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Ram Rugby

Angelo State University

San Angelo, TX

 

Important information for visiting teams

Club Accomplishments

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2009 Texas Rugby Union Quarter Finalists

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2008 Texas Rugby Union Quarter Finalists

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2007 Texas Rugby Union, 2nd Place

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2006 Texas Rugby Union, 2nd Place

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2005 Texas Rugby Union DII Champions!

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2004 Texas Rugby Union DII Champions!

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2003 Texas Rugby Union, 2nd Place

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2002 Texas Rugby Union, 2nd Place (1st place team advanced to Elite 8)

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2001 Texas Rugby Union, 2nd Place (1st place team advanced to Elite 8)

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2000 Texas Rugby Union, 2nd Place (1st place team won National Championship)

Officer Contact Information:

Name Position Phone Number Email address
Jarrod Heinatz President 432-294-1991 jheinatz@angelo.edu
Koby McMullan Vice President 806-831-6362 kmcmullan@angelo.edu
Mark McDaniel Match Secretary 713-870-1113 markl.mcdaniel@gmail.com
Jason Bright Treasurer 325-212-9902 jbrightusmc@hotmail.com
Dillon Dees First year player liaison 316-218-3517 dillondees@gmail.com
Dundy Walker Equipment Manager 972-345-7973 dwalker@angelo.edu
Simukayi Nyakunika Head Coach 325-320-5656 nyakstx@aol.com
Nick Flynn

Faculty Advisor

Member, TRU Collegiate Competitions Committee

325-942-2181 ext. 250 Nick.Flynn@angelo.edu

Practice Information

Our technical sessions take place every Tuesday and Thursday at the Intramural Fields on the ASU campus.  These sessions start at 5 PM and end at around 7 PM. Since rugby is rather new to Americans, we do not require any prior playing knowledge or experience.  When you do decide to come out to practice, bring a pair of cleats and a mouth guard. We also

Team information

San Angelo has had a men's rugby team since 1987; in 1995, Chris Fourment and Sean Partee started a university side, Kings Head Rugby. These clubs basically co-existed until 1999 when the men's club was merged with the university team to produce the current Ram Rugby club. Chris Fourment is currently attending medical school and the whereabouts of Sean Partee are unknown. The first year the club managed a respectable even record and they have not looked back since. The club has competed in every DII Championship playoffs ever since its second year of existence.

Eligibility information

We are very excited about our prospects for this year. We have a great bunch of returning players and we have only lost two starters. We run two sides on our team which means that ASU Rugby now has 30 starting positions open for players that are interested in playing rugby at ASU. To be eligible for our first side, you must have been enrolled in college less than 5 years ago and you must be currently enrolled as a full-time ASU student (there are military and medical exceptions to this rule). You will need to fill out the individual forms at the intramural website as well as the USA Rugby forms (links to both of these are provided below).

Academic monitoring

This year, we are monitoring the academic progress of our players. Players must hold a current 2.0 GPA the week prior to each competitive cup match. They will verify this by having their professors fill out a grade information form and turning that form into the intramural office at least one week prior to each cup match. The first time their GPA falls below a 2.0, they will need to schedule an appointment with the coach and one of the officers. They will need to establish a plan for bringing their GPA up at this time. The second time that their GPA falls below a 2.0, they will not be eligible to play on the first side.

We want to make sure that prospective players and their parents know that this is not a requirement for non-varsity sports (which our club currently is). We are doing this to make sure that our players get out of ASU what they came here for, a diploma. 

Team quotes

1). Play hard or go home!

2). Second place is never good enough

3). Don't get eliminated!!!

Team Goals

  1. Win the National Championship by winning TRU and the West first

  2. Develop a group of individuals into a team

  3. Further develop rugby in West Texas

  4. Help the men's club re-establish themselves

Team organizational Goals

  1. Have officer's meetings once a week

  2. Develop a merit-based selection system

  3. End the year without being in debt

Team fitness goals

  1. Get players to do more conditioning outside of practice

  2. Eliminate players showing up at 5:30 or showing up late to practice

  3. Assess individual fitness every two weeks

 

Schedule for 2011-2012 Season

NOTE: Most matches are played at 2 PM. Exceptions to this are provided in the location portion of this schedule.

Date

Opponent

Location

Cup/Friendly

Result

September

 

 

 

 

17th

MSU

ASU

Friendly

 

24th

Sul Ross

Sul Ross

Friendly

 

October

 

 

 

 

1st

8th

15th

UTSA

ASU

Friendly

 

22nd

 

 

 

 

29th

 

November

 

 

 

 

5th

 

12th

A&M

A&M

Cup

 

19th

UD

UD

Cup

 

January

 

 

 

 

21st

Alumni Match

ASU

Friendly

 

28th

 

 

 

 

February

 

 

 

 

4th

SFA

ASU

Cup

 

11th

 

18th

ST EDS

ST EDS

Cup

 

25th

TECH

ASU

Cup

 

March

 

 

 

 

24th

#4 @ #1

#3 @ #2

 

 

 

31st

FINALS #1 VS #2

 

 

 

Pitch Directions and Campus map

Ever wonder about field dimensions? Check this field diagram out

(Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

A few links

ASU University Recreation Department

Texas Rugby Union

Western Rugby Union

USA Rugby

Jerrod Medulla's band Cory helped coach the club for the past three years. Both Cory and Jerrod played for the club "back in the days."

Are you looking for rugby gear, then try these companies out*

  Red Rhino Sports

* We have a team referral deal with Red Rhino Sports. If you buy equipment from them, let them know that we sent you by giving them our team referral code (angelostate).

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