Denver Harlequins Rugby Football Club

The Denver Harlequins Rugby Football Club

As a traditional powerhouse in Colorado Club Rugby, the Quins have represented the Rocky Mountain Rugby Union (formerly known as the Eastern Rockies Rugby Football Union) throughout the United States and internationally.

We are strong competitors on the field, in the pub, and in our community, aggressively bringing rugby and its values of fitness, athleticism and tradition to Denver. We tour actively and compete nationwide in the USA Rugby playoffs. If you are looking for a club that combines on-field success with off-field camaraderie and fun, you’ve found it.

We are always on the look-out for new players, whether you have played for decades or had never heard about the sport before coming to this webpage. Regardless of ability and/or skill level, the Denver Harlequins have a place for you. Fill in your information on the following form to be contacted by a representative from the club, or just show up at practice.
http://www.harlequins.org/join-the-quins

Head Coach:

The Denver Harlequins Rugby Football Club welcomes our new head coach, Peter Borlase.

Coach Borlase has been a professional player for Canterbury, Crusaders, Munster, Hawke’s Bay, and most recently as a coach for a pro Spanish club (Gernika RT).

Mark Price has been looking via his connections over the last two years for a professional level coach. Peter came highly recommended from Ray Egan who is the current head coach for Belmont Shores and former Munster player himself.

Coach Price will remain on as an assistant coach.

For more information about Coach Borlase, you can check out his Wikipedia page:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Borlase

If you are looking to contact any official on the club, you can find the full contact page here:
http://www.harlequins.org/test-schedule/about/contact-us

If you are a fan looking to stay connected to the team, you can join our fan Facebook page here:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Denver-Harlequins-Rugby-Football-Club/900422496653491

Denver Alternative Contact Sports Day

Alt Sports Day

On Aug. 16th, Cook Park will host a full day of alternative contact sports event. There will be a barbeque at the field. Admission is FREE for all games. Bring the family and come down for an exciting day of sports and fun.

The Harlequins’ Old Boys vs. CSOBs rugby match will kick off at NOON.
http://www.harlequins.org/alumni
http://www.meetup.com/ColoradoSeniorOldBoys-RugbyClub/

The rest of the day’s schedule:
The day will start with a hurling match featuring the Colorado Fenians starting at Xam.
http://www.coloradofenians.com/

Then there will be a Aussie Rules Football match featuring the Denver Bulldogs starting at 11am.
http://denverbulldogs.org/

After that will be the Gaelic Football game with the Denver Gaels.
http://denvergaels.com/

Field:
Cook Park
7100 Cherry Creek South Dr.
Denver, CO 80224

Facebook Event Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/540983462694605/

Annual Red/Blue Match

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It’s time for the Denver Harlequins’ annual Red vs. Blue intersquad match to start the season off right. Aug. 23rd at our home pitch (Cook Park). Kick-off is at 11:00am.

Field:
Cook Park
7100 Cherry Creek South Dr.
Denver, CO 80224

Afterparty:
Tom & Annette’s House
3565 W 112th Cir., Westminster, CO 80031
https://www.facebook.com/events/807557662609616/

Facebook Event Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1517324051829968/

Denver Harlequins Fall AGM

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Denver Harlequins Fall Annual General Meeting

We will be having our Fall AGM at 7:00- 9:00pm on Friday, 8/22/2014.
Knights of Columbus Hall
1555 Grant Street
Denver, CO 80203
http://kofc539.org/

Beverages will be provided.

This is a mandatory meeting for all current Harlequin players. We will be discussing the budget/financials, dues, matches/fixtures, social events, fundraisers, CIPP, the new league structure, reviewing goals for coming year and planning for them, electing officers and appointing positions within the club, discussing the new selection process, collecting dues, and passing out shorts and socks to any new guys that pay dues.

Facebook Event Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/265205417014428/
Knights of Columbus Denver

Denver Harlequins Club History

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The Denver Harlequins Rugby Football Club

Harlequin History

The Denver Harlequins Rugby Football Club came to life in 1970 as the Denver Barristers, recognizing the legal background of most of the players. Many of them were attorneys; most of them simply had legal problems.

