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2021-2022 RRRCC XVs All-Conference Selections

Posted on Wednesday, June 29th, 2022 at 5:16 pm    

by Travis Normand

The RRRCC made its 1st & 2nd team All-Conference selections for the 2021-2022 XVs season. The selections related to Texas A&M are as follows:

1st Team All-Conference:

(1) Ryan Meehan, Texas A&M
(2) Anthony Rigas, Texas A&M
(3) William Hofstetter, Texas A&M
(4) Gavin Meagher, Texas A&M
(5) Ryan McCauley, Texas A&M
(6) Jason Tidwell, Texas A&M

A&M had 6 (of the 15) first-team selections; Baylor had 4; t.u. had 3; Oklahoma had 2; and UNT had 0. Having said that, Baylor’s Michael Hand took the honor of “Player of the Year” while t.u.’s Maui Trevino took the honor of “Newcomer of the Year.”

2nd Team All-Conference:

(1) Tom Batterson, Texas A&M
(2) Jason Dimelow, Texas A&M
(3) Rodrigo Munzoledo, Texas A&M
(4) Hayden Martin, Texas A&M

A&M had 4 (of the 15) second-team selections; Oklahoma also had 4; t.u. had 3; UNT had 2; and Baylor had 2.

Honorable Mentions:

(1) Nicolas Corsico, Texas A&M
(2) Justin Orlando, Texas A&M

It appears as if every RRRCC team had at least 2 honorable mentions for a total of 10.

 

To see the RRRCC XVs All-Conference Selections, click here: https://maroonandwhiterugby.wordpress.com/2022/06/29/rrrc-conference-1st-2nd-team-all-conference-selections-xvs/      


RRRCC 7s Conference Champions – Tournament Champs (Spring 2022)

Posted on Sunday, April 24th, 2022 at 4:40 pm    

by Travis Normand
April 24, 2022

The Texas Aggie Rugby Football Club are the 2021-2022 Red River Rugby Collegiate Conference 7s Champions!

On Saturday, April 23, 2022, the Aggies traveled to Houston, Texas for the Conference 7s Tournament at Aveva Stadium (home of the MLR’s Sabercats) and walked out as Champions (undefeated 5-0 in the tournament). Further, the Aggies are back-to-back champions as well; seeing that they also won the last/previous conference 7s tournament in 2019-2020 (there was no champion in 2020-2021).

There were five (5) teams that participated in the tournament: (1) Texas A&M; (2) t.u.; (3) Baylor; (4) UNT; and (5) Texas Tech. Texas Tech is a member of the RRRCC for 7s only; while Oklahoma apparently opted to play in the NCR 7s Qualifier Tournament in Oklahoma City (which Iowa State won).

Here are the results from Saturday, April 23, 2022:

Matches (Pool Play):

  • (1) A&M 17 v. 5 UNT
  • (2) Baylor 5 v. 14 t.u.
  • (3) t.u. 0 v. 35 A&M
  • (4) UNT 34 v. 0 Texas Tech
  • (5) Texas Tech 7 v. 15 t.u.
  • (6) A&M 19 v. 17 Baylor
  • (7) Baylor 29 v. 0 Texas Tech
  • (8) t.u. 12 v. 7 UNT
  • (9) UNT 24 v. 31 Baylor
  • (10) Texas Tech 0 v. 43 A&M

Records / Standing after pool play:

  • (1) A&M (4-0)
  • (2) t.u. (3-1)
  • (3) Baylor (2-2)
  • (4) UNT (1-3)
  • (5) Texas Tech (0-4)

Following pool play, there was supposed to be two more games with one being the 3rd/4th place game, and the other being the 1st/2nd place game. However, the 3rd/4th place game wasn’t played while the 1st/2nd place game was. As you can see from the standings above, the 1st/2nd place game was between Texas A&M and t.u. for the conference title.

Championship Game: A&M 35 v. 0 t.u.

