Hall of Fame

We will be celebrating the fourth class of the Texas Rugby Union Hall of Fame on August 24, 2019 at the Courtyard Dallas Allen at the John Q. Hammons Center [210 E Stacy Rd, Allen, TX 75002 – MAP]. We hope you’ll join us to celebrate those lives and careers that are inextricably woven into the fabric of our history!

The evening will begin with a cocktail hour and then we will move into the banquet room for a formal dinner. Attire for the event is semi-formal or “Black Tie Optional”.

Schedule of Events

  • 6:00 PM – Cocktail Hour (cash bar)
  • 7:00 PM – Opening Remarks
  • 7:15 PM – Dinner served (open seating)
  • 7:45 PM – TRU Pins Presentations
  • 8:00 PM – Honorary Speaker
  • 8:30 PM – Awards

When: August 24, 2019
Where: Courtyard Dallas Allen at the John Q. Hammons Center [MAP]

2019 Inductees

In 2019 we’ll be inducting:

  • Ryche Parker, Houston Heathens
  • David McPhail, Houston RFC
  • Krista McFarren, San Antonio
  • Michael Engelbrecht, Dallas Harlequins
  • Ralph Corry, Baylor-Strikers
  • 1984 Dallas Harlequins

For more details about this class, please refer to the original announcement.

Current TRU HOF Members*

2018 HOF Attendees

*Those present at 2018 banquet.

In 2016 we were ecstatic to introduce the Texas Rugby Union Hall of Fame, a year-long celebration of individuals whose lives or careers are inextricably woven into the fabric of our history. In the first year, we inducted 10 nominees and we will look to inducting more each following year.

HOF Eligibility

  • All TRU members past and present are eligible.
  • It is highly recommended that nominees are submitted based on their “body of work” and growth of rugby in the Texas Rugby Union. If the individual was only involved in one area (example as only a player or just a coach) the submission would have to be that much more extraordinary to be considered.

Selection and voting of the HOF members will be done by current HOF members and TRU Board members.

  • Nominees cannot vote for themselves and will be required to recuse themselves.
  • Each voter will select their top five nominees in order from top to bottom, with a one as their highest pick. After tabulation, the top five most voted will be inducted into the HOF.
  • Votes will be collected digitally and announced on the TRU website.


All TRU HOF members or TRU current members are eligible to receive commemorative pins. Here is a quick breakdown of what each pin indicates:

  1. WHITE – Board or Congress member
  2. RED – TRU play
  3. BLUE – Rep side play
  4. GOLD – HOF

Courtyard Dallas Allen at the John Q. Hammons CenterA block of rooms has been reserved at the Courtyard Dallas Allen at the John Q. Hammons Center [210 E Stacy Rd, Allen, TX 75002 – MAP] for August 23 – August 25, 2019.

Booking a reservation is simple using this link: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1557594450339&key=GRP&app=resvlink

This special room rate will be available until August 9 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

The window to purchase tickets has closed.

Tickets are $75 per person or you can purchase a table for 10 people for $650 (saves you $100). Tickets must be purchased by August 15, 2019.

Click the ‘Add to Cart’ button below and you can pay through Paypal or use the credit card option on the screen. To purchase multiple tickets use the ‘Add to Cart’ button and then adjust the quantity on the next screen.

If you would prefer to purchase directly, please email Wendy at admin@texasrugbyunion.com.



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