Lamar had a good turn out at Ruggapalooza 2018. There was a full side that showed up on the day. Lamar competed well with the teams, holding back on individual effort, focusing on phase play. The team was comprised of 5 or so veterans with many new comers to the game. In all the team played really well given the disparity in experience and skill, covering well in defense, comfortable in contact and moving the ball through forwards play and back line to find the edges for some good break away runs.
Some highlights include some good runs by Christian Glover:
All of the excellent photos on the day taken by Jordan Maat can be found on our photo page: Photo
Season Schedules are published for the Lamar Young men and the Wildcat young women !!
Will begin Thursday January 4th
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:30PM.
Located: Fun Football Stadium, 6400 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77074.
No Training Week of Spring Break
Both Teams start their Season with Ruggapalouza on January 13th
Lamar Rugby currently has preseason matches with St. Tomas, Cy-Fair and Woodlands.
Working on scheduling preseason matches for the Wildcats
The Wildcats currently have three all day tournaments scheduled.
Lamar will play 6 cup matches (both JV and Varsity) between January and May
Lamar rugby will be training the remainder of 2017 at its new location, Bayland park, located at 6400 Bissonet St, Houston, Texas 77076. The move is quite an upgrade for Lamar. It's a bit of a drive for some, but having grass and a practice location that allows for tacking without getting hurt from the field, so worth it!!
the guys and girls pose after training for a group shot.
Alex Park, freshman with Lamar High School RFC, selected to play for Atlantis Sevens U16 in Vegas, March 3-5, 2017
Photo credits: Sadie Park
Alex Park, a freshman at Lamar High School, has been selected to represent the Atlantis Sevens U16 team as they defend their championship, during the USA Sevens international rugby tournament, March 3 – 5th, 2017 in Las Vegas. Alex was spotted by the University of Houston Rugby Head Coach, Daniel Whetzel, at 2017 Ruggapalooza, an annual event hosted by Houston Youth Rugby Association (HYRA).
Alex started playing rugby in 2015 with Lanier Middle School RFC, attending camps at Brigham Young University and graduating to Lamar High School RFC. The Lanier and Lamar RFC programs were established by and are coached by active members of Houston Athletic Rugby Club (HARC), as Houston’s youth development programs.
"Alex is a great study of the game and a really good person. The team is so excited for him. He worked hard in summer sevens and fifteens preseason, it has landed him the starting scrum-half position on Varsity”, Fischer Wheat, Captain Lamar HS RFC.
The Atlantis U16 is competitive with 12 players selected nationally, Alex is the only player selected from Texas. The Atlantis Sevens has been established for 30 years, competed in 31 countries and has had 100 of its members go on to become USA Eagles (Americas Rugby Team). Alex’s participation will allow him a path to compete for an Olympic Spot in 4 years.
Great day of rugby. Girls had a clinic followed by games. Guys had situational followed by games. Highlights of guys put together by Kent Glover.
Houston Touch Tournament is being planned. If you want to play as a Lamar Team, please sign up at the following link. The cost will be approximately $10 per person, the cost will cover field, water, etc. Any additional proceeds will go to charity. Please sign up using our Link, I will submit the team to the Houston Touch Organizers.
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The camp is for male and female high school freshmen through college seniors. In addition to the Life U Rugby staff, coaches from Penn State, Notre Dame University, and Arkansas State will be there to instruct and identify athletes as well as discuss opportunities within their respective programs.
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