Men's rugby club earns invite to national tourney
The WWU men's rugby club takes on Central Washington University Oct. 26, 2011, during a tournament at Seattle's Memorial Stadium. File photo by Rhys Logan | Communications and Marketing intern
The Western Washington University men's rugby club has earned an at-large selection to the USA Rugby College 7s Nationals, which begin Nov. 30 in College Station, Texas.
Western is one of 24 teams -- 13 of them at-large selections -- to make the tourney.
The decision was a nerve-wracking one for head coach Adam Roberts, according to a recent post on the team's website, as there were at least 25 applicants for the 13 available spots.
The 24-team field, according to Rugby Magazine:
- Central Washington
- San Diego State
- Texas A&M
- Air Force
- Arkansas State
- Bowling Green
- Cal Poly
- Colorado State
- NC State
- St. Mary's
- Western Washington