April 19, 2014

Arkansas SU Rugby Club Presents New Zealand Rugby Camp

ASU Red Wolves Rugby
ASU Red Wolves Rugby
Woodlands Ruggers ! Here is an opportunity to play more rugby this summer! Please read below
Arkansas State University Rugby is making headwaves as one of the many programs working hard towards growing the game here in the USA. Our Head Coach – Coach Mani since partnering with the International Rugby Academy of New Zealand (IRANZ) is now bringing some of the best coaches in the business here in the USA to run a ASU first ever rugby camp for our youth aged ruggers ages 14 – 18 and every youth is welcomed to attend. Already two weeks into its announcement, and the interest has been overwhelming. Sign up your youth ruggers NOW.
To all those interested in the New Zealand Rugby Youth camp proudly brought to you by Arkansas State University Rugby on June 11th to June 14th, 2014  at ASU campus in Jonesboro, Arkansas about 1 hour away from Memphis if you are looking at flying in. The Camp features Former Hurricanes Super 15s Coach and current New Zealand Maori All Blacks Coach Colin Cooper, Jono Philips, and other guest coaches.
Attached are 4 things. 1 is a poster you can distribute to your clubs, and teams about our youth camp and the other 3 are forms that need to be filled in and returned to us via the details below if you are interested.
Details are below:
Please fill in the 3 forms attached and mail them into “ASU RUGBY CAMP, PO Box 479, State University, Arkansas 72467, USA.”

If you mailing  payments to ” mail it separately to - ASU Treasurers Office, PO Box 2640, State University, AR 72467,  indicate ASU Rugby Youth Camp on cheque, or you can call the ASU Cashiers Office directly  at 870-972-3847 to pay over the phone. If you pay over the phone, please give them this FOAP number so they can allocate your payment for the camp. FOAP Number = 110000-410501-1500.


1. Make your payments $400 for the camp. You can either mail it, pay over the phone. Details are above

2.  Mail in the 3 forms attached for the camp.




ASU CAMP – Information form 2014

ALL DONE. See you at camp




Below are Arkansas State Universities Rugby Coach and Directors details if you need to contact him directly.  

NeMani Delaibatiki (Mani)
P.O. Box 479 | State University, AR 72467
Office: (870) 680-4089 | Mobile: (870) 253-9495 | Fax: (870) 972-3058





On this evening we will award and commend the fine young men and women who have worked so hard this last year, putting forth extraordinary efforts on the pitch and behind the scenes to make The Woodlands Youth Rugby Club such a successful organization. Come share the season’s highlights, team awards and an evening of fun and fellowship. We look forward to seeing parents, players, coaches  and volunteers!

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JV (U17) Red Division State Champions


Congratulations to our JV Boy’s team for completing an impressive season. The JV team went undefeated all season and have emerged the Red Division State Champs! JV STATE CHAMPS

JV/Varsity Take On Lake Travis

lake travis

lake travis

The JV and Varsity boys teams travel to Lake Travis to take on a very competitive Lake Travis. This is the final game for Woodlands Rugby before they head to the State Championships!  JV will play at  12pm and Varsity kicks off at 1:30 pm. The address is 3324 Ranch Road 620 S Austin, TX 78738

Gareth Jones Rugby Challenge Cup

a&m tourney

a&m tourney2014 Gareth Jones Rugby Challenge Cup will take place on Sat. April 12 at Penberthy Recreational Sports Complex. This is the 8th annual tournament  and is  held each year in memory of former A&M player Gareth Jones and to support the scholarship given in his name.The tournament has a non-traditional format where all teams compete for “Most Honored Club” instead of the traditional 1st, 2nd, 3rd place finishes. The “Most Honored Club” is chosen by a panel of A&M club members and is based around a club’s on-field play as well as their sportsmanship. This is also an opportunity for clubs to get in a lot of rugby. Each team will play at least three matches.

Texas High Performance Dates Announced!

high performance

high performance





Texas High Performance Rugby has set dates for team trials.
Houston Trial– Sunday April 13  at British School in Houston. Scheduled to be from 10am-4pm. Arrive no later than 9:45am
There will be more sessions to follow in all regions and I will communicate those just as soon as they become available.

The following dates are also slated but locations haven’t been finalized.
May 10 and 11 Texas Trial
May 24 Session in Austin
May 31 Session at Sam Houston State

More information will be post as soon as it is received. Good luck to all trying out!

Players from the Houston region will be selected to participate in the Texas trials in May and then they will select players for the state team.

U11 and Junior High teams take on Regis Sat.March 29th


regis U11 and Junior High teams play against Regis at Alden Bridge Sports Park this Sat. March. 29th.

Game times: U11 kicks off at 11:00am Junior High kicks at 12:00pm

Alliance at Woodlands, Sat. April 5th

vs alliance.jpg

vs alliance.jpgThe Woodlands Varsity(U19) and JV(U17) will host Alliance on Saturday, April 5th. The match will take place at Alden Bridge Sports Park on SH 242.  This will be the final home game for The Woodlands so come out and cheer the boys on! Game times are 11:30 and 12:30.







Touring Team



The boys played three matches against some of the best California teams. They played Granite Bay, Sierra Foothills and Elk Grove. They flew home with one win, two field trips and many memories. Here is a slideshow of the Granite Bay game, won 77-5. Photos are courtesy of a Granite Bay team member photographer,Steve Lagorio.

Click here to start slide show.

Sat. March 1- JV and Varsity vs. Plano



JV and Varsity take to the road for their match up against Plano. This will be a big game for green! Kick of for JV-2:00pm and Varsity-3:30pm.
Click here for directions to the Plano pitch