Austin, TX (March 14, 2017) – The Austin Huns Elite traveled to Gretna, Louisiana, to face New Orleans Rugby Club (NOLA) for their second match of the Major Rugby Competition (MRC). Organized, determined, and aggressive, the Austin Huns Elite thrashed NOLA 91-8.
The Austin Huns were looking to make a big statement after receiving their first loss of the season two weeks ago to the Glendale Raptors in Colorado. The team started the match with their foot on the gas pedal and never took it off, scoring 8 tries in the first half and another 5 in the second half before calling the match early. “We will not get mesmerized by the scoreboard. We played against a gallant and young rugby team. I am happy with the way we kept our composure and kept to our structures, but we still have a lot of margin for improvement. We will move on to the next phase and focus on the basics next week as we prepare for the next hurdle, the Dallas Harlequins,” said Austin Huns Head Coach Eugene Eloff.
The Austin Huns will take on the Dallas Harlequins at Huns Field this Saturday, March 18, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. The game will be streamed live on the .
Pierce Reed, Winger—Injury Update
In the 34th minute of the first half, Austin Huns wing Pierce Reed was injured while being tackled. He is currently recovering from surgery of the fractured C5 vertebrae in his neck. He has full strength in all his limbs. As of 9 a.m. (Monday, March 13th), Pierce’s surgery went well, and his post-op x-rays were excellent. He will be discharged from the hospital in less than 48 hours. Pierce will be in a brace for the next six weeks and will have some permanent metal in his body, titanium.
The Austin Huns Rugby Family’s thoughts and prayers go out to Pierce Reed and wish him a speedy recovery. The team will keep the community updated through their social media accounts.
Upcoming Austin Huns Elite 2017 Season Games
March 18: Austin Huns vs. Dallas Harlequins
April 1: Austin Huns vs. Rugby Utah
April 15: Austin Huns vs. Glendale Raptors
April 29: Austin Huns vs. Richmond
May 6: Austin Huns vs. NOLA Rugby
April 8: Austin Huns vs. Dallas Reds
April 22: Austin Huns vs. Austin Blacks
May 13: Austin Huns vs. Rugby Utah
Purchase tickets to the full season or individual games at austinhunsrugby.com/tickets.
About Austin Huns Rugby
The Austin Huns Rugby Football Club was founded in 1972 as one of the first rugby clubs of its kind in central Texas. For more than 40 years, the Huns have developed an organization and a culture that have produced winning teams, first class coaches and players, and a training and competition facility that is unmatched by any other in the region. The club is dedicated to developing athletes for national and international rugby competition, who are also constructive and contributing members of the community. The Austin Huns take pride in their contributions to improving the City of Austin and the culture of athleticism in the United States. Visit www.austinhunsrugby.com for more information. Follow the Huns on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and (@AustinHunsRugby) for the latest news and scoring. #AreYouHUNgry