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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Welcome To Our New Correspondents

The TIAR team is growing. With the expansion of rugby in America we've found ourselves needing more help and have been lucky enough to find two writers we think are going to help you stay informed. We'd like to take a minute to introduce them.

Derek Sagehorn, grew up watching his dad play for the San Francisco Rugby Club (since merged with Golden Gate RFC to become the San Francisco Golden Gate Rhinos). He first played for Delta Youth Rugby in Antioch, CA, then gridiron and rugby at De La Salle High School. Along the way he has played for the University of California at Berkeley, the British Rugby Football Club of Paris, and the Berkeley Rugby Football Club. A graduate of the University of California and University of San Francisco School of Law, he works in housing development in Oakland. He coaches the Alameda Islanders boys. Derek is going to be covering rugby in the Bay Area, in particular the San Francisco PRO Rugby side, for us.

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Brendan Triplett is was a 10 year U.S. Army Infantryman deployed around the world and to Iraq.  He came home and started a family (wife and son) and has made it a yearly event to go the CRCs with some friends He has a local rugby team picked out for my son when he turns 5, making sure to prepare him young.  Right now Brendan in the business sector in Allentown, PA and finishing up my MBA at Saint Joseph’s University.

Brendane played undergrad rugby at Drexel but also played fullback, with some time as scrumhalf, for the Shippensburg University Rugby Football Club in the early 2000s.  When he joined the military he captained an amateur team in the Army, also as fullback.  His favorite team is Ireland (IRFU) with provincial favorites of Munster and Leinster, though the USA has always held a special place in his heart and he'll never miss a game in Philly.  Brendan love 15s and plan son mostly covering D1-AA teams, when not otherwise gainfully employed, as well as some D1-A teams.  He will also help cover the CRC and whatever else may come across my plate.  I’m happy to be a part of the TIAR family and I’m hoping to make our team strong competition for the other rugby news programs out there.


  1. Congrats! Do these folks have Twitter handles for us to follow?

  2. Cead Mile Failte, Brendan! We have a lot in common. I'm from Philly, originally, and follow IRFU, but Ulster and Connacht. Between us we have Ireland covered. I'll see you at CRCs.
    Welcome, Derek! I lived in Northern California (Walnut Creek), my sisters went to Carondolet and St Mary's, Moraga.
    If you go to the DI nationals at St Mary's, I'll see you there.

    Who's covering the Ohio PRO rugby team? That will be my team.

    1. Go raibh míle maith agat, Cailin. I'll do my best to keep an eye on our boys east of the mississippi. Stay posted and I'll keep the news coming on our philly area teams in 7s and XVs!

  3. Welcome everyone. Keep up the good work!