It’s another weekend of rugby in front of us. This weekend is particularly packed, as we have the pleasure of having several levels of rugby getting played, including two different college playoffs, a couple local games and an international game. To those who don’t think that they can ever catch anything happening with Rugby, they are wrong. Here’s what we have:

Friday, November 22, 2013

Photos by Baton Rouge Men’s Rugby Club

Loyola vs. Baton Rouge Men

Where: Harrell Stadium, 2202 Leonidas St, New Orleans, LA 70118
When: 7:30pm

This is just a friendly match, as both teams get their final Fall season games in, in preparation for the gauntlet of Spring games that they will have. Two very physical teams, should make for a good match despite it being a college team vs. a Senior Men’s team

photos by Loyola Men’s Rugby

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Dallas Reds vs. New Orleans Men (DI & DII)

photo from New Orleans Men’s Rugby

Where: Lake Highland Park, Dallas, TX
When: DII plays at 2:00pm/DI plays at 3:30pm

This will be the season opener for the 2013/2014 Cup season for New Orleans. They will be competing in the Texas Rugby Union for the first time. The change over gives additional competition for both their DI and DII squad. New Orleans DI squad, coming off of a third place finish in last years Finals, are looking to build on their experience and attribute it to the tougher competition of the Texas Union.

Photos by ULL Cajun Rugby Club

# 24 UL-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns vs. #2 UM-Duluth Fighting Penguins

DII National Championship Round of 16
Where: St. Louis University
When: 2:00pm

This is the first round of the playoffs for the DII National Championships. For more information on this synopsis, you can check out our analysis on the game HERE

College 7’s National Championships Day 1

Where: Greensboro, NC
When: 7:00am CST
Watch: USARugbytv.com

Even though no one from Louisiana is a participant in this match up, this is a great look at some highly competitive rugby. This two day tournament will be a great sampling of what will be happening for the olympics. Also include, we have 3 South representative college teams that will be participating in Auburn University, University of Florida, and University of South Carolina. These teams won out from the Olympic Rugby Qualifiers that LSU come out of in 5th place. More information on the College 7’s National Championships scheduling click HERE. Any additional information on the teams click HERE

USA Eagles vs. Russia

Photos by USA Rugby

Where: Allianz Park, London,  England
When: 9:00am CST
Updates: Can find Twitter updates of the game @USARugby

This will be the Eagles last match before they play Uruguay in March. They will hope to build on their 25-23 win over Georgia. Lets hope they are able to run with that momentum as they hope to close the 2013 year on a positive note. For more information on the team click HERE

Sunday, November 24, 2013

College 7’s National Championships Day 2
When: 7:00am CST
Watch: Select games on ESPN3

This will be a continuation of Saturdays match ups, for the conclusion of the tournament.

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