While enjoying success as the Barristers, the demographics of the team changed as they absorbed many of the players from the Mile High RFC. As a smaller percentage were lawyers (although the legal problems didn’t change…), the team decided to rename themselves. Reflecting his happy-go-lucky nature, former Green Beret Ray Dissinger proposed the name “Harlequins”.

In 1974, when the Aspen Ruggerfest served as the de facto national championships, the Denver Harlequins came in second, losing to the Bay Area Touring Side (BATS) out of San Francisco. It was the mark of a club on the rise.

The Denver Harlequins merged with the Littleton RFC in 1986, and the rest is history. Club colors are scarlet red and royal blue from the Harlequins, with grey accents recognizing Littleton RFC.

As a traditional powerhouse in Colorado Club Rugby, the Quins have represented the Rocky Mountain Rugby Union (formerly known as the Eastern Rockies Rugby Football Union) throughout the United States and internationally.

We are strong competitors on the field, in the pub, and in our community, aggressively bringing rugby and its values of fitness, athleticism and tradition to Denver. We tour actively and compete nationwide in the USA Rugby playoffs.

 

Championships:

2014 – Eastern Rockies Rugby Union Division 3 Runner Up

2013 – Western Rugby Football Union Division 3 Championships Third Place

2013 – Eastern Rockies Rugby Union Division 3 Champions

2013 – Eastern Rockies Rugby Union Division 2 Runner Up

2006 – Western Rugby Football Union Championships Third Place

2005 – Eastern Rockies Rugby Union Division 2 Runner Up

2005 – Western Rugby Football Union Championships Fourth Place

2004 – Western Rugby Football Union Championships Sixth Place

2004 – Eastern Rockies Rugby Union Division 2 Runner Up

2003 – USA Rugby Sweet Sixteen – Fourth Place

2003 – Western Rugby Football Union Runner Up

2003 – Eastern Rockies Rugby Union Champions

2002 – Western Rugby Football Union Seventh Place

2002 – Eastern Rockies Rugby Union Champions

2001 – Eastern Rockies Rugby Union Runner Up

1998 – Western Rugby Football Union Second Place

1998 – Eastern Rockies Rugby Union Champions

1997 – Western Rugby Football Union Third Place

1997 – Eastern Rockies Rugby Union Champions

1993 – National Western 7’s 2nd Division Winner

1991 – Eastern Rockies Rugby Union Division 1 Champions

1991 – Eastern Rockies Rugby Union B-Side Champions (Oly Cup)

1990 – National Western 7’s 1st division Runner Up

1990 – Eastern Rockies Rugby Union Division 1 Champions

1987 – National Western 7′s Runner Up

1977 – Eastern Rockies Rugby Union Champions (Miller Cup)

1977 – Eastern Rockies Rugby Union B-Side Champions (Stuart Harris Cup)

1976 – Eastern Rockies Rugby Union Runner Up (Oly Cup)

1975 – Eastern Rockies Rugby Union Champions (Oly Cup)

 

Trophies and Tournaments:

2014 – Santa Barbara Sevens Social Division Runner Up

2014 – Denver Summer Sevens Runner Up

2014 – Aspen Sevens Runner Up

2013 – Santa Barbara Sevens Social Division Runner Up

2003 – St. Valentine’s Day Massacre (Breckenridge, CO) Winner

2002 – High Desert Rugby Classic (Albuquerque, NM) Winner

1995 – Maggotfest Old Boys Division Winners

1994 – Denver 7′s Winners

1997 – 12th Annual Cowtown Classic (Ft Worth, TX) Runner Up

1992 – Cowpie Tournament Winners

1991 – Cowpie Tournament Runner Up

1990 or 1991 Aspen Ruggerfest 35+ Winner

1990 – Cowpie Tournament Winners

1989 – Cowpie Tournament Winners

1988 – Cowpie Tournament Winners

1988 – Boulder Area Ruggerfest (BARF) Tournament Winners

1983 – Queen City BATS Tournament Winners

1978 – Austin Texas Rugby Tournament Champions

1974 – Aspen Ruggerfest Runner Up