Rugby is one of the fastest growing club sports in America with more than 32,000 college players registered with USA Rugby. The Men’s Rugby Team at Emory & Henry competes against other college club teams from around the region in the Cardinal Athletic Conference.
“As a football player at a small college, who did not make the travel squad, I discovered rugby when I transferred to Appalachian State University. After graduation, I joined the Greensboro, North Carolina men’s club, which helped me when it came time to get a job and gave me the opportunity to continue to play a sport I was passionate about. As a coach, you know this is a sport that you can continue to be a part of even after graduation.
—Coach Tom O’Neill
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Important Note: Per NCAA rules, if you participate in an NCAA athletic team you are not eligible for a Rugby Scholarship.
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In The News:
On February 2, 2019, Coach Tom O’Neill was presented the 2018 Cardinal Conference Coach of the Year award during the E&H Women’s Basketball game.
On November 10, 2018, four members of the E&H Rugby team were selected for the All-Star Cardinals Collegiate Rugby Conference (CCRC) Small College Division team: David Doss, 1st team; Jonathon Silvers, 2nd team; Kauhil King, 2nd team; and David Pratt, Reserves.
E&H Rugby team ended their 2018 season 2nd in the Cardinal Athletic Conference.
After a successful season, the Wasps’ Rugby Club has placed second in the CCRC (Cardinals Collegiate Rugby Conference) Division. Their coach, Tom O’Neil, received the confrence’s Coach of the Year Award, and four players were selected for All-Star play. Keep reading