AUSTIN, TX – On Saturday, April 1 2017, Austin will host a day full of competitive rugby at Huns Field at 4107 Nixon Lane featuring the some of top professional and collegiate teams in the country. The day begins at 9:00 a.m. with the first game of the Red River Rugby Collegiate Conference Championship presented by Canterbury, and ends with the championship match at 5:30 p.m. Immediately prior to the final championship match, all eyes will be on the Austin Huns Elite team for their highly-anticipated match against Rugby UTAH at 3:30 p.m. CT.
A special discounted ticket of $10 is available for all fans to experience this full day of exciting rugby play. A limited number of seats are available, so get them while you can. For interested patrons, just use the discount code RRRCC10 at checkout when you purchase online at here. There is an additional $5 charge for parking on-site. Various concessions will be also available all day at the field. Admission for children 14 and under is free, and Huns field continues to be one of the only pet-friendly sports facilities in the area. This great day of rugby creates a unique opportunity to enjoy the game for fans in Austin and the larger Central Texas region, as well as “rugby rookies” who want to learn more about the sport and local residents looking for a fun spring day outdoors in Austin.
The Austin Huns Elite rugby team has displayed a truly impressive start to the 2017 season, losing only one match this year against the Glendale Raptors during an away game in Colorado. They will have their chance at redemption when they play the Raptors again on Saturday, April 15 at Huns Field. Most recently, the Huns defeated the Dallas Harlequins 89-5 at their home field in Austin last Saturday, March 18.
One of the premier collegiate rugby conferences in America, the Red River Rugby Collegiate Conference (RRRCC) consists of rugby teams from nine universities in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. The conference competes in USA Rugby’s highest collegiate division D1A, whose winner is crowned the Collegiate National Champion. The RRRCC is divided into North and South Divisions, and the two divisions compete to represent the conference in the D1A national playoffs. The 2017 winners are Baylor University (north division) and LSU (south division).
Listed below is the tentative schedule for each of the RRRCC games taking place on Saturday, April 1 at Huns Field in Austin, including the Huns vs. Utah match and the Red River Rugby Collegiate Conference Championship presented by Canterbury. Please note, Huns Field at Nixon Lane consists of two fields, and when two games are happening simultaneously the field designation is noted.
SATURDAY, APRIL 1 – FULL RUGBY MATCH SCHEDULE:
9:00 a.m.: University of Arkansas vs. University of Texas (Field 1)
9:00 a.m.: Texas Tech University vs. University of Houston (Field 2)
11:00 a.m.: 2nd XV Championship: University of Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M University
1:00 p.m.: 3rd place match: University of Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M University (Field 1)
1:00 p.m.: Austin Huns D3 vs. Ft. Hood (Field 2)
3:30 p.m.: Austin Huns vs. Rugby UTAH
5:30 p.m.: Championship match: Baylor University vs. Louisiana State University
For tickets to the matches on April 1, go to https://www.freshtix.com/events/austin-huns-vs-rugby-utah. To purchase tickets to the full season or individual games, make sure to visit austinhunsrugby.com/tickets. For the latest news on the Austin Huns, also make sure to follow the Huns on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube (@AustinHunsRugby). The team’s official hashtag is #AreYouHUNgry.
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ABOUT AUSTIN HUNS RUGBY:
The Austin Huns Rugby Football Club was founded in 1972 as one of the first rugby clubs of its kind in central Texas. For more than 40 years, the Huns have developed an organization and a culture that have produced winning teams, first class coaches and players, and a training and competition facility that is unmatched by any other in the region. The club is dedicated to developing athletes for national and international rugby competition, who are also constructive and contributing members of the community. The Austin Huns take pride in their contributions to improving the City of Austin and the culture of athleticism in the United States. Visit www.austinhunsrugby.com for more information.
ABOUT RED RIVER RUGBY COLLEGIATE CONFERENCE:
The Red River Rugby Collegiate Conference, established in 2014, is one of the premier collegiate rugby conferences in the United States. The RRRCC consists of nine marque universities from the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. The conference competes in USA Rugby’s highest collegiate division D1A whose winner is crowned the Collegiate National Champion. Visit www.redriverrugby.com for more information.
RRRCC – MEDIA CONTACTS:
Mason Hering / firstname.lastname@example.org / 512-785-6754
TeShay Flowers / email@example.com