Texas Rugby will be well represented at the upcoming 2013 Collegiate Rugby Championships in Philadelphia, PA on May 30 – June 2, 2013. The University of Texas Men’s and Women’s teams will both be in attendance. This is the third year that the UT Men have participated in the tournament but it will be a first for the Women’s program. The Texas men have placed 7th and 8th respectively and look to improve on that standing this year. The women are coming off of a fourth place finish at the USA Rugby National Collegiate Sevens and will look to make a big impact as well.
As you know, Rugby Sevens will be in the 2016 Olympics. Coaches are currently recruiting the next Olympians, who just may be a UT Longhorn. While this event is extremely beneficial for Texas rugby in general, it is also extremely expensive for each individual player as many of you already know.
We are asking all to please consider making a contribution to help defray costs. Each team that attends the tournament is required to sell a certain amount of 2 day CRC tickets. We ask that you purchase a 2 day CRC ticket even if you can’t attend and donate it to a friend, family member or back to the team. Ticket donations back to the team will be donated to the Big Brother Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania.