Life University Rugby is comprehensive program that has become a model for collegiate and club programs around the country. In addition to its dedicated rugby facilities, including two pitches, Life U boasts an elite coaching staff of men and women who have played at the highest levels of rugby in the world and possess the skills and knowledge necessary to administer to the athletes.
The program consists of the following teams:
Undergraduate 15s – in its short history has already become a national powerhouse, perennially ranked among the top five teams in the country. In 2013, the team won the Division 1A national championship. Plays in the Mid-South Conference, the toughest and most competitive conference in the country.
Men’s Club 15s – the original Life University rugby team plays the highest level of rugby in the United States. Made up mostly of graduate and doctoral students, the Men’s team has played in the prestigious Division 1, the Rugby Super League and the Elite Cup. Having won multiple championships in various divisions, the Life U Men’s team takes on all comers and travels all over the country seeking competition.
Women’s 15s – the newest Life U rugby team was founded in the fall of 2013 and is already turning heads with its energy and commitment to building a top-tier program from the ground up. With expert coaching and the establishment of scholarships, it won’t be long before the Lady Running Eagles make a name for themselves on the national stage.
Undergraduate 7s – in its first season of existence, the 7s team won the inaugural USA Rugby Sevens national championship, the prestigious Las Vegas Invitational, and advanced to the semifinals of the Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC). Despite such a high initial bar, the team has continued to turn heads the past two years with its winning play and network television appearances.
Life University’s rugby facilities are used regularly by the US national teams for training ahead of key international test matches, and oftentimes scrimmage Life U teams, thus exposing Life U players to the top level of competition in the United States.
There is a standard at Life U virtually unmatched anywhere. We compete for national championships and several of our players earn All-American status. We’ve had multiple players advance to the professional ranks, and have players on the US Eagles. Life U is the type of program that prepares players for the next step, not just in rugby, but also in life.