This spring the LSWC will have conduct a series of 7's Tournaments (5 to be exact), they plan on competing in 4 of those 5 tournaments. This is something new not only for our girls, but all the clubs that compete in the Lonestar Women's Conference. This should be exciting weekends of rugby for all the ladies. Their first tournament will be January 28th and will be played at Texas A&M in College Station, more info on that as we get closer.
The Men began practice last week as well, and there was a decent turnout for all the players. I heard they worked hard during their winter break and the first 2 practices of this season.
On Saturday, January 21st, your UT Dallas Men's Rugby Club will take on the University of Dallas Rugby Club (UD) in a friendly match to shake off the dust from everyone's boots and prepare for the upcoming league matches.
The UD match will kick off at 2:00pm at UT Dallas' rugby field. This match marks the 6th consecutive year that we have had the opportunity to play UD either in a friendly or league match. The past couple of seasons, UD has gotten the better of us on the pitch. But this season, UD has been relegated to the developmental conference due to some situations involving players and coaches. That's another long drawn out story that no one wants to hear. Getting back to this match, this year could be the turning point in our season. We have a number of quality, high caliber players that are beginning to come into their own and I think this could be the game, but this match will only be a precursor to the 3 league matches we have left to play.
Currently, your UT Dallas Rugby Club is 2 wins and 2 losses and sits tied for 3rd place with UTSA, St. Edward's and Rice. The next few weeks bring a lot of excitement to everyone involved in rugby with the UT Dallas Rugby Club.