Two Cal Maritime Rugby Players Selected for First U.S. Professional League
Two Cal Maritime Keelhaulers have been selected to participate in North America's first professional rugby competition, set to begin this spring.
Codi Jones of San Diego and Ryan Morris of Ukiah were selected to play for San Francisco and Sacramento, respectively. The two teams participate in the Professional Rugby Organization (PRO), the first North American competition to be sanction by USA Rugby and World Rugby.
Both Jones and Morris are Marine Transportation majors at California State University Maritime Academy. Jones is set to graduate this year, and Morris is on track to finish in 2017.
The Professional Rugby Organization will begin its inaugural season with teams in San Francisco, Sacramento, San Diego, Denver and Columbus.
Cal Maritime Rugby is undefeated in the Northern California Collegiate Conference. The Keelhaulers will host the National Small College Rugby Organization's PacWest Regional Finals on April 16 and 17 at the Academy's waterfront campus in Vallejo