Cape Pirates Rugby Club Defeats Welsh Team

By  //  April 7, 2013

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The Cape Pirates recently defeated a Welsh high school champion team 33-17 for their first international victory. (Image for

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Cape Pirates is a club founded in 2012 by Coach Steve Roper and are planning a tour to Wales in March 2014 to play international competition.

Rugby is a world wide sport and the fastest growing sport in the U.S. The Cape Pirates are made up of players from Cocoa Beach High, SatelliteHigh and Merritt Island High, and training takes place at Kelly Park in Merritt Island.

The Cape Pirates recently defeated a Welsh high school champion team 33-17 for their first international victory.

Steve Roper

“I saw a need for the youths in Brevard to get out and learn to be a team – and how to win at sport and at life,” said Roper.

In their Inaugural year, the Cape Pirate Rugby club went 10 -1-1, scoring over 200 points with only 60 against.

“Join us for season number two,” said Coach Roper. “We are off to a flying start with a 36-22 win over Boca Raton. Any players or non players are welcome to come on out as we need a manager and a photographer and video man or woman.”

To make the team’s tour to Wales posible, Roper said they have to raise $33,600, or $1,600 per athlete.

“Please donate as much as you can every dollar helps,” said Roper. “All monies will be refunded if we don’t make our goal.”

For more information contact Roper at