CSU-Pueblo has many club sports but one of the newest is men’s rugby. The club currently has 15 members but is still looking to for new people to join.
“I wanted to start a rugby team in college because I played in high school,” said Mike Adams, president and co-founder of the rugby team. “We really need to get more people to get this team really going smoother.”
The members of the team all agreed on the fact that rugby is great way to pass the time. “Exposing CSU-Pueblo’s students to the great sport of rugby is the goal of this club,” Adams said.
Approximately half of the members have played rugby before joining the club.
“Get ready to have some fun,” said Antonio Reyes, who plays the lock position.
The club is all about having fun and learning to play a sport that is different, Adams said. The team starts off practice by passing the ball around while they wait for everyone to meet up, he said.
The club practices every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m., at the multi-purpose Recreation Field by the Child Care Center. If the field’s lights aren’t on Adams said not to worry because the club is there stretching waiting for the lights to come on. In addition, they want to make sure that anyone interested in playing is welcome to come, he said.
New players start practicing right away with the club. This involves stretching, drills and a practice game of rugby to allow them to learn the rules.
“This is the best sport I have played, even better than football,” said Cody Zimmerman, the club’s scrum-half.
Potential players should check out the club’s Facebook page, CSU-P Rugby, for more information.