The Latest on the Austin Huns, Including A Potential Regional Pro League

The Huns Rugby Football Club of Austin, TX have made a lot of noise with their ambitions over the past few months, first by announcing their plans to go professional at the beginning of March and following up with news of their partnerships with French club Racing 92 and long time USA Eagles captain Todd Clever. Now it looks like we know the next piece of the puzzle: the competition in which they will be playing. A story from the Austin American-Statesman revealed that the Huns are taking part in…

PRO Rugby Weekend Review: The First Gauge of Competitive Balance

The second weekend of matches has wrapped up and it seems like we now have an outline of the hierarchy in PRO Rugby. Last week’s match between Sacramento and San Francisco featured a thrilling display of the league’s potential, but the rawness of the two teams became more apparent when they faced off against San Diego and Denver this weekend.

PRO Rugby Weekend Review: First Things First

The words “history” and “historic” were thrown around an awful lot this weekend by PRO Rugby, its teams, and its supporters. It was obviously an important weekend for the league and for American rugby, obvious enough that the historic nature of the weekend’s matches didn’t need to be hammered home to the point where the word nearly loses its meaning. And yet, it was, and its a great sign that this is one of my few complaints for the weekend. (The other, and bigger, complaint is not having a way…