One of the biggest features of engagement PRO Rugby touted prior to the start of the season was that fans were going to be able to name each team. Now after thousands of submissions and thousands of votes the verdict is in. From now on the teams will be know as:
San Francisco Rush
San Diego Breakers
Each team name reflects something about the city or state it represents. For Sacramento it’s their rail history or the terminus of the Pony Express. For San Francisco it’s all about the Gold Rush of 1849. The Breakers deals with the ocean and the Aviators is a reference to the Wright brothers, who were from Ohio. The Stampede is a western theme for Colorado.