The ‘Rattlesnakes’ are the Representative Mens Rugby Team selected from all the Collegiate Rugby Clubs that compete in the LoneStar Rugby Conference. The LoneStar Conference (LSC) is committed to being the premier Collegiate Rugby Conference in Texas.
The Rattlesnakes are headed up by Head Coach Lachlan Ferguson.
In the United States, Coach Ferguson has previously been the Director of Rugby for the Austin Blacks Rugby Club, The Huns Rugby Club, the Austin Valkyries Women's Rugby Club and the St Edward's University Rugby Club. He was also one of the founding coaches for the Texas Rugby Union Men's All Star program.
Coach Ferguson has nearly 20 years professional coaching experience, coaching juniors, schoolboys, men’s and women’s senior rugby. He has previously coached in Ireland, England, New Zealand and Australia. He was a Development Officer and Coach Educator for the Australian Rugby Union and the Queensland Rugby Union as well as the first professional coach employed by the Ulster Education Board.
Coach Ferguson holds an IRFU Level 4, ARU Level 3 and USA Rugby Level 200 qualifications.
Coach Ferguson will be running High Performance Coaching Clinics this season which are available to all of the LSC Clubs. If you would like your club to participate in one of these coaching clinics you can contact Coach Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.org
LoneStar Club Coaching Sessions
This season, All Stars Head Coach Lach Ferguson has conducted coaching sessions
with nearly half the colleges in the LoneStar Rugby Conference.
The purpose of these sessions is to provide expertise and additional support to players
and coaches to improve the standard of rugby overall. We are focused on learning the
Principles of Play, fostering a greater understanding of how to play the game.
These sessions are designed to facilitate consistent practices that develop players’ core
Our mission is to improve the standard of rugby across all Texas collegiate rugby.
“Our time with Coach Ferguson gave us the opportunity to add tools to our game as individual
players and develop a strong strategy as a team.”
Tres Cox, Abilene Christian University
“It was an outstanding opportunity to learn high quality rugby in an intense environment.”
David Phillips, UTSA, Co-Captain
“Fun player-focused hands on approach to learning rugby.”
Michael Woznicki, Head Coach UTEP
“It was a fun, informative, and applicable session for new and experienced players.”
Alex Willis, Club President UTD
“Not only educational, but very engaging, allowed our players to learn and practice skills within a
‘player driven’ practice session.”
Colt Bradford, Angelo State University
“Lach does a great job of breaking down the process into understandable pieces and making
the players more efficient.”
Pete Lewis, Coach UTSA
“From my perspective, the coaching sessions have been an amazing opportunity to
connect with LoneStar Conference rugby teams and to let these players know there is
definitely a pathway to achieving Representative honors”
“The sessions are designed to be completely inclusive, providing informative concepts,
that coaches can include going forward with their teams. I’m really appreciative for all
the colleges that took advantage of this opportunity”