We have an exciting spring season coming, we have 1 Home match and 2 Away matches in Longview, Tx and at SMU which is almost a home game. If we continue to to perform well we should be in the Longstar playoffs featuring the top four clubs competing for the Lonestar Championship. This will be a 2 day tournament with the 4 teams playing on Saturday and the Championship on Sunday. More details about this will be coming soon.
Also there will be a competition featuring the top 2 college rugby clubs from Colorado playing the top 2 clubs in Texas in a 2 day tournament. This competition will be called "The Cowboy Cup" with the winner of this competition advancing on to the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) final 4 championships. Again more information will be coming when available.
With Christmas coming soon, I just thought I'd give everyone a Christmas list for all of the players at UT Dallas. One thing I've noticed is that they all lack warm ups or sweats to keep them warm before or after practice. This might be something everyone might like to think about. Typical practices during the late January, early February nights can be in the low 30's to high 40's and I see the lads walking to practice wearing shorts and t-shirts. After running for 2 hours they'll really need something to keep them from getting sick. None of us would like to see that happen. Also if you'd like to purchase rugby balls or gear for your rugby player. There are many sites you can go to for all your rugby needs,
Red Rhino www.redrhinosports.com/
World Rugby Shop www.worldrugbyshop.com/
Lastly, in August after the St. Edward's Round Robin tournament, an annoucement was made that UT Dallas and UT San Antonio would be coming together to field a touring side to travel to Southern California, Santa Barbara to be exact to play 2 games against Westmont College and UC Santa Barbara during Spring break 2013. Estimated costs for this tour is expected to be between $300 and $375.00 for airfare and vans. I've made contacts with some of the coaches I know in Santa Barbara and the players would be hosted by other players on the 2 clubs to help cut down on hotels expenses. This could be a great opportunity for our players to continue playing rugby against other lads from Southern California, experiencing the life style they live and enjoying the comradery this game has to offer. I encourage everyone to talk with their player and see if he's interested in going and if so, please help him out. If you don't know a rugby player on these teams but would like to donate for them, please contact me and I'll be able to give you the information needed to help them out.
If anyone has any questions or comments regarding anything listed in today's blog, please contact me, my info is listed at the top of this.