St. Louis Ramblers

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Ramblers Rugby Football Club
Full name Ramblers Rugby Football Club
Union Missouri Rugby Football Union
Founded 1932
Ground(s) Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
President Terry Holtsclaw
Coach(es) Colin Heath
League(s) Missouri RFU, Division II
Team kit

The St. Louis Ramblers Rugby Football Club is a division II rugby union team based out of St. Louis, Missouri, United States. It is part of the Missouri Rugby Football Union[1] as well as the Western Rugby Football Union.

History[edit]

In 1932 Edmond St. John Martin Hoogewerf arrived in St. Louis from Great Britain to become a history professor at St. Louis University. While in St. Louis he met Harry Langenberg, a founding member of the Princeton Rugby Club, where they eventually came together to form the Ramblers Rugby Club in 1933.

The Ramblers are St. Louis’ oldest and the nation’s second oldest active men’s rugby club.

The Ramblers green and white uniform was adopted sometime between 1947 and 1950.

Ramblers have toured to play on six of the seven continents including Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, and Australia. In total the ramblers have been to over 20 countries. Most recently in celebration of their seventy-fifth year they traveled to Nevada to play against the Las Vegas Blackjacks RFC.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.usarugby.org/
  2. ^ http://www.ramblers.org/