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Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:25 am

Great video:
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Tulane University Women’s Rugby achieved their first ever Final Four appearance for the USA Women’s Rugby National Championships. They will be the first women’s rugby team from the state of Louisiana to achieve a final four appearance at any level.

A 37-0 win over University of Arkansas would give Tulane their first title shot, after only being active for two years.
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Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:42 am

Do we just need to win, or win 37-0 in order to advance?
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Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:55 am

RobertM320 wrote:Do we just need to win, or win 37-0 in order to advance?
Just win. Only 4 teams left. It's takes place on May 7th.
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Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:19 am

Congrats to the ladies! Please donate. They have around 9k now and need 15K.
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Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:53 pm

Women's rugby update: Tulane defeats Salisbury 55-38 in semifinals. Will play for the spring national championship tomorrow at 1 pm vs winner of USC/Humboldt St.
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tpstulane wrote:Women's rugby update: Tulane defeats Salisbury 55-38 in semifinals. Will play for the spring national championship tomorrow at 1 pm vs winner of USC/Humboldt St.
If Tulane wins...will the dome be lighted in Green and Blue ?
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tpstulane wrote:Women's rugby update: Tulane defeats Salisbury 55-38 in semifinals. Will play for the spring national championship tomorrow at 1 pm vs winner of USC/Humboldt St.
If Tulane wins...will the dome be lighted in Green and Blue ?
Lol only in our dreams.
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Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:58 pm

And yet, its not the final final tomorrow. From what I've read, the winner of tomorrow's game against Humboldt St is the Spring National Champion. They must play the fall champion Davenport on May 7th for the National title.

http://www.goffrugbyreport.com/news/fin ... ths-making
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RobertM320 wrote:And yet, its not the final final tomorrow. From what I've read, the winner of tomorrow's game against Humboldt St is the Spring National Champion. They must play the fall champion Davenport on May 7th for the National title.

http://www.goffrugbyreport.com/news/fin ... ths-making
Damn. That's insane.
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Wonder if this can become a varsity sport sponsored by the NCAA.
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Robert1969 wrote:Wonder if this can become a varsity sport sponsored by the NCAA.
We're currently compliant, aren't we?
Women's rugby has been recognized by the NCAA as an "Emerging Sport" since 2002. I spent many years working with Men's & Women's collegiate rugby programs in a fundraising capacity. As a general rule, rugby players are as solid a group of kids as you can find anywhere. Team size requirements & geography create financial stress that is difficult to overcome if you are not located in the Northeast.
Division I: Brown Univ., Dartmouth College, Harvard Univ., Quinnipiac Univ., Sacred Heart Univ., United States Military Academy.
Division II: American International College, Central Washington Univ., Notre Dame College, West Chester University.
Division III: Bowdoin College, Norwich University.
NAIA Varsity Women's Rugby Teams: Davenport University, Life University.
Varsity Club Women's Rugby Teams (recognized by NCAA): Brigham Young University, Colorado-Mesa, Lindenwood University, Penn State University, Spring Hill College, Stanford University, University of Mary Washington, Vassar College.
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Sun Apr 24, 2016 1:12 pm

5-0 Wave leading over Humboldt.
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Wave Rugby now up 24-10 at halftime
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Wave wins 39-32!
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Congrats !!!
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Congrats to the ladies! We should be proud of and support all Tulane teams that excel!.
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tpstulane wrote:
RobertM320 wrote:And yet, its not the final final tomorrow. From what I've read, the winner of tomorrow's game against Humboldt St is the Spring National Champion. They must play the fall champion Davenport on May 7th for the National title.

http://www.goffrugbyreport.com/news/fin ... ths-making
Damn. That's insane.
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Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:12 pm

I guess since they split it into two halves, Fall and Spring, we are technically DII Spring National Champions. Now, let's get the whole thing and leave no doubt.

On a side note, I wonder if we could move up to a DI Elite level or whatever the next higher classification is. DI is having their "Final Final" on May 7 as well.
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Congrats to the Women. It may not be a major sport, and it is "only" a club sport, but around these parts we will take any national championship we can get. #RollDamnedWave
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Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:40 am

Here's the article from Rugby Breakdown:

http://www.therugbybreakdown.com/#!Tula ... b075cd09cd

On twitter the writer of that article called the Tulane game the best rugby game she's seen all year.

https://twitter.com/the_breakdown_/stat ... 6077534208
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Robert1969 wrote:Here's the article from Rugby Breakdown:

http://www.therugbybreakdown.com/#!Tula ... b075cd09cd

On twitter the writer of that article called the Tulane game the best rugby game she's seen all year.

https://twitter.com/the_breakdown_/stat ... 6077534208
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Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:26 pm

Is there any way for the University to provide funding to get them to the final game?
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RobertM320 wrote:Is there any way for the University to provide funding to get them to the final game?
it may be time for a "go fund me" type of thing
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golfnut69 wrote:
RobertM320 wrote:Is there any way for the University to provide funding to get them to the final game?
it may be time for a "go fund me" type of thing
https://www.gofundme.com/4jxaeqfw
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