Championships

by Travis Normand

The following is a list of championships and accomplishments of the Texas A&M Rugby Football Club (established in 1968).

(Note: This is not a comprehensive or exhaustive list; I am still working on compiling all of the club’s records and championships from over the years. If you notice something that is not correct, or have more information to share, please let me know.)

National Championships (XVs):

  • 1973-1974 National Champions!

Conference Championships (XVs):

  • 1970-1971 Texas Rugby Union – Champions (Undefeated, 14-0);
  • 1971-1972 Texas Rugby Union – Champions;
  • 1972-1973 Texas Rugby Union – Champions;
  • 1973-1974 Texas Rugby Union – Champions;
  • 2009-2010 Conference Champions;
  • 2012-2013 Allied Rugby Conference (Inaugural Season) – Champions (Undefeated, 6-0);
  • 2016-2017 Red River Rugby Collegiate Conference – 2nd Team Champions;
  • 2017-2018 Red River Rugby Collegiate Conference – South Division Champions;
  • 2017-2018 Red River Rugby Collegiate Conference – Champions;
  • 2018-2019 Red River Rugby Collegiate Conference – South Division Champions;

Tournament Champions (XVs):

  • 1971 (Fall): 3rd Annual Houston Invitational Rugby Tournament (Lone Star Rugby Invitational Tournament) – Champions;
  • 1972 (Spring): Mardi Gras Tournament – Champions;
  • 1972 (March): First Annual Falstaff Invitational Rugby Tournament (Galveston, Texas) – Champions;
  • 1973: Galveston National Tournament – Champions;
  • 1973 (Fall): 5th Annual Houston Invitational Rugby Tournament (Lone Star Rugby Invitational Tournament) – Champions;
  • 1973-1974: 7th Annual Austin Rugby Tournament – Champions;
  • 1978-1979: Midwest Intercollegiate Rugby Tournament – Champions;
  • 1999 (April 10-11): 31st Annual Austin Rugby Tournament at Zilker Park – Collegiate Champions;

Conference Sevens (7s) Tournament Champions:

  • 2011 (Fall): Oklahoma 7s Tournament (aka ARC) – Champions (4-0);
  • 2012 (Fall): Allied Rugby Conference (Inaugural Season) 7s Tournament – Champions;
  • 2012 (Fall): Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference (SCRC) 7s Tournament – Champions;
  • 2015 (Fall): Red River Rugby Collegiate Conference 7s Tournament (Waco) – Champions;
  • 2015 (Fall): Red River Rugby Collegiate Conference 7s Seeding Tournament (Lubbock) – Champions;
  • 2015 (Fall): Red River Rugby Collegiate Conference 7s Tournament (Fort Worth) – Champions;
  • 2019 (Fall – Sept. 14): “North Texas 7s Tournament” (Host: UNT; only RRRC teams participating) – Champions of the 2nd-Side tournament (this was a “warm-up” tournament before the RRRC national qualifying tournament on Oct. 12); A&M was arguably the co-champion of the 1st-Side tournament with Baylor, as the two were slated to play a championship game that was canceled due to time constraints;
  • 2019 (Fall – Sept. 28): “Austin/UT 7s Tournament” (Host: Univ. of Texas Rugby; only RRRC teams participating) – Champions of both the A-Side and B-Side tournaments (this was a “warm-up” tournament before the RRRC national qualifying tournament on Oct. 12);
  • 2019 (Fall – Oct. 12): Red River Rugby Collegiate Conference 7s Tournament – Champions! (Undefeated and RRRC 7s Champions!); earning an automatic bid to the USA Rugby Collegiate National 7s Championships in May 2020;

Regional and National Playoffs (XVs):

  • 2006-2007 (Spring): Western Conference Playoffs;
  • 2009-2010 (Spring): Western Rugby Union Conference Playoffs (Div. 1) – Champions;
  • 2009-2010 National Playoffs;
  • 2017-2018 D1A Rugby National Playoffs;

Regional and National Playoffs (7s):

  • 2012 (Dec.): USA Rugby Sevens Collegiate National Championship Playoffs – Quarterfinalists;
  • 2015-2016 (Spring): USA Rugby College 7s National Championship Playoffs;
  • 2016-2017 (Spring): USA Rugby College 7s National Championship Playoffs;
  • I believe the Texas Aggies made the USA Rugby Collegiate National Championship playoffs in the following years: 2011 (tournament host); 2012 (tournament host); 2015; 2016; and 2017 (at-large bid, 2nd in RRRC);
  • 2020 (May): USA Rugby Collegiate 7s National Championships … TBD!
2017-2018: RRRCC Champions