Rugby redo is planned

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Moriah Howell

Adam Hornyak gets attempts to catch a pass defended by Robison Cernetich during practice Sept. 10 at the football field.

Emily Moore, Contributing Writer

Campus Rugby players would like their team to become better known. 

“UPJ Rugby isn’t marketed,” said senior rugby player Josh Horner.

“Not many people know it is even here of our verbal marketing has produced a lot of kids coming out and speaking about it.”

According to Farm Ape Rugby team president Shawn Foley, the team is projected to play Homecoming weekend after the parade and the color ceremony.

“Instead of a football game (for homecoming), we’re trying to get the Rugby team to fill that gap,” Foley said.

The reason that Rugby was not big last year was because the team did not have enough players, according to Horner.

Foley said they have 19 players this year and they should be up to 20 or more players.

“Last year, we had 11 to 15,” said Foley.

The team is looking to compete this year against other known teams, Gannon University (Erie, Pa.) for example, according to freshman Zach Brown.

Horner said the team is competitive.

The team played their first game Sept. 27 at home. They are to play more home games this season, according to Foley.