31st, 2012 Cameron Falcon (Shaw, LSU) is picked by RugbyMag as one of the 12 in 2012 likely to become an Eagle. Below is the part of the article on Cameron:
” There are some hookers who seem like extra flankers, and some that are more like mobile props who concentrate on set piece. LSU product Cameron Falcon is that second kind. He has played both hooker and prop for the Junior All Americans, for whom his lineout throwing was virtually perfect. Smart, tough, and powerful, Falcon is now working his way through the ranks at Trinity in Ireland. If he learns what he needs to learn there, he could develop into the next Eagle #2 very quickly. ” By Alex Goff & Pat Clifton
Jan., 2013, Two NORFC Players Selected to Play Mexico
On the USA South squad that defeated Mexico 56-23 in round 1 of NACRA in Atlanta, GA, on 1/19/2013 were two players from New Orleans RFC – Jeff Reuther & Saade Bou-Mikael Saade played scrum-half and scored a try.
July, 2012, Jeff Reuther Leads USA South to Cape Fear Championship
A story from which the below is extracted was published in RugbyMag.com
The South Men’s All-Stars defeated the Pacific Barbarians 26-12 to win the Cape Fear 7s Premier Bracket Sunday in Wilmington, NC.
The South was led by longtime all-star Jeff Reuther, while East Carolina University product Matt Hughston was superb on defense.
After defeating the Georgia All-Stars in the quarterfinals Sunday morning, the South downed the Navy Exiles, who had squeaked by 1823 in the quarters.
That set up the game against the defending champs the Pacific Barbarians. The Barbarians beat Charlotte in the quarters and then Kenya Exiles in the semis to make the final
South Head Coach was Julie McCoy.
“We’ve been working on our combination of speed, work rate, and maturity, because we knew it would pay of for us later, especially in a final with ten-minute halves, and it did,” McCoy said.
After going 2-1 in pool play the South kept getting better and better. Reuther was a big stabilizing influence on a young team, while assistant coach Alex Houser worked well with McCoy to keep the team on track. The young talent was also solid. Hughston made several big plays. Bobby Allen, who led the 2011 National All-Star Championships in tries, continues to improve at scrumhalf, Georgia Southern talent Mu Cabbell was green but supremely difficult to contain in the open field, and Brevard club player DeWayen Parks was a revelation.
“They were just a good group of guys,” McCoy said. “They worked very hard on their maturity, not freaking out when things went bad and staying in the moment, and they just played well. Onward and upward to the NASC.”