rugby

Men’s rugby club goes 2-2 in tune-up tourney to Seven’s Nationals

September 26, 2018 Sports

The SF State men’s rugby club gained valuable experience at the West Campus Green on Saturday, Sept. 22 in a 2-2 sevens tournament effort. This was the club’s first test before the rapidly approaching Pac West Seven’s National Qualifying Tournament. The Gators hosted a four-team tournament, getting much needed experience for both their young starting ...

Women’s rugby team on the rise

February 14, 2018 Sports

A small, but tightly knit group of women is working hard to fuel the up-and-coming women’s rugby team at SF State. Sophomore Hailey House is the founder and captain of the team. House originally played on the women’s team at the University of San Francisco, where she noticed that a good portion of the team ...

Men’s rugby team seeks to persevere after loss to Stanford

February 10, 2018 Sports

After an intense, rough game, the SF State men’s rugby team fell to Stanford 44-24 on Saturday, Feb. 10. The team got off to a disorderly start that they were unable to break out of, which continued to develop and ultimately characterized the game. “Our pattern just kind of broke down,” said assistant coach Malik ...

New techniques lead to rugby success

February 4, 2018 Sports 2 Comments

On a very sunny Saturday afternoon, the SF State rugby club won 41-15 against Fresno State, elevating their season’s record to 1-1. The team has seen drastic improvement in their performance recently thanks to techniques that their head coach, Wade Hess, has introduced. Hess joined the club at the very end of the spring 2017 ...

Marine reserve translates leadership skills to rugby

March 1, 2016 Sports

Grueling matches and back-breaking military training are two things rugby captain Zeth Tutupoly knows very well. Tutupoly, 23, is not only a student and a captain of the rugby club, he is an active member of the United States Marine Corps Reserve. The senior has spent the past three years in the USMC Reserve and ...

Rugby makes noise on the pitch

September 22, 2015 Sports

Pushing sleds, tackling bags and yelling at the top of their lungs on the turf field of the West Campus Green, SF State’s rugby players practiced hard to bounce back from last season, in which they failed to notch a single victory. “Last season was a little bumpy. We started out playing the previous year’s ...

Gator rugby aspires to be big-ticket University sport

September 17, 2013 Sports

[HTML1] Video by Daniel A. Nelson [set_id=72157635603049864] After going completely defeated last year in their debut Division I-AA season, the SF State rugby team hits back with a vengeance. This season, the Gators will focus on getting more wins against division rivals like Stanford, Chico State and San Jose State, but has its sights set ...

Gators rugby football club strives to attain NCAA recognition

October 9, 2012 Sports

The grueling hits, furious pace and overall physical exertion rugby players put forth is immense, but despite the sweat and bruises, it isn’t considered an NCAA sport. Founded in 2005, SF State’s Gators rugby football club has been trying to make it into the NCAA since the club’s inception. The team is currently in the Division ...