WAYNE — The Wayne State Rugby Football Club’s 8th annual “March Madness” Rugby Tournament will be Saturday and Sunday, March 28-29. There will be a record 65 teams at the event for women and men. This is one of the largest rugby events in the nation.
The lady rugby cats made the “Elite 8” last year in the National Playoffs and were only two wins away from playing for the national championship on ESPN TV in May.
Teams from 17 states and Canada will be at this event with games being played from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 28 and from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 29.
Wayne State rugby is a non-varsity sport and is part of the student activities department. The club has the goal of one day becoming a varsity program.
The games will be played on nine fields scattered around the city of Wayne, with most of the upper end games to be played at the Wayne Rugby Park on East 4th Street, next to the Summer Sports Complex.
All reporters are encouraged to go inside the clubhouse and feel free to go to the VIP area on the second floor with rugby memorabilia from all over the world in the private area reserved for media and sponsors.
The WSC men and women, traditionally drawing the largest crowd of the day, will be on the main complex field Saturday between 1 and 4 p.m.
Please feel free to film or take photos from the second floor VIP deck at mid-field
If you have any questions or would like an advance interview please feel free to contact the tournament director and head coach Darrin Barner at email@example.com or by phone at 402.316.0100.
WSC rugby women will head to the first round of the national playoffs with an away game against Texas Tech on April 4.
The winner will advance to the “Sweet 16” April 18-19 in Orlando.
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