BREAKING NEWS!! DRFC FUNDRAISING FOR PHILADELPHIA TRIP
The Dallas Rugby Club is financing our National 7s squad to the National Qualifying Tournament, Philly 7s, just outside of Philadelphia, PA. When we win this we earn a spot at the table for National Championships. In anticipation of the great expense in sending our top tier team to the Northeast, we must raise funds. We are shooting low right now, just looking to raise money for the team meal on Friday for the players and 3 coaches. Please donate what you can to help the club offset the cost associated with this valiant effort.
Our 7s Story
The Club fields two to three 7s sides each summer. The top side competes in the regional National Qualifier Tournaments, and the second and third sides compete in TOLA and social tournaments. The Club has also recently become affiliated with the start-up Dallas Tiger Rugby Academy. If you want to play 7s, DRFC is the Club for you.
In addition to hosting the highly successful and anticipated annual Lone Star Classic each summer, the Dallas Reds, in 2018, have capped off their most successful season in the clubs history with a TOLA championship and a Bowl Championship in the National Championship tournament.
Follow our calendar to determine our path to victory in 2019.
With returning coaches, Chris Howard and wife, Dr. Lynn Howard, and assistant, Cheese Russ, we already surpassed past years expectations and have qualified for the National Championships! Further goals include us taking the Red River Conference title as well as the TOLA Championship (Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas), where we are currently in first place for 2019. Here is some great information on the summer tournaments and rules.
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 depth of talent and attitude of the players to improve each week meant they wouldn’t be attending the USA wide National Championship tournament in Minneapolis just to make up the numbers. 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 next year! Thanks to all the players, other coaches, admins, support personnel, Old Boys, donors, fans and sponsors . . . in particular, our 7s Premier Sponsor, Crooked Fox Blended Bourbon Whiskey!!
Other highlights include:
- 2017 USA Rugby 7s National Tournament – Bowl Champions (Minneapolis, MN)
- 2017 TOLA (Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas) 7s Series Champions
- 2017 Red River Rugby Conference 7s Champions
- 2016 TOLA (Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas) 7s Series Champions
- 2015 7s National Tournament Qualifiers
- 2015 TOLA Runners-Up
- Bowl Finalists 2015 RRRC Norman Regional Qualifier
- Bowl Champions 2015 RRRC Ft. Worth Regional Qualifier
- Bowl Finalists 2015 Lone Star Classic Sevens
- Plate Winners 2015 Horseshoe Casino Sevens
- 2014 TOLA Champions
- Bowl Finalists 2014 Denton Sevens
- Bowl Champions 2014 Lone Star Classic Sevens
- Bowl Champions 2014 Mudfish Sevens
- Plate Winners 2014 Horseshoe Casino Sevens
- 2013 TOLA Champions
- Bowl Champions 2013 Horseshoe Casino Sevens
- Bowl Champions 2013 Dallas Lone Star Classic Sevens
- Bowl Finalists 2013 Woodlands RFC Cherrybone Sevens
- 2008 TOLA Champions
- Second place in the 2008 Lone Star Classic
- Bowl Finalists at the 2008 Bahamas Invitational Tournament
- Bowl Champions at the 2008 Houston Sevens
- Champions of the 2008 Horseshoe Casino Sevens
- Winners of the 2007 Tornado Alley Sevens
- Winners of the 2007 Zeekers Midnight Sevens
- Runners up at the 2006 Parrotheads Tournament
If you are interested in playing Sevens for Dallas RFC, please contact Coaching Coordinator Jeff Kolberg (JDKolberg@gmail.com) and fill out form below!