Wayne State Women’s Rugby Club celebrates national championship

WAYNE- For the third consecutive year, the Wayne State College women’s club rugby program came out on top.

The Wildcat women competed in the 2018 National Small College Rugby Organization Women’s Final Four in Atlanta. This marks the ninth national championship in program history.

This year’s team only has one senior, and the roster is filled with mostly freshman. Some of the women on the team had never played rugby before coming to Wayne State.

Coach Darrin Barner says he purposely scheduled challenging games, and they’re even attracting players from outside the country.

Both the men’s and women’s teams practice together. The Wayne State men’s rugby team had a successful season this fall and are one game away from returning to the final four.

Once it gets to January, it will be time to start preparing again.

Coach Barner says High School athletes that are looking to continue Rugby or are open to learning the sport can get a hold of him by email: rugby@wsc.edu

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