Women’s Eagles 2nd at Atlanta 7’s
The USA Women’s Eagles Sevens team moved closer to Olympic qualification Sunday with a 50-12 loss to New Zealand in the championship game of the Atlanta 7s leg of the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series, an international rugby global tour featuring 12 of the best women’s sevens rugby teams from around the world. The Eagles gained 18 points from the third leg of the Series to move ahead of England and into fifth place. The top four teams at the end of the six-leg Series automatically qualify for the Rio 2016, the first Olympics to have rugby included in the Games Program since 1924.
History of Deep South Rugby
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Robert Markel – The Godfather of Deep South Rugby
Robert Markel was the founding member of the first Spring Hill College Rugby Team in 1969. Springhill players later formed Battleship RFC. Robert also founded Jackson RFC and was an early member of New Orleans RFC. Robert has played rugby in every decade since the 1960s and continues to coach high school rugby, a thriving league that he started along with a few other New Orleans RFC players (Sam Forenet, Gary Giepert and others), in his native New Orleans. Robert is pictured above finding space for Spring Hill.
La/ Deep South High School Rugby Championships Below is email of congratulations from Gary Giepert followed by the schedule: CONGRATULATIONS TO ST PAUL FOR AN UNDEFEATED SEASON AND A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP!!! CONGRATULATIONS TO SHAW FOR PLAYING ST PAUL TO A DRAW FOR 80 MINUTES ONLY TO LOSE IN A KICK OFF. CONGRATULATIONS TO LAKE AREA […]
Below are Lester Duhe’s answers to Tommy Martin’s questions about the 2015 FQF which is described by the incomparable Billy Goddell. Did not play: Geo hurt his back Billy hurt his knee No 55 match cause they all helped fill out 35+ side Sent from my handheld On Apr 14, 2015, at 2:48 PM, Thomas […]
4/17/15 Paul Miniclier announces Louisiana Rugby to start a Jobs/Internships for Rugby Players Excerpt from email announcement, ” In just a few years, we have expanded high school rugby from 4 teams to 12 teams. This growth will be rapid as we experience the World Cup 2015 and the Olympics in 2016. Some players will go on to college […]
2015 LA/DEEP SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL RUGBY SCHEDULE January: Saturday 17 Jesuit v Br. Martin @ City Park Miss @ St Paul scrimmage Lake Area v NOMMA scrimmage @ City Park Friday 23 Miss v. Jesuit @ Gretna 7:00pm Saturday 24 West Jeff v NOMMA @ Gretna Lake Area v Br. Martin @ City Park […]