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Offline piggus diccus

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Hog Ruggers make final 4
« on: April 25, 2015, 10:27:42 PM »
They recently moved up to DIAA from DII.  It hasn't slowed them down any.

http://www.goffrugbyreport.com/news/wild-games-diaa-quarters

"The Men’s DIAA college playoffs are down to four teams as the quarterfinals produced some intriguing results.

 

The biggest result was Arkansas beating Cal State Long Beach 24-14.

Razorbacks Head Coach Warren Fyfe said he was almost as surprised as everyone else in the result.

The 49ers ran out to halftime lead of 11-3, but the Arkansas fitness showed in the second half, as did their strong defense.

“Long Beach State is a really good team,” said Fyfe. “They have some big centers and it was tough for us. But in the second half we got some go-forward and put them under pressure.”

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Re: Hog Ruggers make final 4
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2015, 11:21:33 PM »
The fullback for the Hogs, Corey Jones, has made the 60 man roster for the National Rugby Football League, which will be beginning this summer.

I watched him play against Iowa St and it was impressive.

http://www.nationalrugbyfootballleague.com/news/roster.html

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Re: Hog Ruggers make final 4
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2015, 11:25:00 PM »
This is a radical change from where they used to be back when I was playing.  UA was just another solid DII team.

Is Arkansas State still unbelievably good?

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Re: Hog Ruggers make final 4
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2015, 12:40:39 AM »
This is a radical change from where they used to be back when I was playing.  UA was just another solid DII team.

Is Arkansas State still unbelievably good?

When did you play?
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Re: Hog Ruggers make final 4
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2015, 12:42:27 AM »
When did you play?

Not at UA, at Hendrix in the mid 90s.  Played for UALR my senior year of HS in 92-93 and played at Oxford my senior year of college.

Played some for LR Rugby Club after that for a few years, always played UA.

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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2015, 11:02:13 AM »
This is a radical change from where they used to be back when I was playing.  UA was just another solid DII team.

Is Arkansas State still unbelievably good?

Yes, but they have non-renewed their coach's contract and that could change next year.  They are so good because he convinced the school to give in-state tuition to international ruggers.  The Hogs are almost entirely home-grown.

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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2015, 05:44:36 PM »
Merle, did you play? 

Here is some of  the current group:

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Re: Hog Ruggers make final 4
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2015, 10:29:47 PM »
Merle, did you play? 

Here is some of  the current group:


One year, in New Orleans.  It wasn't for me.
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Re: Hog Ruggers make final 4
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2015, 10:36:07 PM »
Yes, but they have non-renewed their coach's contract and that could change next year.  They are so good because he convinced the school to give in-state tuition to international ruggers.  The Hogs are almost entirely home-grown.

When I was there ASU pretty crappy.  Only team we could beat when I was at Hendrix. Even then their good players were exchange students. They had a big Argentinean 8-man named Eve that was a beast.

Someone convinced them to treat it as a real sport and not a club sport, the way we wish UA would do for hockey.  Most schools have volunteer coaches donating their own time.

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« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2015, 12:03:31 PM »
When I played (99 or 2000), ASU beat the everliving snot out of us.  They had this giant Argentinian bastard who had legs like tree trunks.  I think we traveled there with 18 and a coach, and 14 made it to the field for game day with no coach.  Clearly the team is a bit more organized now.  This is great news.

 

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