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Help Fund our Scrum

Raised toward our $12,500 Goal
72 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on October 15, at 04:00 PM CDT
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Help Fund our Scrum

We tried and we scored! Thanks to the 72 donors who raised $13,172, Fund Our Scrum has exceeded the goal and earned a $12,500 match from a generous alumnus, which will endow the Rugby program for future generations!

Still want to get in on the action? Gifts to support Rugby’s annual operating expenses are much appreciated. Visit the University of Arkansas’ online giving site today to make your gift now!


Reason for the Project

This Arkansas Rugby team has fire and drive like no other. Our team has two spectacular coaches in Warren Fyfe and Frans Schimper, who drive the athletes to be the best rugby players they can be for themselves and for their teammates. Rugby is riding on this crazy amount of drive, but we need funding to be able to reach the heights to which we’re capable:  a national championship.

Fighting to reach the highest division is only a stepping stone for this team, and we’re asking for your assistance to get there! Higher competition usually means additional trips and the costs can become taxing to these student athletes. To help support this team into the future, we need funding for travel to different competitions such as the D1A playoffs, 7's National Championships, and other potential tournaments. Further needs include new kits, practice gear, tackle bags, and other equipment to keep us at the top of our game.There are several rugby alumni who have been instrumental in this initiative to endow funds for the U of A intramural rugby team.  An endowment will provide a permanent source of funding as our team continues to grow and achieve great success. Additionally, there is a rugby alum who has issued a challenge for every dollar raised he will match it up to $12,500.

The U of A Rugby Team has unimaginable potential, and we need YOUR help to unlock it. Support our efforts today. Woo Pig Sooie!

Team Introduction

Men's Rugby has been at the University of Arkansas since 1971, making it the oldest club sport on campus. Having a long and storied history, sans a short hiatus in the early 2000s, the team began to pick up some heat by the late 2000s under Coach Warren Fyfe. U of A Rugby sat in Division 2 for a few years, until a few years of growth catapulted the program to a 2013 season berth in Division 1-AA. Today we sit firmly in Division 1-A, the highest level of competition in college rugby.

Recent Team Accolades

2010 Heart of America Conference Champions

2011 Heart of America Conference Champions

2012 Great Plains Conference Champions

2012 3rd at Westerns Regional Championship

2013 2nd at HOA 7's Championship

2013 Earned bid to 7's National Championship

2014 HOA 7's Champions

2014 Earned bid to 7's National Championship

2015 Earned bid to 15's National Championship

2015 15's National Championship Semi-Finalist

2015 HOA 7's Champions

2015 Earned bid to 7's National Championship


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In rugby, there are 15 players on the field at a time during typical gameplay.


Half a Century!

In just a few years, the club will be celebrating its 50th year, cementing it as the oldest club on campus!


Young Masters

Our alumni have ranked themselves based on their tenure with the club. Donate $100 or more to earn the Young Master donation rank!


Grand Masters

Our alumni have ranked themselves based on their tenure with the club. Donate $500 or more to earn the Grand Master donation rank!



Our alumni have ranked themselves based on their tenure with the club. Donate $1000 or more to earn the Legend donation rank!


Team Origins

The University of Arkansas Men's Rugby team was founded in 1971 and just celebrated its 45th year of existence!

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