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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Allen Eagles (Boys) & Broken Arrow (Girls) win Tornado Alley 7s

Allen Eagles as Tornado Alley 7s Champions

Norman, OK – July 9th – Tornado Alley 7’s Tournament, part of the TXO 7’s Series

Allen was perfect on the day going 5-0. They ended pool play with a narrow, last second win against East Side(Tulsa area). Norman won the other Pool based on point differential over Plano setting up the semifinals, Allen vs. Plano and Norman vs. East Side thus assuring a TX vs. OK Final. Allen was able to down Plano while East Side narrowly defeated Norman for the second time in 2 tournaments. This setup rematches for the 3rd/4th place match and the Championship. Norman pulled away from a young Plano team to capture 3rd while Allen and East Side duked it out until midway through the second half when Allen pulled away with help from MVP Bo Bird and Kevin Clift.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Fort Worth 7s weather wreaks havoc

Brian Welborn slips past his defender at Ft Worth 7s

It would not be Texas Rugby without a bit of controversy. Fort Worth 7s experienced weather that certainly contributed to a bit of confusion that was exacerbated by the Austin Blacks not making the tournament.

However, the Texas Rugby Union and the Red River Rugby Conference 7s committee straightened out the confusion in this post about RRRC Qualifier #2. Now, there will still be some folks caterwauling about the amount of points awarded to Little Rock for the Pool Play forfeiture, but we all know far ahead of time that a forfeiture is 28 points to the team that shows up. We also all know that in 7s, the ball can bounce many ways, and no competitive team can afford to leave any points off the board. Judging by Huns 7s Coach Jacob Liberman's statements below, we can expect the Huns to be dotting center much more often on their home pitch than they have in the previous two tournaments (and that's saying something!).

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Huns, ARPTC top the tables in #RRRC7s after Little Rock

Huns flyer Justin Hale (A&M) dots center just out of a Stormer's reach.
The first round of the Red River Rugby Conference 7s Qualifier Series is over and finds the Austin Huns Men's Club and the American Rugby Professional Training Center Women's Team at the top of their respective tables.
2016 RRRC 7s Points Table as of 26 June 2016

Austin Huns Press Release
Austin, TX (June 26, 2016). The Austin Huns Rugby Club won the championship match in the first of three national 7s qualifiers, beating the host team, Little Rock Rugby.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Ruck Science launches bulk order program

AUSTIN, Tx., April 26, 2016 /ThisIsTexasRugby/ - Ruck Science would like to announce the launch of a new bulk order program that is designed to help amateur rugby clubs in Texas and across the US to earn even greater revenue by partnering with us.

The company’s current sponsorship program is a simple percentage-based donation model. It allows every customer on ruckscience.com to donate 10% of their order to the rugby club of their choice. This process is automated through the Ruck Science website. During the checkout process, each customer is asked to enter the name of their rugby club. On the 15th of each month, Ruck Science tallies up the donations made in each club’s name and sends out PayPal payments directly to the clubs.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Old Maroon and Ruck Science form strategic partnership

AUSTIN, TX., April 18, 2016 /ThisIsTexasRugby/ - Old Maroon, the Former Student organization for Texas A&M Rugby, has entered into a strategic partnership with Austin-based sports nutrition company, Ruck Science, in order to expand the profile of Texas A&M’s rugby program and for the mutual benefit of both organizations.

The partnership, announced today in Austin, allows Old Maroon to utilize Ruck Science’s unique rugby-focused sponsorship program. The program, started in October of 2015 allows Ruck Science customers to donate 10% of all purchases to the amateur rugby club of their choice. Old Maroon will incorporate the program into its fundraising efforts in order to raise crucial revenue; for the organization and for current and future rugby players at Texas A&M.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Dallas Rounds of Rugby Gold Cup Competition to be broadcast on USARugbyTV.com


Press Release
9 March 2016

BOULDER, Colo. – USA Rugby announced today that rounds three and four of the inaugural Rugby Gold Cup competition will be streamed live from Dallas on USARugbyTV.com, a T5RDG production  (Broadcast schedule appears below).  You can stay up to date with information on the Gold Cup by liking the event on Facebook at Rugby Gold Cup.
The Dallas rounds of the Gold Cup—a premiership level tournament featuring the top men’s clubs from the Midwest and Red River Competitive Regions (CRs)—will be hosted by the Dallas Rugby Football Club (the Reds) on March 12 and 13, 2016.  The matches will be held at Boswell High School Stadium, 5805 W Bailey Boswell Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76179.

Friday, February 26, 2016

2016 Varsity Cup Schedule Announcement


For Immediate Release
February 26, 2016
NEW YORK - The Varsity Cup Universities and United World Sports are pleased to announce the schedule for the fourth installment of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup National Championship. With the addition of collegiate rugby programs, many of which are perennial conference championships and post-season stalwarts, the field now consists of 16 schools. Unlike prior years, no teams will receive a first round bye, with the schedule featuring eight matches on the weekend of April 9th.