Red River Recap: Teams Begin to Pull Away

Men’s Division I:

The Dallas Harlequins got their first win of the year over the weekend against San Antonio Rugby, 34-19. It was one way traffic from the opening kickoff, as the Harlequins scored 34 unanswered points. San Antonio tried to get their way back into it, through Trevor Brunet- who scored 14 points in 10 minutes; but it was too little too late. The other fixture saw the Austin Huns get their second win of the year through a comfortable 40-7 drubbing of the West Houston Lions.

Women’s Division I:

What looked like it could have been a close matchup heading into the weekend, proved to be anything but. Houston Athletic were on a mission as they bulldozed their way through the Dallas Harlequins. Delia Nava was lethal with the boot contributing 14 points to HARC’s efforts going on to win 73-0.

Men’s Division II:

Dallas Rugby D2 got an impressive 43-0 win over local rival Fort Worth Rugby. Dallas was helped by wing, Tom Hever who notched up a hattrick and hooker Jeff Robertson who matched the number on his back with two tries. The Austin Huns D2 followed their D1 team’s suit and beat Dallas Athletic by a convincing 43-17 scoreline.

In the central division Houston United took down San Marcos 45-17. Mitchell Early was the star for HURT as he bagged a double in the win.


Women’s Division II:

The only game to take place in the Women’s Red River Division II competition put San Antonio Riveters over Dallas Athletic, 57-12. Playing a massive role in the Riveters win for Christine Krieger who scored 17 points.


Men’s Division III:

Completing a perfect day for the Austin Huns were their D3 squad, who were able to beat Alamo City Rugby, 34-18. Playing their first game since their National Championship last year, were Austin Black D3. They picked up where they left off, smothering Corpus Christi 50-0. The biggest win of the day saw the Grand Prairie Mavericks leave Denton Rugby picking up the pieces, as the Mavericks went home with a 97-0 victory.

Elsewhere in a rivalry match, HURT D3 were able to keep home field advantage over Galveston Rugby, beating them 36-19. However, expect Galveston to come back guns blazing in the return fixture. Bay Area rugby came back from a 17-0 deficit to beat the Houston Arrows, 31-29. A yellow card against the Arrows was their foil; as Bay Area put up 21 points in the ten minutes they enjoyed a man advantage. The final game saw Woodlands D3 land a confidence building 22-5 win over the Kingswood Crusaders.