San Francisco Golden Gate RFC

San Francisco Golden Gate Rugby Football Club is a rugby union club based in San Francisco, California. SFGG's first side competes in the Northern California Rugby Football Union's Men's Division I, Women's Division II, and Pacific Rugby Premiership. The SFGG Youth Program includes high school Varsity, Junior Varsity, Frosh-Soph teams as well as U-12, U-10 and U-8 (non-contact) youth teams. SFGG also fields nationally competitive Rugby Sevens squads over the summer. The SFGG Old Boys team, the Señors, feature in occasional matches.

SFGG Rugby
Full nameSan Francisco Golden Gate Rugby Football Club
UnionUSA Rugby
Ground(s)Ray Sheeran Field
PresidentPaul Santinelli
Coach(es)Neil Foote
League(s)Pacific Rugby Premiership
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website


SFGG Rugby was formed in 2001 from the merger of the San Francisco Rugby Club and the Golden Gate Rugby Club.[1] The club won the 2009 and 2011 Rugby Super League championships defeating Life University in the final both times, by 23–13 and 20–5 respectively.[2]

Ray Sheeran Field

San Francisco Golden Gate RFC leased land and a former PX building from the city of San Francisco on Treasure Island in the summer of 2005 for the purpose of building a field and clubhouse. The facility was opened in November 2005 with a Grand Banquet/Dedication featuring former All Black captain Reuben Thorne and former US Eagle captain Dan Lyle. The pitch was formerly named for former club President and current Director Greg Rocca. In March 2011, the pitch was renamed to Ray Sheeran Field.

Ray Sheeran Field hosted the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 USA Rugby National Club Sevens Championships.

Club honors

Notable players

Current players

Players with international caps in bold.

Former players

Internationally capped players are in bold.


Notable primary sponsors include CallidusCloud and Canterbury of New Zealand. The club also has several secondary sponsorships from local and regional businesses.[5]


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  2. American Rugby News
  3. "Raptors Edged In Title Thriller, 39-38". Glendale Cherry Creek Chronicle. May 27, 2014. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
  4. "SFGG Take Elite Cup". Rugbymag. May 25, 2013. Retrieved February 25, 2014.
  5. Official SFGG Sponsors
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