The Dallas Reds recorded a convincing outing over the weekend, beating Houston Athletic 62-15 on the heels of a pair of Gold Cup wins the week prior. The Reds effectively played to the elements, which helped the team coast to an easy win.
“We used our speed out wide in the first half of the game while we were going into the wind,” said Reds manager, Filip Keuppens. “And [we] were effective at... Read More
After starting the season with a pair of tough losses, the Griffins have gone on a streak of wins. Over the weekend, that streak increased with a 42-14 win over the Dallas Harlequins.
“We have changed the culture at the Griffins which has had a significant bearing on our teams. It comes down to having a big work-rate attitude,” he said. “We did most aspects very well. The Harlequins are a very... Read More
The Austin Blacks further solidified their spot atop the Red River Rugby Conference DI table over the weekend with a narrow win over the Dallas Reds. The 34-30 victory also reaped positive results for the Blacks in the Gold Cup Championship.
The key to the Blacks’ victory on Saturday was a balanced, albeit imperfect, match. Where the Blacks had a solid group from 1-15, the Reds had a few new... Read More
The Austin Huns ended a three-match skid over the weekend, beating Houston Athletic Rugby Club 40-27. Both the Huns and HARC went into Saturday’s match looking for a much-needed win. Both had come off of losses the previous week and suffered consecutive defeats as well. The Huns took the initiative in the early going of the match but allowed HARC to remain competitive in the closing minutes.... Read More
The Griffins won emphatically over the weekend, putting up 64 points on the Houston Athletic Rugby Club while only conceding five. The victory was a result of fluid ball movement and runners looking for space. According to Griffins Head Coach Darren Morris, his team had focused on quickening hand speed during the previous week and that preparation paid off in a big way.
“We’ve been working hard... Read More
It was derby weekend in the Red River Rugby Conference, with the Huns and Blacks battling it out and the Reds and Harlequins facing off as well. The Blacks got a big 48-10 win over the Huns, and the Reds pulled out a close victory over the Harlequins, 36-30.
For the Blacks, Saturday’s match was one in a long rivalry between the two clubs. History was on the side of the Blacks going in, and the... Read More
Competition in the Red River Rugby Conference resumed over the weekend and produced two big shut-out results. The Reds handily beat HARC, 62-0, and the Austin Blacks defeated the Dallas Harlequins, 56-0.
Depth was the key to the Reds’ success Saturday. With a number of players out due to having other commitments, a number of backup players stepped up to fill in the gaps. Despite having some... Read More
The third match of the Red River Conference’s opening weekend pitted New Orleans against the Dallas Harlequins. In the closest result of the weekend, New Orleans eked out a six-point victory, 42-36.
Inconsistency plagued the game for New Orleans. According to Saade Bou-Mikael, the team’s coach and starting inside center on Saturday, the spotty performance was from a combination of early-season... Read More
The Austin Huns opened the 2015 season over the weekend against HARC. Following a close first half, the Huns pulled away for a 40-7 victory.
In the opening half, the Huns had to shake off the rust and find the competitive rhythm again. According to Huns head coach Kirk Tate his players were adjusting to a new pattern of play and left several tries on the board as a result of some missed... Read More
The 2015 season for the Red River Rugby Conference kicked off over the weekend, and the Dallas Reds faced the Griffins in the first match of the year. After a closely contested 80 minutes, the Reds came out the victors with a score of 36-10.
This weekend’s match was the first competitive one this year for the Griffins and the first for the Reds since the initial round of Gold Cup. This was... Read More