UCSD Women’s Rugby is part of a growing tradition of women’s collegiate rugby in America, and especially in Southern California. The team’s SoCal league has become progressively more competitive over the years, thanks to a growing interest in women’s rugby. UCSD Women’s Rugby has a history of excelling in their league, making it to nationals several times and doing well with the tough competition. UCSD Women’s Rugby is known for our yearly tournament called Scrum By the Sea, that happens every November, and includes teams from all over California and Arizona. UCSD Women’s Rugby also annually travels to Stanford and Arizona for tournements and regular league play.
It’s never too early/late to join the Women’s Rugby Team at UCSD and become part of the fastest growing women’s college sports in the country. We are always looking for enthusiastic, hard-working, fun or serious athletes who want to try something new. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! None of the current players on our team had any previous rugby experience coming in to college, so don’t be intimidated about trying something new — we all did!
Rugby was born in 1823 when, in a fit of unsportsmanlike rage, William Webb Ellis of Rugby School in England picked up the ball during a match of soccer and ran with it. Since that time, many others have mimicked his actions (both unlawfully during soccer as well as during sanctioned rugby matches). Rugby was brought to the U.S. by 1840, and in 1911, lead to the development of American football with the introduction of the forward pass.
Women, bright enough to avoid playing American football, joined in the sport of rugby by the 1970s by organizing the country’s first women’s clubs in Colorado and Connecticut. Rugby is at present one of the fastest growing sports among collegiate women in the U.S.
UCSD Women’s Rugby was established in 1996, and has quickly grown to be one of the best teams in the Nation.
The Lady Tritons played their last season game this weekend against UC Santa Barbara. UC San Diego started off the game with a try from Teigan Macdonald and a conversion kick from Alex Beckett. The Tritons scored two more consecutive trys making the score UC San Diego 19 – UCSB 0. Santa Barbara scored a Read More >
University of Arizona started the game off by scoring a try within the first 10 minutes of the game. UC San Diego quickly rallied and their flyhalf Teigan Macdonald scored a try soon after. The scrumhalf Alex Beckett successfully kicked the conversion making the score U of A 5- UC San Diego 7. Arizona scored Read More >
On Saturday, February 11th, the UC San Diego Women’s Rugby team played the Arizona State University Women’s Rugby team for their last league home game. With Warren Field wet and muddy from the rain, the Tritons started the game slow and allowed ASU the first try. However, once UCSD adjusted to ASU’s strong offense runs, Read More >
The Lady Tritons had a tough game against CSUN this weekend on February 4th. Teigan Macdonald scored the first try of the game and successfully kicked the conversion eight minutes into the first half. CSUN responded by scoring two trys and one conversion in the following 15 minutes making the score CSUN 12 – UC Read More >
The lady Tritons played their first game of the season against UCLA this last weekend. They started off strong by scoring a try within the first five minutes of the game. UC San Diego scored 3 more times before halftime making the score UC San Diego 28 – UCLA 0. In the first ten minutes of Read More >
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