Rugby Earns a Victory over Houston Rival Leading Up to St. Paul’s Match
The Jesuit Rugby Team hosted St. Pius X High School from Houston on Saturday, March 13, 2021. St Pius, which has had a strong rugby program for the past two decades, met the Jesuit rugby team to celebrate Mass together on Saturday before facing off for a thrilling match under the lights at the Marconi Pitch.
The Jays scored early and often, besting St. Pius 43-19. Jesuit’s teamwork on defense stood strong against the powerful runners of St. Pius. The Jays executed well on offense, picking apart the St. Pius defense with quick phases and fantastic running lines.
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On the coaching staff this year, there are returning coaches Adam Massey (Head Coach), Wes Eustis ’99, Saade Bou-Mikael ’04, Matt Oertling ’00, and NOLA Gold Pro-player Holden Yungert.
Returning back to the team after a couple year hiatus from coaching is Jeff Reuther ’99, who is also teaching chemistry at Jesuit this year. Another new coach addition this year is NOLA Gold player and capped Canadian National Team member Eric Howard. The coaching staff brings a tremendous amount of rugby expertise and provides extra attention to the players on this growing team.
Team is united by their motto, “Excellence in Rugby is a Jesuit Tradition.” The team continues its season this weekend when Jesuit rugby players face off against St. Paul’s on March 20 in City Park.