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.
|Fall 2013 Practice Schedule|
|Tuesday||5 - 7pm||Intramural Fields|
|Thursday||5 - 7pm||Intramural Fields|
|Fall 2013 Game Schedule|
|Friday, September 20||7pm||Blue/White Game - Intramural Fields|
|Saturday, September 28||@ Nola 7's - New Orleans|
|Friday, October 4||7:30pm||@ FSU - Tallahassee|
|Saturday, October 12||All Day||Pensacola 7's - Intramural Fields|
|Saturday, October 19
Sunday, October 20
|@ Florida Cup 7's - Orlando|
|Sunday, October 27||@ Virginia 7's - Virginia|
|Saturday, November 2||1pm||Auburn B Game - Intramural Fields|
|Saturday, November 9
Sunday, November 10
|@ Battleship - Mobile|
|Friday, November 15
Saturday, November 16
|@ Texas Tour - Texas|
|Saturday, November 23||1:00pm||Birmingham Yellowhammers - Intramural Fields|
|Saturday, December 7||1:00pm||UNF - Intramural Fields|