The LoneStar Conference (LSC) is committed to being the premier Collegiate Rugby Conference in Texas. Its’ mission is to cultivate, educate, and promote the sport of rugby, while instilling pride, life long values and self confidence. The Conference came about due to USA Rugby mandating that all college programs separate from their territorial Unions and become their own silos.
So in 2012, the LSC was formed by the Texas Rugby Union Collegiate Representative, Shayne Roberson as a place for colleges to play. It started out with 10 men’s club and is currently made up of 18 collegiate men’s programs. In 2015, the LSC became a 501(c)(3) recognized not-for-profit organization. The LSC strives to offer the most resources available to its’ clubs, including a selected All Star Collegiate Men’s team tour, coaches and player clinics hosted by some of the best coaches available and a top notch playoff system. The LSC does offer its clubs two different playoff pathways to a National Championship, one through NSCRO (National Small College Rugby Organization) and one through USA Rugby DI-AA. The LSC currently has one college scholarship that it offers yearly and is the Freddie vanReenen Scholarship.
In 2015, the All Star Men’s team was formed and named the LSC Rattlesnakes and took its first tour to the Cayman Islands. Since then we have successfully toured Canada, New Zealand and the Bahamas. The success of this program has improved the level played across our conference and has seen our teams progress from the Regional Championships for two consecutive years.
Colleges separate from the Texas Rugby Union and the Lonestar Rugby Conference is formed with 10 men's collegiate teams.
Lonestar Rugby Conference forms a Women's league with 7 schools
The LSC adds an additional 3 men's teams and 2 women's
Lonestar Conference expands even further. The men's competition expands to 14 men's teams and 11 women's. An All Star men's program is established and tours the Cayman Islands and the conference receives 501c3 non-profit organization status.