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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.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Try Rugby USA Roadshow comes to Houston with a Coaching Education Course


Try Rugby USA Coach Education Session - Houston, Texas
Date: Sunday, March 13, 2016
Time: 12:00pm-6:00pm
Location: Rice University - Houston, Texas


Coach Education Clinic Description:

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Rugby Returns to the Hilltop

Press Release
16 February 2016

St. Edward's University Rugby Club is set to play their first game on campus since the club's formation in 1969. The defending two time Lone star Collegiate Conference Champions are set for a fiery encounter with the match pitting the undefeated Hilltoppers against rivals, UT-Dallas. These two clubs have a storied history with the Hilltoppers beating UTD in the championship game two seasons ago. A title the Austin-based college club has yet to relinquish.

Head Coach Steve Corcoran is aware of the enormity of the task at hand “This is the biggest game in club history, we are playing on campus for the first time in nearly half a century and it coincides with the university's Alumni Weekend. We have a proud history at St. Edwards and are expecting a crowd full of our former players who would have given their back teeth to have played on campus.”

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Cougars Rally Late But Fall to Owls

UH Rugby Club following their 12-0 win over Rice last Halloween

This past Friday the UH Rugby team competed in their final fifteen’s match of the season against the Rice Owls. On a cool afternoon under the Friday night lights the Cougars played valiantly against the Owls but fell to their opponents due to a combination of penalties and failure to take advantage of opportunities.

Freshman fly-half Lesedi Manthata led the way on offense early on, splitting the Owl;s defense with numerous line breaks. Several times throughout the match Manthata managed to gain ground for the Cougars but the players failed to gain advantage. Too often the Owls managed to regain the ball from line-outs and kick themselves out of danger. Rice managed to take first blood off of a penalty kick to take the lead 0-3.

On the defensive side of the ball, fullback Ryan “Squirrel” Becker was able to collect numerous kicks from the Owls and gain valuable meters. Junior wing Walter Topete had a great try saving tackle and poach following a massive line break from one of the Owls centers. However the Cougars kept being penalized for infractions until the Owls were able to score off of a quick tap penalty at the end of the first half. The score was 0-10 in favor of Rice at the half.

Due to the number of penalties the scrum was vital in this match.

After playing mostly on the counteroffensive in the first half, the Owl's came out on more on the offense. The Cougars ended up knocking the ball on in the try zone following a failed kick at goal by the Owl's, one of many simple mistakes that plagued the team. Rice then once again was able to score off a quick tap penalty following numerous phases on the UH end of the field. Rice led fifteen to nothing with about a quarter of time left in the game.

Realizing they only had so much time left the Cougars upped their intensity. Good ball movement by scrumhalf Nicolas Schu and hard running by the forwards led by junior hooker Abe Blanco finally got the Cougars in the Owl’s half of the field. Eight man Jessie Dominguez finally was able to cross the try line and a quick conversion kick got the Cougars right back in the game. Score was 7-15 in favor of Rice.

The Owls were clearly beginning to tire and attempted to slow the game down during every dead ball possession. Hard running by both the backs and the forwards once more got the Cougars into the Owl’s half and over the try line in the dying minutes. Nearly standing on the sideline, Becker made a tremendous drop kick conversion to put the Cougars within a point of the Owls.

The Cougars once more got the ball and worked their way into Rice’s half inch by inch. But a questionable call by the referee in the dying moments followed by a knock on to turn the ball over allowed the Owl’s to win the ball and kick it into touch to end the game. Final score 14-15 in favor of Rice.

This game was a friendly between the two teams and will not affect the standings for either. The Cougars had a valiant showing and showed their fitness and will to keep playing until the final whistle. It is unfortunate that they will not be able to travel to Lubbock for the conference championships because if they proved anything on Friday it is that they have the skill and fitness to go against any team. Now the Cougars will focus all their attention on the upcoming sevens season which will pit them against the fittest and fastest players in the entire state.

The Cougar's following their win over Rice at Halloween.


All Pictures Courtesy of University of Houston Rugby Club.