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!
Posted on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 at 2:16 am
Over the Old Maroon weekend, Hosts DJ Rob (Mwandia) and Chase Johnson bring in fellow teammates from the 2004 – 2010 era of Texas Aggie Rugby. Justin Boyd, Tom Read, Travis Stubbs, Stephen Rios, Sam Rooke, and JW Galloway all guest star! Special thanks to BearX – College Station’s Aquatic and Festival Venue.
With a core group of 3 – 4 players and blistering heat, the squad was blessed with Alumni supplemental players who were committed to their respective Men’s teams. The untrained crew tore through Alamo City, scoring 6 – 7 tries in the first half alone, before overcoming a slow start to defeat Bay Area.
At 2 – 0, the third match v. Houston’s H.U.R.T. proved more difficult. After a red card in the first half left the Aggies with 6 players to field for the remainder of the game, they dug in and were up 21 – 19 with seconds left on the clock. Unfortunately, the crew couldn’t hold on and H.U.R.T. dotted down at full time to win the game 24-21 to smash the Aggies hopes for Undefeated pool play.
At 2 – 1 , the Aggies were seeded in the Top 4 bracket and were playing for money; eagerly anticipating Houston’s Colt .45s, but it was not to be. Weather rolled in and cancelled the remainder of the tournament leaving the top 4 teams (Colt .45s, H.U.R.T., Lonestar, and Old Maroon) tied for 1st. It was Old Maroon’s most competitive showing of the Summer.
The league has issued a new league requirement that all hosting teams must provide Touch Judges and Assistant Referees for matches.
Please see the information below if you would like to touch judge or assistant referee any Aggie Rugby home matches this upcoming season. They are offering FREE training/certification in Allen, TX at the end of the month, but if you get certified online, Old Maroon will reimburse your certification cost with the commitment that you will touch judge or assistant ref a minimum of 2 Texas A&M home games this upcoming season.
You can either donate your time and travel to the club for each trip OR you can elect to be paid gas reimbursement + $25 per match by the boys.
If you are interested, AT ALL, to attend any Aggie Rugby matches this season, please consider this opportunity. Email me if you’ve been certified (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that I can connect you with Craig Coates, the Director of Club Operations, who can help coordinate with you on particular games you would like to work.
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For the upcoming 2015-2016 competitive season, all teams will be required to provide certified Touch Judge or Assistant Referees for all home league matches. TRU is offering FREE TJ/AR courses at the TRU Summit in Allen, TX on Aug 29-30, 2015.
The TRU Board highly encourages all teams to send representatives to the Summit in order to be certified. If teams cannot attend the TRU Summit, teams must provide proof of online USA Rugby Course Certification (cost $30).