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HOF Guest Speaker – Danny Barrett

We’re ecstatic to announce that Olympian and Houston SaberCat star Danny Barrett will be the guest speaker at this year’s banquet. With a little under two weeks until we celebrate our 2022 nominees, Distinguished Service Awards and the 2001 Woodlands DII National Champions, Danny’s addition couldn’t come at a better time. Grab your tickets and

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Announcing Distinguished Service Awards and the inaugural Alan Sharpley Memorial Award – 2022 HOF Banquet

This year’s TRU Awards Dinner and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Houston on August 27 will feature for the first time the awarding Distinguished Service Awards and the inaugural Alan Sharpley Memorial Award.  Beloved leader of the former Houston RFC Jim Cornelius, a former TRU VP, has been selected in the Club category.  Texas A&M coaching pioneer Roger Boos will

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2022 TRU HOF Class
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TRU Announces HOF Class of 2022

A legendary women’s national team player, a former Texas Rugby Union president, and a Dallas Harlequins stalwart comprise the TRU Hall of Fame Class of 2022 that will be inducted at the Union’s annual banquet in Houston, August 27. Meredith Ottens of the Austin Valkyries earned 30 caps and represented her country at three World

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2022 HOF Celebration – Aug 27

The annual Hall of Fame Banquet will take place this year in Houston, TX at the Hilton Hotel Houston – Greenway Plaza [MAP] on August 27. We will begin the evening with a social hour at 6:00PM, seating begins at 7:00PM and we will close the event at 11:00PM. Guest SpeakerThe guest speaker for the

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SAVE THE DATE: 2022 HOF – August 27

We will be celebrating the Hall of Fame, a year-long celebration of individuals whose lives or careers are inextricably woven into the fabric of our history on Saturday, August 27. Nominations are being accepted and should be submitted using the instructions found here. Nominations are due by May 15.

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2022 HOF Nominations are OPEN – Due by May 29

Nominations for the Texas Rugby Hall of Fame Class of 2022 are now being accepted through May 19 29.  Please fill out the nomination form and return as directed.  Return the form only to the designated e-mail address.  Do not send nominations to an individual. Successful candidates will substantially meet some or all of the following criteria. Longevity

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HOF COVID Update

The safety and wellbeing of all attendees is the TRU’s number one priority. Since the event will be hosting over 200 individuals who are elderly, possibly immunocompromised and children unable to be vaccinated, all attendees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test prior to the event.  Proof of

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2021 HOF Celebration – Nov 6

Mark your calendars! After missing out on a 2020 event, the TRU is excited to announce the annual Hall of Fame Banquet. The TRU will induct the Classes of 2020 and 2021. The guest speaker for the night will be Jillion Potter, captain of the 2016 USA Women’s Olympic 7s team. The TRU is excited

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TRU Announces HOF Class of 2021

The Texas Rugby Union Hall of Fame welcomes four outstanding contributors to the game as the Class of 2021: John Connolly, Scot Courtney, Bob Fleet, and Mary Graham.  The newest members will be inducted at the TRU annual conference tentatively scheduled for Nov. 6 in Austin, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the TRU.   John Connolly has been a

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TRU Announces HOF Class of 2020

The Texas Rugby Union is proud to welcome its seven newest members to the Hall of Fame. The Class of 2020 represents a wide spectrum of contributors- players, coaches, administrators and pioneers.  In a first, two women were elected in the same year.  The Magnificent Seven are (in alphabetical order): Robert Hays – Corpus Christi

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