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The Aggies played their first match amongst themselves during the fall of 1968 in College Station. The spring brought a few more matches against the three original rugby clubs in Texas, Austin, Galveston and Rice, which all started in 1967.
Six or seven of the Texas A&M players were in the Maritime Academy in the fall 1968 and the spring 1969. In the fall of 1969 these players took their talents to Galveston. This is the reason Galveston had a good team in the early 70’s and were one of the few teams to beat A&M during the early 70’s. Jaime Moore’ 72 was one of these players and went back to A&M to finish up his degree in the spring of 1973 and played for A&M again then. Philip Kelly ’71, who is now a rugby coach at the University of Colorado also played at A&M in 1968/1969 and was one of the founders and organizers of the club. Philip also went down to Galveston to play after his A&M years. Roger P. Boos ’68, a visiting professor from Argentina, was very instrumental in the success of the club in the 1970s. A&M won around 100 out of 105 games in the early 70’s. The first TRU Select Side was in 1976 against a team from Nairobi, Kenya, and a few Aggies, including strong side wing Jaime Moore ’72, played in that match.
The first Old Maroon game is not recorded, but the first Golden Oldies tournament that a team from Texas entered was 1981 in Long Beach. Players from many Texas teams participated, including a few Aggies.
Since their beginning in 1968, the Texas A&M Rugby Club has upheld the six core values of Texas A&M and have always strived for excellence. Since 1999 the Aggies have won 9 Texas League championships.
Thanks to Jaime Moore ’72 for contribution to the TAMURFC’s History.
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