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National Collegiate 7s Tickets on Sale

The Tigers have won a spot at the National Collegiate 7s Tournament at Kennesaw State University north of Atlanta, Georgia a on May 14-15, 2022. 

More information about the tournament is available at this link.

Tickets are now on sale for this two-day event.  Tiger Fans may purchase tickets at the following link:

Memphis team link: https://bit.ly/MEMMRUGBY

Memphis team promo code: MEMMRUGBY

Please purchase two-day tickets.  The Tigers have guaranteed at least 30 tickets will be sold, so spread the word and let’s get a good showing at the nationals for our Tigers!

SCRC D2 7s Champions 2022

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Let’s get behind your Tigers. GTG!

Tigers to National 7s Championships 2022

April 27, 2022, Memphis, TN – As winners of the SCRC D2 conference, the Tigers were invited to participate in the USA Rugby National Champions 7s tournament this May 14-15. The tournament will be held at Kennesaw State University in their Fifth Third Bank Stadium and will be broadcast on NBC, CNBC and Peacock stations.

This is the most prestigious opportunity that the Tigers have ever faced. The opportunity to be on TV amazes me and excites the lads. Coaches Dave Hill and Phil Beck are tuning up the players for the big event.

SIRC D2 7s Champions 2022

We need Tiger Rugby Nation to get behind the Tigers. Post season play is always costly but this event will be even more expensive. Besides the normal expensive travel logistics, we are guaranteeing 100 tickets for the game. USA rugby wants to fill the stadium with people for this important tournament. So, keep an eye out in our normal communication channels for opportunities to purchase Tiger Rugby Gear, Purchase tickets or donate money. We need you now more than ever.

Go Tigers Go!


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You can financially support the Tigers by donating at this link. We need your help and any dollars you give move the Tigers toward a win. Thanks for anything you can do.

Do you have a Kroger Card? If so, Kroger will give the Tigers money if you sign up and tell the to do so. Here is how you can get free money for the Tigers. Please link your card today. If you don’s have a Kroger card you can get one from for free from any Kroger store.

Tigers Win SCRC 7s 2022

April 24, 2022, Murfreesboro, TN – Your Memphis Tigers are conference D2 Champions following the Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference (SCRC) 7s tournament this weekend at Middle Tennessee State University.    

In an interesting tournament format, D2 and D1 teams played in pool play.  The Tigers were beaten by D1 Kentucky, won the forfeit from D1 Kennesaw State and then lost to D1 Clemson.  They then played nemesis Auburn for the D2 Championship, winning 17-5. With enough points to win the D2 title the Tigers gave Alabama a great contest with the

The win vindicated the Tiger leadership’s decision to have the Bluff City 7s home tournament on Easter weekend, the weekend prior to the SCRC Championships.  Though the weekend schedule collapsed from teams pulling out, Sam Houston came to the rescue and gave the Tigers the test that they needed to marshal a win at SCRC.  “We really thought having a tune up weekend at home before the tournament would position our players in the best position to win the SCRC,” said Rick Cole, Tiger Director of Rugby.  “I’m really glad it worked out for the lads.”

“The boys showed amazing skill, playing hard against D1 opponents,” said Coach Phil. “They kept their chins up, fought to stay on the front foot and made us all proud.”

7s SCRC Champions 2022

With the conference win the Tigers are invited to attend the USA Rugby National Collegiate Championship, May 14-15 in Kennesaw, Georgia and the NCR Collegiate Rugby Championship, May 28-30 in New Orleans, LA. 

Post season play is going to be expensive. We need Tiger Rugby Nation to help get the Tigers to these playoff opportunities.  Please make a donation today at this link.  Thanks for your support of the Tigers. 

Sam Houston Takes Bluff City 7s 2022

April 16, 2022 Memphis TN– Sam Houston State University traveled to Memphis to participate in the Bluff City 7s collegiate tournament hosted by the University of Memphis Alumni. The trip was worth their effort as they took top honors on the day.

Four teams worked in a round robin format. Memphis A&B, Christian Brothers University and Sam Houston. The day was perfect for rugby with the weather around 65 degrees, overcast with intermittent slight sprinkles to cool the players.

A fairly good crowd was on hand despite the threat of rain and everyone seemed to have a lot of fun. There was a festive feel in the air.

Memphis A beat Sam Houston in the first match of the day. Then CBU won over Memphis B. Sam Houston won over CBU and Memphis A beat Memphis B. Memphis A won over CBU, and Sam Houston took Memphis B. The teams were re-seeded and a playoff was set. The last 2 matches of the day pitted Memphis A against Sam Houston and CBU against Memphis B.

Sam Houston had more firepower in the last match. Memphis A fought very hard with several amazing goal line stands, but they fell short on tries and took second place in the tournament.

CBU played very well on the weekend, showing the progress of their players in strength, fitness and rugby knowledge. “I was very impressed with the lads today”, said coach Brian Colbridge. “They outdid themselves.”

A surprise on the day was a the strength of Memphis B. Mostly pack players, they were dominant at moments of their matches due to the ability to control the ball while power running over opponents. “I loved seeing those props manage those quick offloads,” said Tiger Coach Dave Hill. “Gonna be great for our 15s in the fall.”

Memphis A was disappointed with their second place finish. However, as a tune up match for next weekend’s Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference (SCRC) 7s tournament, it worked out quite well. “For the most part, we came out of the weekend with a good run and the players healthy,” said Coach Phil Beck. “That was my main goal.”

Bling was passed out by tournament coordinator Steve Williams along with Rick Cole, Director of Rugby at Memphis. Many thanks to all who helped put on the tournament, including Marc Holley in the T-shirt booth, Referees Mariah Kaliapu, Rob Reetz and Troy McCall, and Jennifer Bone the trainer. Great thanks to Steve Williams, for coordinating the event.

