The Dallas Rugby Football Club was established in 1968, and is the premier USA Rugby Club in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.
**UPDATE AS OF 7/15/2020**
Due to the likelihood that there will not be any 7s tournaments this summer (due to COVID-19), training has been suspended until August 1, 2020. Enjoy the brief break and stay safe!
DALLAS RUGBY NEWS
Dallas Rugby Signs 3-Year Deal with Paladin
June 19, 2020 – DALLAS, TX
Dallas Rugby is excited to announce that they have signed a multi-year deal with Paladin Sports as their official apparel provider.
“We have been very impressed with Paladin and quality of their products as well as their ongoing relationship with Major League Rugby and we look forward to a long relationship,” said Jeff Robertson, Dallas Rugby President.
To view the current products available for pre-sale through July 3, 2020 visit :
Dallas Rugby Welcomes Major League Rugby to Dallas
June 12, 2020 – DALLAS, TX
The Dallas Rugby Football Club is proud to welcome the newest member of Major League Rugby (MLR) to town, the Dallas Jackals!
Ownership of the Dallas Jackals is led by an investment group including Neil Leibman and Donnie Nelson. The Jackals will play their home matches at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas led by their new head coach, Allen Clarke.
“We are excited to have a professional team in Dallas, which we hope will only help to grow the sport of rugby in the DFW-area and the entire country. Many of our players have played with other MLR teams such as the Houston Sabercats, and we hope to develop a good relationship with this new team,” said Jeff Robertson, president of the Dallas Rugby Football Club.
With the MLR hosting its first ever collegiate draft on June 13, the Jackals selected Conner Mooneyham from Life University as the first overall pick. With its next pick (Round 1, Pick 13), the Jackals then selected Tommy Clark from American International College. In the second round, the Jackals selected Levi Van Lanen from University of Wisonsin-Whitewater and Bronson Teles from University of Arizona with pick # 13 and 21, respectively.
Congratulations to all those who were selected in the 2020 Major League Rugby Collegiate Draft, and best of luck for those who will be “jackling” for a position with the team in the future! Our players are also excited for the opportunity to tryout and compete for a roster spot with the Dallas Jackals.
USA RUGBY SUSPENDS SANCTIONED COMPETITION DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS
March 24, 2020- DALLAS, TX
Due to ongoing concerns with COVID-19, USA Rugby has suspended sanctioned rugby competition and activities for the foreseeable future. You can read USA Rugby’s press release here.
As of March 24, 2020, all XV’s National Championships have been canceled for the 2020 season; 7s season is still under review.
The Texas Rugby Union (“TRU”) has also shared two (2) additional updates regarding USA Rugby’s suspension, which can be found at:
Participating in rugby activities of any variety are prohibited and ultimately irresponsible at this stage. Given the collective and contact nature of the sport, holding competition and/or training is at risk of possible spread of COVID-19. We ask all clubs, administrators and members to respect social responsibility and the instruction of health officials during this complicated time.
Accident & Liability Coverage: As a key value provided to USA Rugby members, it is vital that all understand accident and liability coverage will not be available during the suspension, regardless of claim. To clarify, this does not pertain only to potential cases of COVID-19. All liability claims will not be accepted for incidents occurring between March 13, 2020 and the official end of suspension. Accident and Liability coverage specifically states coverage applies “…with respect to events or other activities that are sanctioned, approved, or conducted by USA Rugby.”
Therefore, as of March 13, 2020, Dallas Rugby will abide by USA Rugby’s suspension. We will keep all of our players and fans updated through our weekly e-mail updates and via social media.
If you are interested in playing with the Dallas Reds after the hiatus is complete, please contact email@example.com.
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DRFC Gears Up for the Upcoming 15s Season
January 10, 2020 , Dallas, TX
The Reds are prepping for the upcoming 2020 15s season. This year, DRFC will be comprised of four men’s sides, as well as a women’s team. Kicking off the season will be a home match against the Austin Huns (Division 1 and 2) and DARC (Division 3 and Women) on Saturday, January 11th at Lake Highlands Park (9500 E Lake Highlands Dr, Dallas, TX 75218) starting at 12:30pm. Below is the DRFC schedule for this season.
Please note: this only shows regular season games and does not include playoffs.
DRFC Players Selected to Play in 2019 RugbyTown 7s
Glendale, CO — Many Dallas Rugby 7s players were selected to play in the 2019 RugbyTown 7s Tournament this year, which hosts some of the country’s most elite 7s players. The following Dallas Rugby players were selected for their outstanding accomplishments throughout the 2019 7s season: Ludwig Van Der Merwe (NOLA Gold Rugby), Narada Jackson (SoCal Griffins Rugby), Chad Joseph (SoCal Griffins Rugby), and Dylan Carrion (Tiger Rugby – 1823 Sevens). Ben Olie was also selected to play, but had a scheduling conflict. At the end of the tournament, Narada Jackson was voted on the 2019 Rugbytown 7s Dream Team, less than 2 weeks after making the Dream Team at the 7s National Championships!
For more info, please check out our Sevens page!
Dallas Rugby Places 9th in the Nation, D2 Places 2nd in TOLA
Dallas, TX — Dallas D1 traveled to Kansas City for the 2019 Club 7s National Championship. On Day 1, the boys defeated Belmont Shore Gold, but lost to the eventual pool winners, Life West and Old Blue. On Day 2, the Reds advanced to the Bowl Finals and won in dramatic fashion after scoring 26 unanswered points against Belmont Shore Gold! To put things in perspective of how difficult the Reds’ pool draw was, Life West and Old Blue went on to earn 2nd and 3rd place, respectively, and Belmont Shore Gold did not lose to any other team on Day 2 besides the Reds. At the end of the tournament, Dallas players Narada Jackson and Ludwig Van Der Merwe were voted on the 7s Nationals Dream Team!
