The first Robert Markel Cup was won by NOLA Green on Dec. 31st, 2016, in their 65-12 victory over Crescent City Blues.
The second season opened on Sept. 2nd, 2017, with 6 teams competing for the trophy. The teams are Krewe of Gretna, Crescent City Blues, Pontchartrain Po-Boys, Baton Rouge, Gulf Coast, & Mobile Battleship.
The Cup is named for Robert Markel – founder of Spring Hill, Jackson, Smiley Faced Warriors youth rugby, Jesuit, and many other rugby initiatives in the Deep South.
For more on Robert Markel see article at: http://www.deepsouthrugby.net/2007-2008-articles/robert-markel-a-grandfather-of-deep-south-rugby/