Tomorrow at 2pm Texas goes toe-to-toe with long-time rival, University of Oklahoma. The rivalry between the schools is not just limited to rugby, as it is always a highlight in the schedule of all Texas and Sooner sports.
Last year the Sooners knocked on Austin’s door as they tried to make our pitch their backyard, but Texas did not let up. Oklahoma was leading for 76 minutes of the match, leading 38-24 in the 68th minute before Texas stepped up and “emptied the tank”, as Head Coach Chris Hopps likes to call it.
With 12 minutes left in the match the Longhorns gave everything they had to take back their pitch. Two tries were punched in by Texas at the 68th and 74th minute mark, one by the Man of the Match, Danny Cotton. Oklahoma quickly shifted from their heels to their toes to try and put out the fire that Texas ignited within themselves. They tried, but the heat was just too much for the Sooners and Prop Fernando Assing was able pound through their tough defensive line to touch it down in the 79th minute, giving Texas the lead and the victory over Oklahoma, 39-38.
As you can tell, this is a very competitive rivalry and both teams give it their all. We hope you will be able to come out to Norman, OK tomorrow at 2pm to witness what is bound to be a spectacular game of rugby. We will then be recording the second edition of The Sin Bin live at the OU pitch. If you cannot make the match we understand, but you can check out our Facebook and Twitter pages for the results!! Hook’em \m/