The 2013 USA Rugby College 7s National Championship came to an end today. Texas, after bleeding burnt orange for the past four months of grueling competition, finished ranked #12 nationwide in 7s. This is a huge milestone for Texas Rugby. At the first day of practice in August, the team made three goals for the season. 1) Win the Southwest Conference. 2) Rank higher than last year’s #13 placing. 3) Defeat top-tier programs that we struggled with in the past.
Despite this year’s competition being more fierce and competitive than ever, Texas was able to overcome and walk away with all three goals accomplished. We dominated the Southwest Conference, finishing 11-1 in our qualifiers. We finished #12 in a nation with over 500 competitive programs. Texas defeated Navy and dominated Colorado St at Nationals. We dominated our biggest local rival, Texas A&M, 29-10.
We would like to give a special thanks to 7s Head Coach Jacob Liberman, 7s Asst. Head Coach Mickey Johnson, and Asst. Coach Skylar Talley for their commitment and dedication to driving this team to achieve greater goals and to become greater players. As 7s season comes to a close, excluding one last tournament on Jan 24-26 in Las Vegas, the 7s team will be joining forces with the current developmental 15s team to prepare for Texas Rugby’s most competitive 15s season in the spring.
To kick the 7s and 15s players’ reunion off, Texas Rugby will be facing The University of Queensland this Tuesday at 7pm on the home pitch. For directions, please refer to the Pitch Info page. Stay updated with the upcoming 15s season by checking out the 15s Schedule page!
Hook ‘Em!! \m/