Rugby gears up for tourney
David WickerSophomore undeclared major Ben Redford runs around defender sophomore economics major Ethan Eloquin during the rugby club practice last Wednesday afternoon. After falling in its season opener to Valdosta State University and coming home with a third-place plaque from the Black Rose Tournament in Statesboro, the rugby club was forced to reschedule its third matchup against Georgia Southern University because they didn’t have enough players. According to Ethan Eloquin, Georgia Southern didn’t have enough players compared to BRC. Having less players in the game wouldn’t be a fair matchup. They are currently trying to decide on a date for the game. Despite not playing, the BRC is gearing up for the Breast Cancer Awareness 15’s Tournament at Jacksonville State, where a portion of the money made goes toward a cure for breast cancer. After that, the club is getting ready for the Dirty Deep Roots 15’s Tournament, where eight teams will come to Milledgeville to compete. This will be their first time playing at home since the season began. The BRC was created in 2010 from an old team that used to play in Milledgeville. This year they plan to play a 12-game schedule, not including tournaments, matching up against schools such as the University of Georgia, Georgia Southern University and Armstrong Atlantic. They practice Tuesday through Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at The Village field. No experience is necessary to join the club, just a strong work ethic and an open mind.