Sam Houston St. is a Division One club, currently competing in the Southwest Rugby Football Conference. This is a division one competition involving 8 of the best college and universities in Texas. Sam will be bigger than us both in the forwards and backs, but size doesn't mean anything. It's what we do as a team and this will be the first step we take in preparing ourselves for the rest of our league season.
Sam Houston is a good club, with good guys not only on the field of play but off it. I think they'll have a good time playing against our guys and will be able to help with tid bits of knowledge as the game goes on and after at the social. This will be where our guys can socialize with the Sam guys to get to know them and ask position questions they might have.
That said, you're probably wondering why UT Dallas a division three club would be playing up two divisions? Simple, the coach at Sam Houston and I used to play against each other in our younger days in Southern California and worked together on the Collegiate All Star team this past summer. Nathan, Dominic and myself thought that this would be a good opportunity for our guys to test themselves. We'll be a little rusty, but so will Sam Houston, this will be a very good match to knock off the cob webs and get ready for our league season next week in San Antonio, but more on that next week.
Since this isn't a league match, we'll be looking to play everyone. Hopefully maybe play 2 games, the first kicking off at 2pm will pit our first XV against Sam's and then at 3:30pm match number 2. This is where I'll get everyone some quality playing time.
I'm looking forward to seeing everyone out at the game and cheering on the lads not only this week, but every game we have left on the schedule and hopefully far into the playoffs. This will be a rather fast second half of a season, since we basically only have this weekend and everything will wrap up by the end of February. So we don't have time to waste, I'll have the lads ready for Sam, UT San Antonio, SMU and who ever will be standing in our way as we continue our drive for a championship.
If you have any questions regarding what you can do the help out, feel free to contact me and I'll get back with you. Thank you again for all your support, it's going to be fun.