Belmont Shore RFC
|Full name||Belmont Shore Rugby Club|
|Location||Long Beach, California, US|
|Ground(s)||Long Beach State rugby field|
|League(s)||Pacific Rugby Premiership|
The Belmont Shore team was founded in 1974, and was one of the original US Rugby Super League teams in 1997. The team has been in the Super League Finals in seven of the past ten championships. They have been league champions four times, most recently in 2007. They were runners-up to the New York Athletic Club team in 2005, and to the San Diego-based Old Mission Beach Athletic Club team in 2006.
- Rugby Super League Champions: 1998, 2003, 2004, 2007
- Rugby Super League Runner-up: 1999, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008
- US Men's Division I National Championship Runner-up: (15's) 2010
- US Men's 7s National Champions: 2009
- US Men's 7s National Runner-Up: 2008, 2010
- US Men's 7s National Champions: 2011
- US Men's 7s National Champions: 2012
- US Men's Division I National Champions (15's): 2012
Belmont Shore features adult and youth divisions. The adult division competes in the Pacific Rugby Premiership & Division I; the youth division features many teams - U-8 through U19.
The SuperLeague's primary sponsor is Michelob Amber Bock, with each individual team receiving a portion of those revenues. In addition to Amber Bock, Belmont Shore has individual sponsorships. Notable primary sponsors include CP Ships and Dr Pepper/7Up. Also DCL Direct (Direct Container Line) and Kudu Rugby.
Note: caps and participation are accurate as of 10 August 2006
United States national team
Other notable players
- Craig Wells, centre, Australia U21 - 1990,91, NSW Waratahs - 1991,92 (10 x caps), Australian Wallaby World Cup Training Squad & Australia "B" - 1991, ACT Brumbies Super 12s - 1998,99 (2 x caps), Australian Classic Wallabies - 1999, USA Super League National Champion - 2004,07 (Belmont Shore), USA Classic Eagles - 2008
- Lee Peina, halfback, Northland
- Joe Taufete'e
- Mike Te'o
Other rugby teams in Long Beach
Besides Belmont Shore RFC, there is the Belmont Shore Women's Rugby Football Club (nicknamed the "Landsharks", they have two national championships), Coast Women's RFC, and a men's club team at Long Beach State (which has made the National Final Four on four occasions),
- Belmont Shore Pitch
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-02-03. Retrieved 2009-10-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Official Belmont Shore Sponsors
- Scrum.com - Rugby News, Results, and Action, including the Rugby World Cup, from Scrum, the best Rugby Football site in the World : Player Stats
- Chris Ostentowski Player Profile on usarugby.org Archived 2007-03-11 at the Wayback Machine
- "Chris Ostentowski Player Profile on belmontshorerfc.com". Archived from the original on 2006-02-12. Retrieved 2006-08-10.
- Francois Viljoen Player Profile on usarugby.org Archived 2007-03-11 at the Wayback Machine
- "Francois Viljoen Player Profile on belmontshorerfc.com". Archived from the original on 2006-02-12. Retrieved 2006-08-10.
- "Lee Peina Player Profile on belmontshorerfc.com". Archived from the original on 2006-02-12. Retrieved 2006-08-10.