Western rugby rises to the occasion

Howshall to take over as coach next season

By Brandon Warr

Western Rugby — Since the revival of rugby in the 1970s, colleges across the country have started club teams that register 125,000 players each year with the United States of America Rugby Football Union. While that is a seemingly small number compared to collegiate sports under the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), it hasn’t stopped teams from growing in size and popularity.

In fact, the Western State Colorado University men’s club rugby team over the last few season has even had more success than some NCAA sports at Western.

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