Tour with The Fog
IGR teams are founded on principles of inclusion. We believe that our rugby community is truly global and that the respect of the game and its players transcends all other barriers. These tours show that our rugby community builds bridges that transcend divisions of nationality and class. Further, they show IGR teams leading US Rugby outreach in emerging rugby nations in the Americas, continually challenging stereotypes and helping other American nations popularize the sport.
Since 2015, the San Francisco Fog has traveled annually to emerging rugby nations in the Americas, and we welcome all of our IGR friends to tour together as a combined IGR team. The games culminate four days of camaraderie, adventure, cross-cultural explorations and fun!
14 October 2015: The San Francisco Fog in Havana, Cuba to play a select side when the travel embargo was still in place between Cuba and the US. Mojitos were had by all!
11 November 2016: The San Francisco Fog played the Guatemalan National Team in the Mayan Highlands of Quetzaltenango. The Fog was honored by a traditional Mayan ceremony before the game.
14 November 2017: Combined with IGR teammates, the Fog played the Medellin Fenix in Medellin, Colombia, a country where the fast and light style of rugby is quickly gaining popularity.
Join our 2018 Tour
Jonathan Castellari, a founding member of the Ciervos Pampas RFC, a new IGR team in Buenos Aries, Argentina, was brutally gay-bashed by seven assailants last December. His injuries left him hospitalized for two weeks. In response, his team has organized a tournament titled ‘Tackling Homophobia’ in which the Fog will compete. To be attended by teams both gay-identified and traditional, the tournament will seek to eradicate homophobia in sport and show that violence against members of our rugby family will never be tolerated.
Tour Dates: December 6th to December 10th • Buenos Aries, Argentina
Tournament Date: December 8th & 9th
We invite all players and supporters from any team to travel with us to support this mission. Please register your intent through the link below: