The Little Rock Men’s rugby team, in the past decade, has become a constant competitor in championship rugby. Formally competing in the South Rugby Union, Little Rock decided to make the jump to the Texas Rugby Union in 2014 and has experienced a continued elevation in success with the ultimate goal of a national championship. The 15’s team is led by former Dartmouth standout, Brad Hogate. Hogate took over the team for the 2016 competitive season and is building a better team every day. Our 7’s program is elevating its game as well. The 7’s is led by former USA Women’s 7’s head coach Julie McCoy. In 2016, McCoy led the team to the national tournament and ended the season 11th in the country.
The Little Rock Men’s Rugby Club is continually looking for players who wish to be part of not only a team but a second family. The club competes in the Texas Rugby Union D1 for 7’s and 15's. Little Rock is excited for the future and proud of our past. We hope to see you on the pitch soon or at least in the stands.
Training/Practice is currently in full swing. The team practices at 6:30 PM on Tuesday and Thursday. You may ask, "How can you have training at 6:30 PM, it is dark outside?" Well, we have that covered with two fully-lit practice pitches. If you plan on attending training, please arrive before 6:30 PM to give yourself time to get your gear on and ready to roll when practice starts.
Fitness is extremely important if you are going to be successful in the style that the Stormers play. As a result of this need, the entire rugby club pitched in and built a 2,000 sqft. weight training facility at the Greater Little Rock Rugby Complex. The funds for this facility were donated by Dr. Julie McCoy who has been instrumental in the success that the Stormers have achieved. Workout Partners are easy to find. Mark Fulmer is always looking for someone to run with or lift at the complex. Win Noble leads a Friday Night Leg session at 10 Fitness which has been compared to a Climb up Everest. If Crossfit is your style, Chance Hugh is always looking for people up to the challenge.
MEN'S 2017 sUMMER SCHEDULE
6/17 – Austin ( Bloodfest 7s)
6/24 – Norman, OK (Tornado Alley 7s)
7/8 – Houston/Bay Area (Space City 7s)
7/22 – Fort Worth, TX (Cowtown 7s)