Join us at the HURT Rugby Sevens Combine on May 29th from 6:30-8:30pm. This is an open event and will be used to evaluate player’s experience, fitness, and commitment level. Numbers permitting, HURT Rugby Sevens will field a competitive and social side with the goal of qualifying for Nationals.
HURT welcomes all experience and fitness levels to attend the event. Our goal is to not only compete at a high level, but to grow the game of rugby in the state of Texas. We look forward to seeing you this summer!
Please contact HURT’s Director of Rugby, Zachary Hiller, if you have any questions or you are unable to attend the event via message or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Final score: HURT Henchmen 40, Kingwood Crusaders Rugby Football Club 17
HURT clinches a playoff berth and the RRRC D2 South Division championship for the 6th consecutive season! #playoffs #23united #iplayhurt
Final score: HURT 45, Houston Athletic Rugby Club – HARC 18
Playoffs are in Austin May 5th & 6th. Details to follow. HURT’s second side, the Henchmen, will battle Galveston RFC on April 14th to keep their playoff hopes alive.
(D2) HURT: After a heart-breaking loss vs. the San Marcos Greys RFC in late February, HURT needed to pull-together some much needed wins to stay in contention for the South Division. It was a tough task considering their opponents: San Antonio Rugby F.C. and The Woodlands Rugby Club. HURT rose to the occasion and pulled out a gutsy win versus a physical San Antonio team with a final score of 49-36. A couple weeks later, HURT was also able to defeat a formidable Woodlands club 54-26 to improve their record to 5-2-1. With the current standings, HURT will clinch the South Division crown with one more win; however, they will have to go through a very tough Houston Athletic Rugby Club – HARC and West Houston Rugby Club to do so.
(D3) Henchmen: The Henchmen faced off vs the Arrows RFC in their only match since early February. Thankfully, for some late game heroics by the back-line, the Henchmen were able to pull out a win and keep their playoff hopes alive. Three matches remain for the Henchmen and they will need all three W’s to clinch a playoff spot for May.
There are 5 matches remaining between the HURT and the Henchmen; all with playoff implications! Should be one hell of a ride to the finish!
Final score: HURT Henchmen 33, Bay Area Rugby Club 10
Man of the Match: Blake Horn #wehateblake
For the second straight year, HURT and the West Houston Lions battled it out on a drenched field during a torrential downpour of rain. Special thanks to the Lions for hosting the post-match at Wildcatter Salon.
Final score: HURT 47, West Houston Lions 7
Man of the Match: Jayson Blocker
Photo credit to Lisa Griffis.
Final score: Henchmen 74, Kingwood Crusaders 12
Final score: HURT 7, Austin Blacks 70
Training will resume Tuesday (12/12) and Thursday (12/14) at Kerr Park from 7pm-9pm. This weekend is a doubleheader with Henchmen vs Arrows and HURT vs. HARC cup matches! See you at training and this weekend!
Final score: Henchmen 12, Galveston 61
Tonight’s training (12/7) has been re-located to 8th Wonder Brewery(East Room) and will be a film session due to inclement weather. The City of Houston has closed all fields for tonight.
HURT’s Alex Liles has been selected for the Atlantis US Sevens Rugby in the 2017 Barbados World Sevens Invitational Tournament from the 6th to 12th of December. Good luck Alex! Liles will be joining a team of 12 US Elite Rugby Players. Atlantis has traveled to 33 countries in 31 years and has developed 102 US Eagles.
Fullback Alex Liles‘ hat-trick propels HURT over the Woodlands in their first cup match of the season. Congratulations to the Jersail Mccullum,Zack Thomas, Nevin Whalley, Shawn Rice, Matt Kaufman and Ryan Becker in their first match and win with the HURT XV’s squad! Great win, gents!
HURT Training begins Wednesday, October 11th at The Regis School of the Sacred Heart at 7:30pm. Training will be every Monday/Wednesday at 7:30pm until further notice. Come and join HURT for the 2017-18 season as we battle to defend the South Division championship in the RRRC D2.
