Austin Huns Rugby Opt Out of MLR, Austin Elite Move to Inaugural Season

August 15, 2017


Austin Huns Rugby Release: August 15, 2017

Effective immediately, the Austin Huns Rugby Football Club (HRFC) and the organization formerly known as Huns Rugby Management (HRM) will cease all partnerships in regard to general rugby operations. HRFC will continue to field teams in Men’s USA Rugby XVs Divisions 1,2 and 3 as well as Club 7s and Huns Youth Rugby. The Austin Huns RFC will not be participating in the newly formed Major League Rugby (MLR) conference. The newly branded Elite Rugby Management (formerly HRM) has opted to create its own team/brand, Austin Elite Rugby (AER), and plan to compete in the inaugural season of MLR.

HRFC has experienced some success over the last year of collaboration, including a Men’s Division 1 Championship and expanded social media reach on a national and international level. The two parties have agreed operations should exist independently going forward due to a lack of shared vision for a collective goal. Both HRFC and AER leadership look forward to continued collaboration on maintaining the Nixon Lane Rugby Complex in Austin, Texas, and are in discussions about future cooperation with coaching support and youth outreach.

HRFC is the exclusive owner of the Austin Huns Rugby brand and all intellectual property associated with the brand. All partnerships and sponsorships formed with HRM under the moniker Austin Huns Rugby are welcome to renegotiate with the Austin Huns Rugby Club for the 2017-2018 season by contacting

HRFC would like to wish Austin Elite Rugby the best of luck next season in MLR, especially to Huns alumni continuing with the new organization. The Huns organization- youth, adults, players, and fans- looks forward to its own continued success and traditions in the 2017-2018 USA Rugby Club season in its 45th consecutive year as a competitive rugby club.

For more information on the Huns RFC, or to inquire about sponsorship and partnership opportunities, please contact, or visit  For information on Austin Elite Rugby please visit

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