AUWRFC in preseason training: prepping for the outdoors and gaining some press

Preseason training

When you’re a PRU champ, there’s no such thing as starting too early.

The women’s rugby team has already began its one-month preseason training, meeting three times a week indoors to prep for the outdoor spring season. Workouts include plyometrics, sprints, interval training and weight lifting, along with the usual hitting and ball exercises.

The team will move onto the pitch on Feb. 9 for a session of “Boot Camp” — a four hour training session to set the tone for the rest of the season. After that, regular training starts on Feb. 12 every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

New potential player interested in joining? Read about Rookie recruitment here.

AUWRFC to be featured in rugby blog

The AU ruggers will soon be featured on a rugby blog, A Rugby Life. Hedley, the creator of the site, will soon begin posting a weekly video blog based on grass roots rugby in the US. AUWRFC will be the first team featured in his series,  “A State of the Union.” Stay tuned to see the AU ruggers gain some fame!

Changes in the playoff status

This year, because of geographical shifts within USA Rugby, there will be no MARFU Championship. Instead, the country is to be broken into four sections of eight teams– six league champs and two “at large bids.” 

As the PRU champs, AUWRFC is one of these teams, putting them in the last 32 teams in the country. The team has yet to be given a playoff opponent but will hear more on that by the end of the month. Hopefully, the team will host a game to put them in the last 16 in the country.

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