Austin Elite Rugby joins Major League Rugby

August 15, 2017

Austin Elite Rugby joins Major League Rugby

Austin Elite Rugby Release

Austin, TX – Elite Rugby Management LLC (ERM) is excited to announce the launch of Austin Elite Rugby for the 2018 inaugural Major League Rugby season.

Elite Rugby Management has been created by the owners of Huns Rugby Management, Christopher Bugge, Richard Osborn, Thierry Daupin, and former USA Eagles Captain Todd Clever; ERM is pleased to welcome Austinite Christophe Lavigne to the list of owners.

Austin Elite Rugby will be based in the City of Austin with the team representing Central Texas.

The core group of players will come from the Huns Rugby Management 2017 USA Rugby D1 National Championship team, and will be reinforced by local, national, and international talent.

Austin Elite Rugby will be hosting its first combine on October 14. Players interested in trying out for the team are requested to register at

Austin Elite Rugby will be introducing rugby to the community through its Rugby 101 program, which creates relationships with regional middle school programs and after school programs through YMCA, Breakthrough Austin, and other organizations.

Representing an area from Austin to Waco, College Station, and San Antonio; Austin Elite Rugby will develop a strong relationship with local rugby clubs. The Austin Elite Rugby Academy has also been created to help young talent achieve their goals and offers a pathway to professional rugby.

The Captain’s Club is a place where business-minded people and rugby supporters can meet and greet to create business while enjoying their favorite sport.

Preseason games will commence in February 2018 with the full schedule being announced in due course. Join our mailing list to stay informed on Season Tickets, Team Announcements, and a host of exciting developments.


Austin Elite Rugby

Austin Elite Rugby is a Professional Rugby team based in Austin Texas, and we are excited to bring Professional Rugby to Central Texas.

As a proud member of Major League Rugby, Austin Elite Rugby embodies the sport’s inclusive ethos. Developing players from youth to professional is at the heart of Austin Elite Rugby, creating a world-class experience for players and fans to enjoy the game.

Facebook: @austineliterugby
Twitter: @Austin_E_Rugby
Instagram: @austineliterugby
YouTube: Austin Elite Rugby

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Major League Rugby

MLR is an initiative driven by existing USA Rugby member teams in partnership with private investors who believe that American rugby can thrive at the highest levels: as a commercial enterprise; as an influential player on the international scene; and as a participation sport at the youth and senior level.

Facebook: @usmlr
Twitter: @usmlr
Instagram: @usmlr



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