Rugby was the predecessor to American Football; and like football, is a full-contact invasion game. In 2010, the Sporting Goods Manufacturing Association reported that rugby was the fastest-growing sport in America. Rugby will be played in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, and for the fourth year in a row College Rugby will be broadcasted live this June on NBC.
This year is the Rugby club's 12th year on campus. The club competes in the Deep South Rugby Conference East Division with Troy University, the University of Southern Mississippi, the University of South Alabama and Spring Hill College.
UWF won Conference Championships in 2011 (inaugural) and 2012, and competed in the conference championship in 2013. Because of our size we are eligible to compete in the National Small College Playoffs. We compete to represent our conference with the other small colleges such as Loyola University and Spring Hill. In 2011, we made it to the Elite 8, and in 2013 we hosted Duke University, Sewanee University and the University of North Florida in the first round of the playoffs.
|Spring 2014 Practice Schedule|
|Tuesday||5 - 7pm||Intramural Fields|
|Thursday||5 - 7pm||Intramural Fields|
|Spring 2014 Game Schedule|
|Saturday, January 18||1pm||at FAMU - Tallahassee|
|Saturday, January 25||All Day||UWF NSCRO 7s Qualifier - Intramural Fields|
|Saturday, February 1||1pm||at Loyola University - New Orleans|
|Saturday, February 8||All Day||William Carey College - Intramural Fields|
|Saturday, February 15||1pm||Confrence Semi-Finals - TBD|
|Saturday, February 22||1pm||Confrence Finals - TBD|
|Saturday, March 15||1pm||South Semi-Finals - Intramural Fields|
|Sunday, March 16||1pm||South Finals - Intramural Fields|
|Saturday, March 29||1pm||Sweet 16 - Jacksonville|
|Sunday, March 30||1pm||Elite 8 - Jacksonville|
Saturday, April 12-
|All Day||7s National Qualifier - Atlanta|
|Saturday, April 26||1pm||Final 4 - Glendale, CO|
|Sunday, April 27||1pm||National Championship - Glendale, CO|
|Saturday, May 30- Sunday, May 31||All Day||7s National Championship - Philadelphia, PA|