"Rugby clubs grow like crustaceans, starting with a chunk of rock knocked off a distant club then swept across the oceans and dropped into an appropriate environment. They cling to the new soil, they cluster together and you have a transplanted tradition, full of pride and vigor."
Texas Rugby began when Her Majesty's frigate the H.M.S. Burnside arrived in port at Galveston, in 1967. A few lads from the officer's mess were lounging around a sleazy bar along the docks when they spied three squeaky clean medical students from Baylor Medical doing research for their term paper. The navies challenged the toffs to a game of "rugby" and the rest, as they say "is history."
"The Distinguished Service Awards recognize their outstanding dedication and achievements in the areas of High School/Youth, College, and Club rugby. Their passion and commitment have helped shape and strengthen the sport we love."
"The Alan Sharpley Memorial Award recognizes those who embody the remarkable legacy of Alan Sharpley in Texas rugby. Alan's passion, dedication, and leadership have left an indelible mark on the sport."
Every year, we pay tribute to a team that embodies the spirit of the TRU and has left a lasting impact on the rugby community. We celebrate their exceptional achievements, including national championships, on the grandest stage. These teams serve as an inspiration to us all, showcasing the highest level of skill, dedication, and sportsmanship.