As a Big Ten collegiate rugby team, Michigan State Men’s Rugby Club competes at the highest level of USA Collegiate Rugby, Division 1A. For over 50 years the “Hoonyaks” have played the game of elegant violence with a winning tradition and a lasting brotherhood. Big Ten rugby offers a Fall 15’s and a Spring 7’s tournament circuit.
All Michigan State students (including graduate level) are eligible to play and no experience is necessary. We often field three sides of teams with varying levels of skill. An A-side and B-side who compete in big-ten competitive play, and a social side for those who want to have some fun and compete at the same time. Rugby brings together the best of other sports in a challenging competition. Experience in Football, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Track, and Wrestling are all useful in preparing for a new game that will take your skill, strength, speed toughness, and endurance to another level. Athletes of all shapes and sizes are needed to play rugby. Please visit our recruiting page for more information regarding how to get started playing rugby as a Michigan State Spartan.
“We don’t play for scholarships or the glory of the big screen, we play for the love of the game and our brothers at our shoulders.”