by Travis NormandMay 6, 2020 There is currently an idea being floated around (and it is still very conceptual at this time) that the Red River Rugby College Conference will host alumni matches. These Alumni or Old Boy matches would be held as curtain raisers before the D1A games during the 2020-2021 season. Again, this … Continue reading Red River Rugby Rumors
by Travis NormandMay 6, 2020 As I read more about the upcoming MLR College Draft, I can't help but develop the opinion that it serves only a few basic functions ... the lease of which is an actual draft as we currently understand those. At this time, I fail to see how the MLR Draft … Continue reading MLR College Draft; Is it binding?
by Travis Normand As I wrote yesterday, the pathway to the MLR will likely change over the next couple of years. Having said that, Major League Rugby announced yesterday that they will hold their first collegiate draft on June 13-14, 2020. Clearly, this is a substantive change to the previous pathway of playing in the … Continue reading MLR College Draft
by Travis Normand This is probably old news for most people who regularly follow college and/or MLR rugby. However, the following two articles were written back in January 2020 by Aaron Castro of the "Ear Full of Dirt" podcast. Aaron Castro did a wonderful job writing a summation of how one could work towards playing … Continue reading Pathway to playing Major League Rugby (“MLR”)
by Travis NormandMarch 27, 2020 The following is the 2019-2020 RRRC All-Conference Team (XVs). 1MatthewGliddenOklahoma2SeanFlahiveOklahoma3JosephJancausUniv. of Texas4KadeBallTexas A&M5CullenGordonOklahoma6WillGreenTexas A&M7TerranceHargestUNT8BaileyOgilvieOklahoma9DerekAllenBaylor10LukeDavisBaylor11ZackRainesOklahoma12Jack WebsterLSU13OscarRuvalcabaUNT14JacobHewgleyTexas Tech15JeremyBrownTexas A&M As you can see, three (3) Aggies made the RRRC All-Conference team (which is the second most out of seven teams in the RRRC). Oklahoma had the most players with five (5) Sooners making … Continue reading 2019-2020 RRRC All-Conference Team (XVs) and Players of the Year
by Travis NormandMarch 14, 2020 I am a little late with this as you have probably already seen the USA Rugby announcement. In any event, here it is again. USA Rugby announced on March 13, 2020 that it was suspending competition and activities for 30 days (which is similar to the D1A Rugby announcement). However, … Continue reading National Championships (XVs & 7s) Officially Canceled
by Travis NormandMarch 14, 2020 Wisconsin Badgers Obviously, considering the statement put out by D1A Rugby that all games are suspended until at least April 5th (if not longer), the Aggies' March 19th XVs match against Wisconsin has been canceled.
by Travis NormandMarch 13, 2020 The RRRC Championship Game scheduled for March 28, 2020, has been postponed due to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19); but it will hopefully be played at a later date (sometime after April 5, as D1A Rugby has suspended all competition until at least that time). If the game cannot be played, … Continue reading RRRC Championship Game Postponed
by Travis NormandMarch 13, 2020 (Friday) The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) "scare" has taken over the US (and world); and with that, sporting events have been canceled one after the other. It was only a matter of time before college rugby fell victim as well, and now it has been made official. Apparently D1A Rugby put … Continue reading D1A Rugby Suspends Competition Through April 5th, 2020
by Travis NormandMarch 11, 2020 The Conference Championship game has been set! The 2019-2020 Championship will feature a rematch of last year's final between Oklahoma and Texas A&M. If you remember, Oklahoma won the 2018-2019 Championship on the final play of the game (and we can only hope that this one will be just as … Continue reading Red River Rugby Collegiate Conference Championship Game (and Pre-Championship Standings)