NMT Men’s Rugby Joins National Competition
aug 2, 2018
The New Mexico Tech Men’s Rugby team has been officially accepted into the National Small College Rugby Organization, and will compete in the Rocky Mountain R.F.U. beginning this Fall for a berth to the National Championship tournament in Denver, CO in later April 2019.
“NMT RFC had a very successful year, ending last season with a Rio Grande Collegiate Championship over UNM and a successful tour of the Pacific Northwest. Joining NSCRO is a big leap forward for the team, allowing for the opportunity to compete on a national. We believe the team will be very competitive and are excited to showcase what New Mexico Tech has to offer,” said Logan Blake, NMT Men’s Rugby captain.
Going to the Next Level
NSCRO is a national competition sanctioned by USA Rugby, and provides a pathway to a National Championship for colleges with undergraduate enrollment of less than 5,000 students.
“The team got together at the end of the season and collectively agreed to step up to the next level in competition,” Blake said.
NMT will compete in the Rocky Mountain Rugby Football Union. NMT’s conference competition will include University of Denver, Regis University, Colorado College, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, and New Mexico Highlands University.
“We are confident that we will show well in the new league,” said Brent Nourse, NMT Rugby Head Coach. “We faced NMHU last February and came away with a 45-27 victory, so we know we can compete in the conference.”
NMT’s Opening conference match will be September 29, 2018 at 1 p.m. on the NMT Athletic Fields, hosting Colorado College.
Rugby Practices Begin August 21
All Are Welcome to Join, No Experience Necessary
NMT R.F.C. officially begins its campaign for National honors on August 21, 2018 at its opening practice at 5:00 p.m. on the NMT Athletic Fields. All are welcome to join the team, and no experience is necessary.
NMT Rugby will also be hosting an introductory “Touch Rugby” session on August 17, 2018 at 2 p.m. on the NMT Athletic email@example.com Team Captain/President: Logan Blake firstname.lastname@example.org