The 2015/16 Florida Men’s Club Season begins this weekend with four USA Rugby Division 2 matches. After a hugely successful Florida Cup Pre-Season tournament, all 8 Men’s Division Two teams are ready begin matrix season this weekend.
Florida Cup Champions Naples head to Boca Raton which on paper appears to be the Match of the Round. Naples were dominant throughout the Florida Cup and put on counter attacking show in Sarasota during the finals. Boca Raton are team that can launch attacks from all over the park. Visiting teams must be at their absolute best to beat Boca at Don Estridge, this should be a great match.
Ft Lauderdale host Miami RFC in rematch of the 2014 State Championship. Both Ft Lauderdale and Miami have gone through some changes since then. Ft Lauderdale has pipeline of talent and always expect to challenge for the title. Miami RFC lead by player Coach Leon Wilson are will be ready and raring to go for the regular season.
2015 State Champions the Orlando Griffins host the Miami Tridents in the Nations Tourist Capital. Orlando are looking prove that 2015 was not flash in pan and that they are ready to play league play after a tough Florida Cup. Miami Tridents, took Naples to wire in the Florida Cup Semi-Final and have built highly skilled team ready to challenge for 2016 State Title. There is no better way to see if they have what takes when they play the reigning State Champions.
Lastly, Tampa are travelling Jacksonville for what looks be to an evenly matched game. Tampa are always ready for the regular season to begin. They make the trip north to Jacksonville on the back of solid Florida Cup form within the tough Gulf Coast Division. Jacksonville in 2015 were a powerhouse team they always face the toughest travel schedule and 2015/16 they will look to set Florida alight with a dominant start at home.