Louisiana State University rugby

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
LSU Tigers
Full name Louisiana State University Rugby Football Club
Founded 1966
Union Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference
Grounds Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Coach Flag of the United States.svg Bob "Red" Causey
Competitions SCRC, SCRC 7's

The Louisiana State University Rugby team or LSU Rugby team represents Louisiana State University in intercollegiate rugby and rugby sevens.[1] The team is part of the Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference (SCRC) and they play their home matches at the LSU Sport & Adventure Complex (SAC).[2][3]

Championships[edit]

Year Rugby Union Championship
2012 SCRC West
2013 SCRC West

All American Selections[edit]

  • Gary Giepert (1985)
  • Brian Davis (1998)
  • Adam Ducoing (2008)
  • Cameron Falcon (2011, 2012)

History[edit]

The LSU Rugby team was founded in 1966.[4]

Many current and former players have been selected to Regional and National Select Sides, and several LSU Tigers contributed to the victory of the Louisiana (LA) U-19 All-stars in national competition. In addition, former LSU players have been team members of the USA U-19 Eagles in international competitions and have participated in the Down Under Rugby training program in Australia.

LSU Rugby became a member of the Texas Rugby Union in 1996.

In 2005, Scott Mclean was named head coach of the LSU Rugby team. In 2008-2009, the team advanced to the Elite 8 of the Division I National Rugby Tournament. During the 2009-2010 season, LSU went to its second consecutive Sweet 16 appearance.[5]

LSU Rugby joined the Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference in 2011.

In 2012, Bob Causey was named head coach of the LSU Rugby Team.[6]

Head coaches[edit]

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct.
1970-1973 Rob Haswell 3
1979–1983 David 5
1984–2001 John Staub 8
2002–2006 Steven Triche 5
2007–2011 Scott McLean 5
2012–Present Bob "Red" Causey
Totals coaches

Alumni[edit]

Bob "Red" Causey - 7 Caps (1977–1987), including 1 cap against South Africa (1981), 2 against England (1982) and (1987) in the World Cup

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LSU Rugby". lsurugby.com. Retrieved 2008-04-29. 
  2. ^ "Men's Rugby Club". LSU University recreation. Retrieved 2012-06-05. 
  3. ^ "Louisiana State College Rugby". USA Rugby. Retrieved 2014-03-09. 
  4. ^ "LSU Rugby History". lsurugby.com. Retrieved 2008-04-29. 
  5. ^ "Louisiana State College Rugby". USA Rugby. Retrieved 2014-03-09. 
  6. ^ "Intro to Rugby 1001: LSU club". The Daily Reveille. Retrieved 2014-03-09. 

External links[edit]