Tulane University Women's Rugby Football Club

TUWRFC is actively recruiting YOU! Practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8:00p on Mintz field (behind Reily). If you can only make one night a week, we won't hold it against you.


I'll say that again: you can know bupkis about the sport and we will teach you everything you need to know. Just bring attitude, cleats/sneakers, and a mouthguard (if possible). If you have any questions, e-mail our club president, Amber Caudill, at acaudill@tulane.edu.

See you on the pitch!

What Rugby Means to Me:
An essay by one of our founding members

Rugby is a fun, mostly socially acceptable way to stay healthy, both physically and emotionally. It's a great way to vent frustrations. I've met more cool people through rugby than any other single endeavor in my life--including teaching, and I've literally met (not just casually met; I'm referring to the people I see on a regular or semi-regular basis) hundreds of new people since June. I love that rugby has such an important social aspect, also.

But the most remarkable thing about rugby is that it's one of the closest things we have left to pure sport. This is especially true at our level of play, but I think it holds true even at the international level. No coaches in skyboxes radioing plays to the field, no congressional investigations, no reviewing controversial calls on the touchlines. No play stoppages becuase someone's being whiny (those drama queens in soccer DRIVE. ME. CRAZY.) or because someone dropped the ball or because someone fell down. We beat the hell out of each other for 80 minutes and then party together--the rivalry exists only on the pitch. Before we play and after we play we're all friends. I'm as big an idiot as the next SEC fan when Auburn plays Alabama, but I like that in rugby, the rivalry is never personal; it's only about those 80 minutes (or 40, or 60, or whatever) of playing time. And the rest of the time, we're just a bunch of weirdos that like to get beat up on Saturdays.

The End