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.
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.
Training coming soon! LIKE our official Facebook page to stay up-to-date with news and announcements!
Houston United Rugby Team’s 2017-18 schedule. HURT & Henchmen will both play 10 cup-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
FINAL SCORE (FRIENDLY): HURT 43, Houston Athletic Rugby Club 7
In what hopes to become an annual event, the two biggest and most prominent clubs in Houston battled it out over the first weekend of the new year. HURT appeared to be in mid-season form as they overwhelmed HARC with a 43-7 final score. Special thanks to the HARC for hosting the match and good luck in your upcoming season.
Next match will be back to league-play as HURT looks to improve to 2-0 as they travel to San Antonio and take on Alamo City RFC.
Flanker Olly Mide, Prop LT Herman, and Lock Phil Moore all with tough running in a 43-7 win over HARC yesterday. Photos Courtesy of Mike Fortey. #iplayhurt #texasrugby #usarugby #saturdayisarugbyday #rugbygram #rugbypicture #houston
The D1 Houston Athletic Rugby Club – HARC will host the D2 Houston United Rugby Team – HURT on Saturday, January 7th at the former British School of Houston. Bragging rights are on the line as the two most prominent rugby clubs in Houston clash in what is expected to be a very competitive match!
The match is a friendly and will consist of 40 minute halves with rolling subs of a 23-man roster. Attendance is free and all are welcome to attend. Join us in supporting Houston rugby!
See the Facebook Event for details.
The HURT family would like to extend a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our fans, friends and family. 2016 was a very successful year for the Houston United Rugby Team and 2017 will be no exception.
Training will resume January 5th. Location of practice will continue to be 4211 Watonga Bvld until announced otherwise.
Happy Holidays everyone!
From the opening kick-off, the Henchmen started strong and did not let up. The forwards were in control of the rucks and set pieces while the backs put up a big number on the scoreboard. Credit to the Kingwood Crusaders as they played hard for the entirety of the match and special thanks for hosting a great post-match party at the ZZ Gator Cove in Humble.
Man of the Match: Roy Carrillo
Next match will be the first HURT doubleheader of the 2016-17 season. The Henchmen will kick-off against the Bay Area Rugby Club in a D3 matchup; followed by HURT versus the Katy Lions Rugby in D2. Post-match festivities to be held at Taps House of Beer. Visit the Facebook Event for further details.
Over the weekend, the HURT Henchmen held on to win the first cup-match of the 2016-17 season with a final score of 14-10 over the Arrows RFC. In a very close and competitive match, the difference was a goal line stand by the Henchmen in the final moments of the match with two men down. Credit to the Houston Arrows for bringing the fight to the defending South Division champions. This looks to be the start of a great rivalry between our two clubs.
Special thanks to the great hospitality of the Western Academy for hosting the post-match festivities.
MAN OF THE MATCH: Ramiro Tuñón
Pictured above is the Henchmen captain, Tommy Locke, as he aims to break through the Arrows defense.
Training for the HURT & Henchmen rugby season has begun! Practice is from 7-9pm every Tuesday & Thursday. Boots on at 7pm.
Join the HURT Facebook group to stay up-to-date on any changes/updates/cancellations on training and matches.
While the new HURT training grounds are currently under maintenance, practices will temporarily be located at 4211 Watonga Blvd. (formerly the British School of Houston). Training will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 9pm. The new HURT training grounds (shown below) are in close proximity to our temporary practice field. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. See you at training!
HURT’s annual “first practice” will be held at Taps House of Beer on Tuesday, October 4th starting at 7pm. This will give prospective players the opportunity to meet the coaches and players of our club.
LIKE the HURT Houston page on Facebook to stay up-to-date with any updates.
UPDATE: Join the Facebook Event! Accept, Share, Invite! See you all there!
In rainy and wet conditions, HURT sevens started the tournament with a record of 2-1 in pool play with their only loss coming from the Bonobos. HURT advanced to the Cup Semi-Final where they defeated the Austin Huns 24-19. The Cup Final saw a rematch between HURT and the Bonobos. Down 19 at halftime, HURT stormed back to force extra time and ultimately captured the Cup Final by topping the Bonobos, 41-36.
Well done, HURT! Great way to start the Sevens season.