Lonestar Rattlesnake All Stars

In 2014 we decided there needed to be an increase of the level rugby is played here in Texas. As a collegiate rugby conference it was our responsibility to take charge and plan a pathway for the best players in college rugby to been seen at the next level. The Rattlesnakes were born. This team is made up of the best rugby talent we have in the conference with the goal to develop and promote these players.

The initial team was selected throughout the season by way of coaches player identification and there were invitations to selected players throughout the season. Then in July 2015 we completed a successful tour of the Cayman Islands which allowed us to forge processes to ensure the continual improvement and success of the program moving forward. Due to the feedback and success of this inaugural team we have decided to make this a continual staple of the Lonestar Rugby Conference season and planning. Our hope in in 2016/17 to also include a women's Lonestar Rattlesnake team.

In 2016 the Rattlesnakes once more toured; this time to Alberta, Canada. The highlight of this trip was having the opportunity to be the curtain raiser game against the Prarie Wolfpack before the Canada vs. Russia international match. Having the opportuinty to play in a stadium, with a crowd watching was a great experience for all the players and hopefully promoted the next level.

2017 the Rattlesnakes continued there pathway to being one of the most successful conferences in the US and tour New Zealand. Not only experiencing the culture and what rugby means to the people of New Zealand, but being coached by current Super Rugby players, former All Blacks and other International players was all part of the experience. Having the opportunity to play grassroots country rugby clubs, through to one of the most decorated clubs in Auckland, and finally the Northern Region U18 Maori team, it has all contributed to the knowledge and culture these players and coaches bring back to there teams in 2017-18. 

If you have any questions on the Lonestar Rattlesnake All Star program please contact either Darren Scott of Shayne Roberson.

Head Coach - Darren Scott e: darren@fifteenbrand.com p: (469) 708-8684

Tour Manager - Shayne Roberson e: shayner@hotmail.com p: (210) 846-4739