The Aggies finished 5-0 in the tournament and defeated t.u. twice (with the score of each match being identical at 35-0; for a total combined score of 70-0).

Championship Game (Scoring):

  • Jason Tidwell scores a try off the opening kick-off (7-0);
  • Justin Orlando scores at about the 3.5’ minute mark (14-0);
  • HT 14-0
  • Drew Snyder scores a try to start the second half at about the 7.5’ minute mark (21-0);
  • Hayden Martin scores at around 12’ minutes (28-0);
  • Hayden Martin scores again at the death (35-0);
  • FT 35-0

Tournament Notes:

(1) Including these two 7s games from this tournament, A&M has defeated t.u. six (6) straight times (in 7s) going back to November of 2015.

(2) Following this tournament, the RRRCC announced its 7s All-Conference Team.There were 12 people named as part of the team, and there were also three more as honorable mentions. Of the 12, four (4) were from Texas A&M including Hayden Martin; Jason Tidwell; Ryan McCauley; and Drew Snyder. There were three (3) from t.u.; two (2) from Baylor; two (2) from UNT; and one (1) from Texas Tech. Of the three (3) from t.u., one of them was Nicholas Navarro (Ross Navarro’s younger brother). Of the three (3) named as honorable mention, one (1) was from Texas A&M (Justin Orlando); while t.u. and Baylor also had one-each.

(3) The RRRCC also announced its 7s Tournament MVP for 2021-2022 as Jason Tidwell from Texas A&M.

(4) Finally, the RRRCC graphic that was posted online with the above information is incorrect as it states that the Aggies went 6-0 in the tournament; whereas they were actually 5-0.


2021-2022 RRRCC Champions!

Posted on Thursday, April 14th, 2022 at 4:39 pm    

by Travis Normand
April 14, 2022

The Texas Aggie Rugby Football Club went 7-0 to claim the XVs RRRC Conference Championship in 2021-2022!

RED RIVER RUGBY COLLEGIATE CONFERENCE
FINAL TABLE STANDINGS – XVS
2021-2022 SEASON

RANK TEAMS GAMES
PLAYED
WINS LOSS TIE PF PA PD BT BL TOT.
PTS
1 Texas A&M 7 7 0 0 288 74 214 6 0 34
2 Oklahoma 7 5 2 0 181 112 69 3 0 23
3 Baylor 7 3 4 0 216 196 20 4 2 18
4 t.u. 8 3 5 0 184 258 -74 4 0 16
5 UNT 7 0 7 0 54 283 -229 1 0 1

See full season run-down posted here: https://maroonandwhiterugby.wordpress.com/2022/04/14/2021-2022-rrrcc-champions/


Texas Aggie Rugby, Mid-Season Update (2021-2022)

Posted on Thursday, January 27th, 2022 at 4:30 pm    

by Travis Normand
January 27, 2022

RRRC Table Standings
at the end of the Fall 2021 Semester
(RRRC Conference Games Only)

RRRC Teams W L T PF PA PD BT BL PTS
(1) Texas A&M 4 0 0 179 36 143 3 0 19
(2) Baylor 3 1 0 146 86 60 3 1 16
(3) t.u. 2 2 0 115 129 -14 3 0 11
(4) Oklahoma 1 3 0 84 128 -44 1 0 5
(5) UNT 0 4 0 54 199 -145 1 0 1

 

Full 2021-2022 Mid-Season Update posted here: https://maroonandwhiterugby.wordpress.com/2022/01/27/texas-aggie-rugby-mid-season-update-2021-2022/


Red River Rugby Rumors for Old Maroon

Posted on Friday, May 8th, 2020 at 5:09 pm    

by Travis Normand
May 8, 2020

For any Old Maroon members who have wished there were more matches to play as an Old Maroon squad, you might be getting your wish. Nothing is official yet, and I don’t speak for Old Maroon or the RRRC, but the collegiate side of the RRRC is thinking about putting together some old boy matches!

You can read more about this in my post over at “Maroon and White Rugby.

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