The Tigers travel to MTSU next weekend for two days of conference play. We wish them well!

Memphis at Auburn 7s 2022

Auburn AL, April 2, 2022 – Your Memphis Tigers ventured to the University of Auburn Tiger den to test themselves against several of our fellow SCRC conference members.  It was a beautiful day for players and fans alike.  Slightly cool and partly cloudy.  Great day for rugby.

Memphis took on the home team right off the bat and fell to Auburn 24-0.  We had beaten Auburn a month earlier at UAB, and the lads were very disappointed with the loss.  Auburn had improved since our last test with them. Biggest loss of the day was losing our captain, Josh Scott, to an ankle injury early in the match.

We took on Alabama in the next matchup.  Determined to make a good showing, the Tigers took it to Alabama besting them 33-0. 

For the final match of the day, the Tigers fell to a prepared side.  Georgia squeaked by the Tigers, 17-10 in a game that could have gone either way.  With two losses on the day, the tigers were finished and the lads were not happy with the result. 

“We learned a lot,” said Coach Beck.  “Our fitness is pretty good but we need to work on taking advantage of opportunities when they present, and we certainly must do a better job on defense.  On a good day, we can hold our own against D1aa teams.”

The Tigers next host an 8-team tournament at home on April 16.  The tournament will be at Memorial and will be a lot of fun. 


You can financially support the Tigers by donating at this link. We need your help and any dollars you give move the Tigers toward a win. Thanks for anything you can do.

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Tigers Earn Hardware at Mooseman

March 19, 2022 – Murfreesboro, TN – The MTSU Rugby Team annually host the Mooseman 7s tournament, bringing teams from the north that the Tigers do not usually have an opportunity to compete against.  This year was no exception.  Northern teams came to the balmy south to escape the snow.

The Tigers went to the Mooseman 7s on the heels of their UAB first place and were feeling optimistic, despite knowing that several of their best players were not able to play due to injuries.   

Things started off great for the Tigers, besting Principi, 19-17.  They then romped over South Indy, 43-0.  St. Louis and the Tigers played to a draw, 12-12. Then the Tigers clobbered Vandy, 45-0.

The day was cold, windy, and cloudy.  The Tigers huddled in the vans to keep warm between matches. 

On to the finals, with the Tigers facing Xavier.  The valiant Tigers were out of gas by the last match.  Coach Beck said that they were physically and emotionally drained.  Xavier won the match and the tournament 26-0, but the Tigers fought to the very end, duly earning the second-place trophy.   

Captain Josh Scott, unable to play due to being in the injured reserve, stated that it was terrible watching his mates play and he could not help.  “I’ve gotta get well so I can get back in the game,” said Scott. 

The Tigers get a weekend off then off to Auburn for a conference tune up.  GTG! 

Captain Scott really wanted to take 1st place.

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Tigers Win UAB 7s

The Tigers have started their 7s season, traveling to the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) this past weekend to test their mettle.  And rise to the test they did, winning all 5 matches in this early season round robin.

Coach Phil Beck with Sehrab Bagha

They teed off with Spring Hill, besting them 19-5.  The University of Alabama brought two sides and the Tigers finished Bama B with a score of 17 to nil.  They then took on 2021 SCRC Conference and collegiate 15s champions, The Auburn Tigers.  Your Memphis Tigers ran away with it, 43-0, leaving the pitch with a satisfied grin, savoring the win over their conference rivals. The final match of the weekend pitted the Tigers against the host team UAB, with the Tigers easily winning 17-5.   The Tigers undefeated on the day. What fun!

Coach Phil Beck, our 7s specialist, said that the Tiger match against Auburn was “championship material”.  “The boys felt great and had a really good tim,” said Coach Beck.  “We have lots to work on, but this is a really good start for our season.”

This was a solid team effort with everyone contributing but three fellows earned special Tiger Tournament Honors. Josh Scott (14), Shehrab Bagha (24) and Tully Day (5) had special moments, assuring the Tiger victory on the weekend.  

Well done, Lads.  Thanks for working hard. We’re ever more excited about this season. 

Thanks to Stacy Scott for the photos. More photos are available here. Well done Stacy!

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Tiger Rugby Gear is available at our online store at Tytan Rugby https://tytanrugby.com/collections/memphis-rugby

You can financially support the Tigers by donating at this link. We need your help and any dollars you give move the Tigers toward a win. Thanks for anything you can do.

Do you have a Kroger Card? If so, Kroger will give the Tigers money if you sign up and tell the to do so. Here is how you can get free money for the Tigers. Please link your card today. If you don’s have a Kroger card you can get one from for free from any Kroger store.

Tigers Invest in Memorial Field

For the 12 year in a row, the Tigers have taken on major maintenance projects for Memorial Field. Each year the Tigers work to improve the field by adding leveling dirt and sand and by spreading rye seed in winter so we will have a playing surface for the spring.

Ravi, Donovan and Liam

Steve Swatzyna used his mower and the team spreader to drop the seed. The entire process took about 3 hours. The pitch will be beautiful this spring.

Seeding is a major timing problem since we really cannot do much seeding at the optimal time (September/October) due to the band use of the pitch. We were a little later than normal this season but finally got the seed down yesterday. Many thanks for Ravi, Liam and Donovan who moved the seed to the pitch from the locker room on a 30 degree day.

The Tigers remove debris from the field during practices. Regularly we remove bottles, cans, papers and now we find masks on the field on a regular basis. We take pride in our playing surface and take good care of it for all to use.

Coach Swatzyna Rides Again