FAMU hosts first ever rugby match


Saturday Florida A &M campus recreation hosted its first ever rugby match. The Tallahassee Conquistadors took on the Fort Rucker Flyers; the Conquistadors were victorious at home.

Robert Carroll, director of campus recreation was excited about the event.

“Anytime you’re at a university you want to be able to afford your students exposure to the world,” Carroll said. “Never in history has Florida A&M held a rugby tournament on this campus.”

In 2009, the Tallahassee Rugby Club (TRC) was reformed and now has active players from Tallahassee ranging from age 18 to 69 years old. Eight of the players on the team are actually FAMU students.   

FAMU campus recreation wants to create both men’s and women’s rugby teams.

 Brandon Clark, captain of the Conquistadors and member of the TRC made huge gains offensively. Clark really stood out among his teammates. Clark said that it was their ability to control the tempo on offense that helped the team win the match.

“We have what it takes. We should win every match,” said Clark.

The Tallahassee Conquistadors now have a record of 4-2 and they are looking to finish their season strong. The team looks forward to elevating its level of play and working out the kinks from this game. 

The Conquistadors next home game will be on November 17, when the Conquistadors will take on St. Augustine.

For more information on the TRC  visit www.tallahasseerfc.com