Additionally, the Division 2 team participated in the Shreveport Horseshoe 7’s Tournament this past weekend. The Reds came away with the tournament win, and placed then 2nd in TOLA.
For more info, please check out our Sevens page!
Dallas Rugby Wins 2019 Red River Rampage 7s Tournament, Secures Spot in National Championship
July 30, 2019
Dallas, TX – The Dallas Rugby Football Club hosted the Red River Rampage 7s Tournament on July 27, 2019 at Mountain View College in Dallas, TX. 16 Men’s sides competed in the tournament, along with 5 Women’s sides.
The Reds defeated NOLA Gold in the Finals 17 – 0, securing them a spot in the 7’s National Championship, which will be held in Kansas City, MO on August 10-11th.
The Reds have now made three consecutive appearances in the National Championship!
For more info, please check out our Sevens page!
DALLAS WINS PLATE AT 2018 NATIONAL 7s CHAMPIONSHIPS
New York, NY – With our slam dunk victory at the NOVA 7s in Leesburg, VA, the Dallas Reds once again earned a spot in the National 7s Championships for 2018. Under the helm of coaches Chris Howard, Dr. Lynn Howard, and Dale Russ, DRFC went to win the Plate Finals in the 2018 National 7s Club Championship! The program under Chris, Lynn, and Dale is so successful, that our TOLA side also won 1st Place in the 2018 season-long competition. All this following our most successful season in the clubs history with a TOLA championship and a Bowl Championship in the National Championship tournament in 2017. We are looking for sponsors who would like to advertise at a National level at the Championships this year. Please see the bottom of our sponsor page to enroll.
The 2017 7s season had a record number of sponsors, CIPP’D players and tournament victories, a credit to the effort of everyone involved in the club. The club put in strong showings in every TOLA tournament, highlighted by a win in the Cherrybone 7s and second place finish in the Norman. The D1 side qualified for the National Championship as the top ranked team from the Red River Conference with victories in 2 of the 4 qualifying tournaments. The squad drew the pool of death but were not out of place against eventual 3rd and 5th place finishers Washington Athletic and Old Blue NY respectively. Barely missing out on a spot in the Cup Championship, the Reds showed their class and went through day 2 undefeated to finish Bowl Champions and place 9th in the country!
Special thanks to 7s Head Coach Chris Howard, and his wife, Dr. Lynn Howard, for all their hard work and support over the 7s season. The club went from not qualifying for the National Championship tournament for the past 2 seasons to top 10 in the country and we cant wait to see how far Chris can take them this year! Thanks to all the players, other coaches, admins, support personnel, Old Boys, donors, fans and sponsors .
For more info on our 7s program, please visit our Sevens page.
Stay connected with our Facebook page for up to date information about social events and pre-season practice.
Dallas Reds Women Currently Recruiting
The Lady Reds are gearing up for another successful season. We are actively recruiting new and experienced players. All are welcome! You can fill out our online form for more information or contact Lori Mayfield (email@example.com) to get up to speed.
Dallas Youth Rugby Club
In 2017 the Dallas Reds launched the Dallas Youth Rugby Club ( “DYRC”). The program is for at-risk youth in South Dallas and was run in conjunction with the City of Dallas Parks & Recreation Department, St. Philip’s School & Community Center, and other Dallas-area rugby clubs. Modeled after the Memphis Inner-City Rugby Club, and with the assistance of that club’s founders, DYRC focused on teaching at-risk youth in South Dallas to play rugby. The program was initially focused on 7s and then progressed to 15s.
DYRC used training facilities at the following recreational centres for the first season:
|JJ Craft Rec. Center
4500 Spring Ave.,
Dallas, Texas 75210
|St. Philip’s School & Community Center
1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Dallas, Texas 75215
|Pleasant Oaks Rec. Center
8701 Greenmound Ave, Dallas, Texas 75217
|Exline Rec. Center
2525 Pine St.
Dallas, Texas 75215
This is an initiative the Dallas Reds want to continue into the future to help develop grassroots Rugby in Dallas and mold future Dallas Reds superstars! In order to do that, we need help from the Rugby community. The Reds are interested in anyone willing to volunteer their time for the 2019-2020 season or make donations for equipment and registration fees for the kids. We could also use any old training equipment (tackle bags, balls, hit shields, cones, water bottles, etc.) that you may have lying around in your garage.
Spread the Word: If you know anyone not affiliated with DRFC who you think might be interested in getting involved or having their kids learn the game of Rugby, let them know about DYRC!
Please help DYRC grow the sport of rugby in Dallas!
For more info, please visit the DYRC website.
50 YEARS OF RED
Commemorating the Dallas Rugby Football Club’s celebration of its 50th Year and with the goal of taking the USA Championships in 3 Divisions, our own Vinny Chase has produced and directed this amazing and professional documentary about our very own club.
“50 YEARS OF RED” is a captivating sports documentary exposing the last 50 years of our great Dallas Rugby Football Club. Interviews with past members and stars, on the pitch and off, highlighting some of the most memorable moments and maybe some best forgotten! This epic and personal biopic will leave you laughing and crying, but most of all, proud to be a Dallas Red!