*UPDATE: As of 2018, training has been moved Kerr Park every Tuesday and Thursday.
The Houston United Rugby Team fields two sides: HURT (D2) & the Henchmen (D3). The 2016-17 season was another great year for the club as HURT (8-0) went undefeated in league-play for the second straight year, and the Henchmen (8-1-1) had another stellar performance in their second season. Both teams advanced to the playoffs but came up short during the RRRC championship weekend. HURT & Henchmen will continue to strive to be a powerhouses in Texas rugby.
HURT is proud to announce the new Director of Rugby, Zachary Hiller.
Mr. Hiller has been a part of the HURT family since its inception in 2012 as a player and officer of the club. Hiller began his rugby career in 2002 at Washington University Rugby where he became club President and interim coach before his move back home to Texas. Hiller was the manager of the Gold-medal winning Maccabi USA Rugby team for the 2017 Maccabiah Games in Israel. Earlier this year, he was inducted to the Ronnie Arrow Jewish Sports Hall of Fame for his achievements in rugby, football and swimming. Hiller also brings his passion for philanthropy as seen in his involvement as a coach for the Blondes vs. Brunettes Houston fundraiser that has raised over a million dollars for Alzheimer’s research. We are privileged and excited to have Zack in this leadership position for HURT.
The Houston United Rugby Team is hosting their annual “first practice” for the 2017-18 season at Fifty Fifty Acorn Golf on Thursday, October 5th from 7-9pm. This meet & greet event is a great opportunity for new and prospective players to come meet other HURT players and learn more about the club.
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Houston United Rugby Team’s 2017-18 schedule. HURT will play 10 matches whereas the Henchmen will play 8 matches with HURT facing off against central division opponents for the first time. Dates are subject to change.
All ruggers are safe and accounted for. Some have been fortunate enough to donate their time, money and resources at shelters today. Tomorrow we will begin the heavy lifting and assisting those at their homes. Feel free to contact us via our website if you would like to know how you can support our efforts. Cheers. #iplayhurt #texasrugby #rugby #rugbyfamily #houston #harvey
HURT Sevens are the 2017 Bloodfest Men’s Open Cup Champions! Way to represent and make the HURT family proud!
Pool A Results:
HURT 33, Blacks (2) 7
HURT 29, SC7A White 0
HURT 26, Matadors 14
Men’s Open Cup Semi-Final
HURT 22, Reds (2) 15
Men’s Open Cup Final
HURT 32, Lonestar 7
Man of the Tournament: Greg Robertson
HURT Sevens has begun! Join us at the Tony Marron Park every Tuesday and Thursday for training at 6:30pm.
All experience levels are welcome to attend. Whether you’re new to the HURT family or rugby Sevens, join us for what is sure to be a great summer season!
For further questions, please contact HURT Sevens coach, Alex Liles @ 512-731-7599
RRRC Championships final score:
HURT enters the half with an 11-6 lead. However, 5 minutes into the second-half, HURT suffered a red card due a retaliation altercation with a Tulsa player. Despite being down a player, HURT led the match in the final 10 minutes. Unfortunately, Tulsa was able to capitalize and regain the lead with two penalty kicks. Congratulations to the Tulsa Rugby Club and good luck on Sunday.
In the D3 match, San Marcos’ back-line exposed the Henchmen and pulled away with the win early. The Henchmen held their heads high and demonstrated a lot of heart and were able to punch in a try in the final minutes.
Congratulation to HURT and Henchmen to another great season. See you all next year! And don’t forget, HURT Sevens start up in June! Check back for announcements and updates.
Final score: (8-0) HURT 71, The Woodlands Rugby Club 7
HURT locks the #1 seed heading into the D2 RRRC playoffs in Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 6th-7th.
UPDATE: The HURT Henchmen (8-1-1) are officially the #4 seed of D3 RRRC and are headed back into the playoffs with HURT D2!