Rugby in Nebraska

Unbeknownst to me there is a huge annual rugby tournament held in the spring in Wayne, Nebraska.   Seventy-two teams, men and women, converged on the town of Wayne this past weekend for the March Madness Rugby Tournament.  I have a nephew playing on the Kansas State/Fort Riley Rugby Club, and they were scheduled to play in the tournament.  With a drive south from the Twin Cities, we were in the middle of teams from 17 states — a driven and exciting rugby culture.  K-State won their first three games, putting them in the championship game again Bethel University (which happens to be in my home-town of St. Paul).  Although my loyalties were tested, I had to cheer for the K-State Wildcats.  In a close match, K-State prevailed with a final score of 23-21.  Congrats to the team and players, and may your bruises and scrapes heal quickly!

One thought on “Rugby in Nebraska

  1. WSC RUGBY March 29, 2010 / 5:15 pm

    I play rugby for Wayne State College and I wanted to thank everybody for a great weekend. The tournament was another success and we cannot wait until March next year. I hope to see every team return and we welcome many more to join the Wayne State Rugby tradition.

    Thanks again,
    Nick R

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