Spotlight Player of The Week: Briana Oglesby

Briana Oglesby has come a long way with Georgia Southern University women’s rugby. Oglesby started off not knowing a single rule of the game and now she has progressed to the point of being named co-captain of the team and coaches the team as well. Oglesby became interested in rugby her freshman year when she […]

Spotlight Player of The Week: Caitlin Hensley

Caitlin Hensley is in the midst of a phenomenal comeback season for the Kennesaw State women’s rugby program. After taking the fall season off for personal reasons, Hensley has found time to return to the pitch and is making an immediate impact for the lady owls. Hensley has battled with injuries her whole life but […]

Spotlight Player of The Week: Kiva Talty

Kiva Talty, a Spring Hill College sophomore, is more than just the starting fly half for the Spring Hill women’s rugby squad. She serves as a freelance photographer, a full time student, and teaching young children English as a second language. Talty never took the initiative to join rugby, a little push from a friend sent her in […]

Spotlight Player of The Week: Eric Milner

Eric Milner has only one semester left of playing rugby for Troy and he is trying to take full advantage of it. Milner got his feet wet in rugby when he spent a summer in Australia. He was taught the game by a group of high school players and they all agreed that Milner was […]

Spotlight Player of The Week: Marqiece Cunningham

The time and effort senior Marqiece Cunningham puts into the rugby team at The University of Southern Mississippi is far over looked. Cunningham got involved in rugby when he was approached to play one summer. He explains, “I was walking past a sevens practice one summer and a couple of guys stopped to ask me to […]

Spotlight Player of The Week: Gerardo Abascal

Gerardo Abascal, a Guatemala native, has been playing rugby for three years and has achieved something that most rugby players never get the opportunity to do, play for their countries national team. Abascal, a junior, first started playing for the University of Louisiana Lafayette when he was a freshman. “My friends brought me to my […]

Spotlight Player of The Week: Jacob Campos

The Spring Hill College rugby team has lacked size this season but they have one man who makes up for it, sophomore Jacob Campos. Campos, a New Orleans native, has held the forward pack together this year with his size and his versatility of moving to different positions. He is widely known across the Deep […]

Spotlight Player of The Week: Aaron Gootzeit

Louisiana Tech inside center, Aaron Gootzeit, has quite the reputation across the Deep South Conference. He is known for his size, power, and strong running ability.  Gootzeit, who started playing in 2011, fell in love with the sport of rugby when he arrived at Tech. From there, he went on to be selected to play […]

Spotlight Player of The Week: James Matthews

Senior eight man, James Matthews, also known as Thor, is competing in his final season with Troy rugby. Matthews has been selected to the Deep South All Stars on three occasions and has received man of the match while playing with the team.  Known for his massive size and speed, Matthews is widely known across […]

Spotlight Player of The Week: Brett Halbe

South Alabama scrum half, Brett Halbe, heads into his senior season with high expectations for South Alabama University rugby. “ I can’t wait for this season because we have a bunch of good guys this year and we have a ton of potential,” said Halbe. Halbe is currently the captain of the team and has […]