This Saturday, April 15, 2017, the Austin Huns will play their biggest match of the season against one of the best rugby teams in the country, the Glendale Raptors. Tickets to this match, taking place at Huns Field (4107 Nixon Lane) in Austin, are on sale now at austinhunsrugby.com/tickets. Use the code raptor10 at checkout for discounted tickets, available for a limited time.
This highly anticipated match between the Huns Elite team and the Raptors promises fans a gripping and entertaining game on the Huns home turf. The two teams met previously this season on February 25 in Colorado, a game that the Raptors won 41-10. As the Huns prepare to make up for the only loss they’ve had all season, this match could prove to be one of the most important of the year.
To date, the Huns Elite team has remained undefeated at home, drawing energy from fans and their experience on the Austin field. And their gameplay has been refined through a season of great matches. Last weekend, they defeated 2017 Rugby Gold Cup winners, the Dallas Reds. This season, they also defeated long-standing local rivals the Austin Blacks, as well as Utah, NOLA, and California Cup champions O.M.B.A.C. Rugby.
In addition to the Austin Huns Elite, the Huns’ D2 team and the Austin Valkyries will also play teams within the Raptors organization. The Austin Valkyries women’s team has also had an amazing season, and they are a dominant force in the Red River Rugby Conference (RRRC). The Valkyries are currently 7-0 this season in overall play, winning their last match against the Dallas Harlequins 74-0. The Valkyries expect the Raptors to bring a different style of play than they’re used to in the RRRC, bringing a welcomed challenge as the Valks ramp up into their National Playoffs run. This game will also aid in the preparation for an upcoming match against their biggest rivals, the HARC women’s team, which is scheduled for the following weekend.
Match Schedule – Saturday, April 15, 2017
10:30 a.m.: Austin Valkyries D2 vs. San Marcos Sirens (field 2)
11:30 a.m.: Austin Huns D2 vs. Glendale Raptors D2
1:00 p.m.: Austin Valkyries vs. Glendale Raptors Women
3:00 p.m.: Austin Huns Elite vs. Glendale Raptors Elite
Here’s a look at the remaining matches in the Austin Huns Elite 2017 season schedule.
Remaining Austin Huns Elite 2017 Season Matches
April 15: Austin Huns vs. Glendale Raptors
April 29: Austin Huns vs. Richmond
April 22: Austin Huns vs. Austin Blacks
May 13: Austin Huns vs. Rugby Utah
For tickets to the match this weekend, visit austinhunsrugby.com/tickets. Use the code raptor10 at checkout for discounted tickets. Huns’ games are great for rugby and sports fans, as well as anyone looking for a fun day outdoors in Austin with friends and family. Admission for children 14 and under is free, and Huns field continues to be one of the only pet-friendly sports facilities in the area.
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ABOUT AUSTIN HUNS RUGBY:
The Austin Huns Rugby Football Club was founded in 1972 as one of the first rugby clubs of its kind in central Texas. For more than 40 years, the Huns have developed an organization and a culture that have produced winning teams, first class coaches and players, and a training and competition facility that is unmatched by any other in the region. The club is dedicated to developing athletes for national and international rugby competition, who are also constructive and contributing members of the community. The Austin Huns take pride in their contributions to improving the City of Austin and the culture of athleticism in the United States. Visit www.austinhunsrugby.com for more information.