Send the Tigers to Nationals

The Tiger Rugby Team has won an opportunity to represent Memphis in the National Collegiate Rugby Championship tournament in Washington, DC on April 28.  We achieved this opportunity by winning the Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference tournament, besting Auburn in a 7-minute overtime win

The road to the finals was tough, but the Tigers prevailed. This spring we have won games over Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia Tech, LSU, our nemesis Auburn and many other teams.  We scored 629 points this year and only had 161 points scored against us.  18 wins and only two losses that were close, and those losses were against D1 teams.

Now we start the tough work of getting ready for Nationals.  The boys are training hard and looking forward to the day they compete for top honors.  We came in second last year and we wish to go all the way this year.

However, to get there, we need your help.

We need $20,000 to pay the expenses for our trip. And, if we are going to get there, we need all of Tiger Rugby Nation to weigh in with financial support.    

Please find your level of giving and help us out. 

  • We need 5 donors to give us $1000. (or $84.00 per month for 12 months)
  • We need 10 donors to give us $500. (or $42.00 per month for 12 months)
  • We need 25 donors to give us $250. (or $21.00 per month for 12 months)
  • We need 50 donors to give us $100. (or $10.00 per month for 12 months)
7s Coach Beck with Tiger Rugby Foundation board members Swat, Rick and Kevin. planning for nationals.

If you cannot make a full payment now, putting the money on your card for a monthly donation works great and you will never miss the money. 

Truly…. Any donation is needed of any size and there is no donation that is too large or too small. We need everyone involved. 

Pls make a commitment to contribute today.  Don’t put this off.  We need to know that we can count on you now to make this happen. 

There are several ways to contribute. 

  1. If you wish to write a check, that is great and you can mail that to the Tiger Rugby Foundation office.  Make checks payable to Tiger Rugby.  Address to 2845 Summer Oaks Drive, Bartlett, Tennessee 38134
  2. For monthly donations, go to and look for the donate button. You can sign up for monthly withdrawals.  Thanks to the many supporters who contribute each month. 
  3. For all other donations, pls go to our Go fund me page.  You can donate and can track our progress here. 
SCRC Champion Tigers on their way to Nationals. Thanks for your help!

Thanks for your help and support of the Memphis Tiger Rugby Team in our run for a national title.  We are very grateful to have you with us.   


Rick Cole
Director of Rugby
University of Memphis