2014-15 SFA Rugby Alumni Scholarship Awarded

Jordan Maddox is the recipient of the 2014-2015 Alumni Scholarship.

Jordan is a 20 years old senior from Houston, TX, currently studying Accounting and is on the 5 year Bachelor/Masters program. For 2014-2015 he will be in his fourth year at SFA.

On the pitch Jordan plays inside center, playing for three years and returning for his fourth and was voted MVP for the 2013-2014 season, he has won Rookie of the Year in the past. He has also taken the added responsibility of conditioning coach for the team.

Congratulations Jordan and good luck for next season.

 

 

 

Support ‎Paul Idibia

If you haven't met Paul Idibia on a trip to Nacogdoches in that past, it is probably because he just blew by you on the pitch. As a back he has explosive speed and awareness. I have personally been on the end of a couple of his "sticks" and he tackles as hard as anyone and doesn't normally miss.  

He also have a couple of things to be happy about. Firstly, he graduated last week from SFA. He also attended the  a Serevi high performance rugby camp in New Orleans, LA.

After a great showing he has now been selected for a further camp in Colorado with USA Rugby Academy High Performance Training Camp with other Collegiate/Adult men at Infinity Park, Glendale, CO.

This camp will be modeled after a USA Eagle national team camp with field sessions, strength and conditioning sessions, whiteboard and video analysis, nutrition education, and mental skills techniques.

Support Paul with a donation. He needs $850. Lets help the lad out.

Donations can be made below. And thanks to all that have already given and those that will be.

http://www.gofundme.com/8zpldg

Rookies Have Good Performance In 15's Season Opener - Texas State 25 - SFA 7

Stephen F. Austin Rugby played its first college competitive 15's match in over 2 years in San Marcus, TX this past weekend. 

SFA fielded a team comprised of around ten plus rookies making their debut due to injury of some starters.

 Despite this they gave a strong effort especially on the defensive side of the ball with stout tackling for the majority of the game and great conditioning for their first 15's match.

Their inexperience showed most during line outs in which they won very few contests and inside the 22 on offense. SFA penetrated the 22 on multiple occasions but never scored as a result. Back line play was mainly a non factor due to the injury to the starting and only scrumhalf in the first half of the match.

Also of note was a yellow card handed out to Cedric and a State player for fighting in the last 3 minutes of the match. SFA know fighting must be avoided at all costs to compete at this level. 

A positive performance from SFA as they get back to work in the more athletic college division. 

Final Score
Texas State University    25       Stephen F.Austin   7

 

 

SFASU and SHSU Rugby Announce the Mahon-Fleet Cup

To coincide with the annual “Battle of the Piney Woods” football game at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Tx. SFA Rugby will take on Sam Houston and will rekindle the fierce rivalry that has been part of Texas Rugby since the 70's.
  

There will be more information in the coming weeks to organize and Alumni event at the match. 

Stephen F Austin State University RFC joins the Southwest Conference

The Lumberjacks of Stephen F. Austin State University RFC (SFA) accepted an invitation to join the Southwest Collegiate Rugby Conference (SWC) today after SWC representatives unanimously voted in favor of admitting SFA back into the collegiate folds last evening. SFA had run afoul of USA Rugby's collegiate eligibility rules in 2011-2012 and decided to play in the Texas Rugby Union's Senior Men's Division 3 for 2012-2013. However, by the end of the season the would-be ineligible collegiate players had stopped playing or graduated, leaving SFA with a strictly collegiate team.

Going into the 2013-2014 season, the Lumberjacks of Nacogdoches, TX realized that they would be better off competing in collegiate rugby and sought to return. The landscape of Texas collegiate rugby has changed much in two seasons. Then, there were three distinct divisions (1, 2, & 3) with one CPD team. Now, there is are conferences in D1A, D1AA, and NSCRO. The Division 2 that SFA comfortably fit into is no more.

Article Taken From This Is American Rugby

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