January 11, 2016
Austin Huns Rugby 2017 Schedule
Photo: Norma Salinas Photography
Austin Huns Rugby Release: Austin, TX (January 11, 2017)
The Austin Huns are excited to announce their 2017 rugby season schedule, kicking off with an away game on January 21st and the first home game at Huns Field on January 28th. This year will mark the debut season for the newly formed Austin Huns Elite Team, which was first unveiled this past November in a special pre-season match against the United States Air Force XV’s Select Squad, which the Huns won 95-5.
The first home game of the 2017 season taking place on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. will be an exciting match against the seven-time national XV’s champion, San Diego’s O.M.B.A.C. Rugby at Huns Field (4107 Nixon Lane, Austin, Texas). From there, the next few months offer a season full of entertaining competition and high-level rugby as the Huns play other Texas teams, such as the Dallas Reds and the Austin Blacks, along with some of the top teams around the country, including Rugby Utah, the Glendale Raptors, Detroit Tradesmen, and NOLA Rugby.
“With a long, intense pre-season behind the team and us finding harmony and balance, we are very excited to see this culminate in success between the four lines on January 21st when the league kicks off in Dallas,” says Austin Huns Head Coach Eugene Eloff. “We will play an expansive, entertaining, try-scoring brand of rugby, not only performing on the field but also winning the hearts and minds of all the supporters and the Huns family.”
Huns home games bring fun and entertainment for not only rugby fans, but also the greater Central Texas community, including families with children. Each game day at Huns Field offers a full afternoon experience in addition to the thrilling matches, including live music, delicious food from Casa Chapala and beverages, as well as plenty of space for kids to run around and enjoy the day while parents watch the game.
The Austin Huns begin their season January 21 facing off against the Dallas Harlequins at Glencoe Park in Dallas, Texas, followed by a three home-game stretch ending with a match against a long-time local rival, the Austin Blacks, which is touted to be a fantastic game. The full Austin Huns Rugby 2017 season is listed below and also available at www.austinhunsrugby.com. The schedule is subject to change. Come check out the debut of the Huns Elite Team and see Central Texas rugby in action.
2017 Season Home Games
January 28: Austin Huns vs. OMBAC Rugby
February 4: Austin Huns vs. Dallas Reds
February 18: Austin Huns vs. Austin Blacks
March 04: Austin Huns vs. Detroit Tradesmen
March 18: Austin Huns vs. Dallas Harlequins
April 1: Austin Huns vs. Rugby Utah
April 15: Austin Huns vs. Glendale Raptors
April 29: Austin Huns vs. NOLA Rugby
2017 Season Away Games
January 21: Austin Huns vs. Dallas Harlequins
February 25: Austin Huns vs. Glendale Raptors
March 11: Austin Huns vs. NOLA Rugby
April 8: Austin Huns vs. Dallas Griffins
April 22: Austin Huns vs. Austin Blacks
May 13: Austin Huns vs. Rugby Utah
Purchase tickets to the full season or individual games at www.austinhunsrugby.com/tickets.
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About Austin Huns Rugby
The Austin Huns Rugby Football Club was founded in 1972 as one of the first rugby clubs of its kind in central Texas. For more than 40 years, the Huns have developed an organization and a culture that have produced winning teams, first class coaches and players, and a training and competition facility that is unmatched by any other in the region. The club is dedicated to developing athletes for national and international rugby competition, who are also constructive and contributing members of the community. The Austin Huns take pride in their contributions to improving the City of Austin and the culture of athleticism in the United States. Visit www.austinhunsrugby.com for more information.