Old Maroon Rugby Football Club - Part 2

USA v Argentina, February 6, 2016 – BBVA Compass Stadium Houston, TX

Posted on Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 at 6:57 pm    


  • Beer by Karbach
  • Food by Boot Shooters BBQ
  • DJ


  • Cup/Koozie – $20
  • T-Shirt – $20
  • Food – $15
  • Dues – $50

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USA v Canada, February 13, 2016 – Dell Diamond Austin, TX

Posted on Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 at 6:56 pm    


  • Beer by Karbach
  • Food by TBD
  • DJ


  • Package 1 – Match/Party Porch Ticket, Dues, T-Shirt, Cup/Koozie, Food – $150
  • Package 2 – Match/Party Porch Ticket, T-Shirt, Cup/Koozie, Food – $106
  • Cup/Koozie – $20 w/ FREE Refills – $20
  • T-Shirt – $20
  • Food – $15 (Tailgate)
  • Dues – $50
  • Match Ticket – $80, Budweiser Party Porch includes Food & Beverages! 2 Tickets = Free Parking Pass while supplies last!

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Old Maroon Ties for 1st @ Space City 7s

Posted on Monday, August 17th, 2015 at 9:57 pm    

Space City 2015 - with Karbach

Old Maroon @ Space City 7s – 8/15/2015

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.

Touch Judge/Asst. Ref. Aggie Rugby Matches

Posted on Friday, August 14th, 2015 at 3:40 pm    


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 (bpellerin@carltechusa.com) 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.


Here is the original message:

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).

Register for the FREE TJ/AR Courses at the TRU Summit.


Old Maroon Newsletter – July 2015

Posted on Monday, July 13th, 2015 at 10:35 pm    

Old Maroon has been trucking along with a bit of fun this summer. Let’s get to some updates:

Old Maroon plays 7s… seriously, but in a social setting. 

Supplemented by athletes at the height of their collegiate physiques, Old Maroon has been playing some 7s this summer. Here’s some proof:

Cowtown – Austin, TX

Bloodfest 2015 - Pflugerville, TX

Bloodfest 2015 – Pflugerville, TX

With a generous supplement of able-bodied Texas A&M players, Old Maroon earned a consistent record of 1-1-1 in pool play before being defeated by a scrappy Midland Mad Dogs team, led by an actual Old Maroon player. Despite a certain Scrum-Half’s optimistic (and lonely) hand-gesture, the side settled closer to the middle of the pack, rather than WINNING IT ALL.

Cowtown – Fort Worth, TX

Cowtown 2015 - Fort Worth, TX

Cowtown 2015 – Fort Worth, TX

Cowtown 2015 - Fort Worth, TX with Karbach Brewing's brand new D/FW rep, Alycia Burton

Cowtown 2015 – Fort Worth, TX with Karbach Brewing’s brand new D/FW rep, Alycia Burton

Cowtown 2015 - boys under the post after a long evening

Cowtown 2015 – boys under the post after a long evening

With unforgiving, technology-driven field conditions, the former Ags warmed their bodies up to maintain their consistent 1-1-1 pool play showing. Earning 2 Draws in a season is certainly rare, but Old Maroon has proven it’s up to the task.


Upcoming Old Maroon Events

July 18 – Cherrybone 7s Tournament, hosted by The Woodlands. You can keep up with Old Maroon correspondence regarding the event here and visit the tournament’s Facebook correspondence here.

August 15 – Space City 7s Tournament, here in H-Town. Keep an eye on this one as the leading beer guys are very friendly to us.

November 21 – OLD MAROON WEEKEND will feature the first inaugural Chancellor’s Cup. This is a 7s Tournament among all Texas A&M University System 7s squads. In addition, we will be auctioning off, our slick new jerseys:

Karbach jersey picture

and we’re hoping to include an Old Maroon v. Texas A&M XVs fixture and an Aggies v. Vandy Football watch party, depending on timing around the Cup.


Please keep an eye out for an email regarding the formation of an Old Maroon Advisory Board. The purpose of the board and responsibilities will be explain in that message and I will be asking for Nominations.


Sponsor plugs – As always we want to thank our sponsors/donors that have pitched in to help us spread the word, up our competitive edge, and ultimately, offset the cost of playing rugby for Texas A&M.

Karbach Brewing Co. 

Scheef & Stone, LLP

Spirit of Texas Distillery

T5 1/2 Rugby Development Group

Seabrook Seafood

Earl Silver ’89



Thanks and Gig ‘Em,

Blake Pellerin ’09