It's that time of year. Pitches are getting greener, weather is more favorable and clubs are at their peak heading into the semifinals of NCRFU playoffs. It's knockout rugby... win and move on, lose and head back for 7s training.
Division I Men's is anchored by the undefeated Life West Gladiators (10-0). The Gladiators will host the Sacramento Lions (6-4). Santa Rosa (7-2-1), atop the North Division, will host the EPA Razorbacks (7-2-1.
Division II Men's playoff schedule was affected when the Olympic Club dropped out of the competition. The Vacaville Old Dogs (9-1) will host Life West Gladiators D2 (4-5). BA Baracus (4-4) stepped up into the South Division top seed and will host the Sacramento Capitals (8-2)
Division II Women's will see quality action this week. Life West Gladiatrix, undefeated in regular season play (8-0), will play host to the Berkeley All Blues (2-6). Helped by a forfeit point, the Sacramento Amazons (5-3) will host San Francisco Golden Gate (5-3).
Division III Men's seeding was decided by point differential with Napa taking the #1 seed (+611) and Colusa taking the #2 seed (+491). The Napa Wine Thieves (9-0-1) will host the Reno Zephyrs (6-3-1). Colusa County (9 -0-1) will host the Modesto Harlots (7-3).
This Saturday's winner will advance to the NCRFU Championship Weekend hosted by San Francisco Golden Gate on Treasure Island.