Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Austin Huns Partner with Green Sports Alliance


Austin, TX (July 26, 2016). – The Austin Huns are proud to announce a new partnership with the Green Sports Alliance, an internationally acclaimed non-profit organization dedicated to leveraging the cultural and market influence of sports to promote healthy, sustainable communities where we live and play. The partnership makes Austin Huns the first rugby club in the world to join the Green Sports Alliance.

“We are very honored to be a part of such a reputable organization,” said Huns Rugby Management Owner, Richard Osborn. The Austin Huns are committed to being trailblazers for the city of Austin, TX by advancing sustainability efforts including the designing and building of greener buildings, developing and deploying smart infrastructure, and the engaging and influencing of fan behavior. These projects will save money, which the team can then reinvest and use to expand community programs and other club initiatives.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Huns win RRRC 7s, Book 1st Trip to Club 7s

Sani Taylor breaks for a Try!

Austin, TX (July 25, 2016). – The Red River Rugby Conference (RRRC) concluded its final 2016 National 7s qualifier play this past weekend. The Austin Huns were deemed conference champions after securing conference points through the 3-tournament series. This championship qualifies the Austin Huns for the USA Rugby National Championships in Denver August 13-14, 2016 and it is the first time the club has qualified in its 44-year history.

The Austin Huns and Little Rock Stormers began the tournament tied for the number one seed in the RRRC, with the Dallas Reds not trailing far behind. The Huns and Stormers fought to secure the conference championship, while the Reds battled for a tournament win and a national tournament berth possibility with a finals win.

TRU announces 2016 Inaugural Hall Of Fame Inductee class

The Texas Rugby Union announces and congratulates the inaugural class of inductees into the Texas Rugby Union Hall of Fame - 2016

Gandolf Burrus
Dave Chambers

Chris Chechis
Dave Jenkins
Tracy Moens
Richard Prim
Alan Sharpley
Nelson Spencer
Gail Tennant
Barry Waite

Please plan on attending the Hall of Fame Banquet Dinner on Saturday August 20, 2016 to applaud these dedicated stalwarts of the Texas Rugby Union. What they gave to the game was out of pure love, now let’s thank them for an evening of fun and festivities. Go to the TRU Banquet and HOF Registration page  to reserve your spot in a history making night as the Texas Rugby Union honors those that have given so much to rugby in Texas. These players became administrators, referees, coaches and role models for the growth of not only the Texas Rugby Union but the United States Rugby Union as well.

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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 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.